Tilda Swinton is amazing in Orlando as the son of Queen Elizabeth I who lives for 400 years, the first half as a man, the second half as a woman. Her transformation and the nuances of her facial expressions are amazing. What’s amazing is how subtle her transformations are. She starts out gawky and awkward and slowly gains grace as the years pass. It’s extremely believable.
Tilda Swinton. TILDA SWINTON. Need I say more?
See it! Gender-bending Tilda Swinton, damn.
In Boys Life II, Nunzio’s Second Cousin (short) D’Onofrio plays a gay cop who terrorizes some would-be gay bashers, forcing one to have dinner with him and his wacky mom. Harsh, interesting, unpredictable, and very well-acted. I found it hard to watch, a little gut-wrenching, but worthwhile.
See it if you can handle a downer.