Magazine article Artforum International

John Waters

Magazine article Artforum International

John Waters

Article excerpt

A DATE WITH JOHN WATERS (NEW LINE RECORDS) WILL BE RELEASED ON VALENTINE'S DAY 2007.

1 United 93 (Paul Greengrass) The best movie in the last five years. No cheap shots in this one! I have friends who would watch a snuff film, yet they refuse to see this great action picture--I don't get why.

2 Jackass Number Two (Jeff Tremaine) Playing on more than three thousand screens, Jackass 2 was the number-one-grossing movie in America on its opening weekend--and the male stars eat shit and drink horse semen for real. They're nude a lot, too. If this isn't cultural terrorism, I don't know what is.

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

3 The Last King of Scotland (Kevin Macdonald) Forest Whitaker tops the performance of Joseph Olita in 1981's Rise and Fall of Idi Amin, one of my all-time favorite trash masterpieces.

4 Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell) When was the last time the star of a film rimmed someone, sang "The Star-Spangled Banner," and walked away with his dignity? A touching, lovely movie that I hope gets turned into a Broadway musical.

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

5 The Departed (Martin Scorsese) The best-acted film of the year from America's coolest director. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.