One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Monday, May 01, 2006

Turn the Page

By the time you read this, "The Notorious Bettie Page" will probably be out of the theaters. And if you do miss it, don't worry. It's not a bad film; it's just thin and forgettable. It's two-dimensional, just like Bettie's pinups. One reason to see it, however, is the cinematography, which recreates the image quality of film from the 1950s: both color (techicolor saturation) and black and white (rich velvety blacks). Oh, and another reason to see the film is if you want to see Gretchen Mol as a leafless Page.