Episode 167: Director Richard Kelly Special

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Writer-director Richard Kelly hasn’t been around too long, but his three features have all been the subject of intense debate: Is Donnie Darko the great sci-fi fable of the 2000s or a teen angst pretension pit? Is Southland Tales, as the Village Voice’s J. Hoberman contends, a a “visionary” film, or creative control gone horribly wrong? And is his latest, The Box, an incomprehensible sci-fi mishmash or a return to form? Al, Mariko and Simon attempt to answer all these questions without falling into any aquatic time portals.

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  3. Ricky says

    I disagree I think he looked his best in Brokeback Mountain. I think he did what all actors do at one point and that is work out a lot. So at a part of his career he looked pretty good but he is not naturally handsome but rather an average dude.

  4. Sandra says

    On the subject of Jake Gyllenhaal’s awkwardness: I firmly believe that he never became attractive, but rather attained his heart-throb status from being seen by teenage girls in this movie. He was so moody, isn’t that what girls of that age want?

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