We were recently joined by the fascinating cult director, John Waters. Best known for Hairspray, Cry Baby (with a young Johnny Depp) and Serial Mom (with a fantastic performance from Kathleen Turner) and the work that he did in the 70s with drag queen, Divine, Waters has traversed the underground and Hollywood for over 40 years. His 1970 film, Multiple Maniacs recently received a beautiful restoration and a Blu-ray release on the Criterion Collection (in stores now).
A forlorn, circumspect amble through turmoil in advancing age is the motor behind Mia Hansen-Love’s downbeat Things To Come (L’avenir). A departure from her previous works focusing on youth, her contemplative fifth feature nestles in competition for the prestigious Golden Bear. It is easy to observe why.