DVD Tuesday: Oh, Keira!
May the Queen of the Corset reign forever! | Photo courtesy of Paramount Vantage
Yes, Keira Knightley has many detractors, but I think she's just fabulous. Period pieces like The Duchess are right in her wheelhouse. It's no Brideshead Revisited (see that movie!) but--except for a curiously inert performance by Ralph Fiennes--it's definitely worth a rental. The same can't be said for either Eagle Eye or Ghost Town. The phrase "big-budget misfire" seems about right. Eagle Eye is just stupid, but Ghost Town wastes the fine talents of Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear. Want to experience a genuinely uncomfortable cinematic experience? See Savage Grace and be glad you have a normal, non-raping mommy.