I’m surprised I liked I’m Not There, the quasi Bob Dylan biopic, as much as I did. Todd Haynes films are often interesting ideas that seem to be less than successful in action (see Velvet Goldmine). But his strange film-it’s sort of a meditation on the idea of Bob Dylan or the myth of Bob Dylan than an actual biopic. So there are some interesting mixes of original material with news footage and several big name actors playing Dylan inspired musicians like Christian Bale, the late Heath Ledger, Cate Blanchett!, and Richard Gere. Blanchett has been single out for her performance, which I think is over-rated; she didn’t fool me for one minute. There’s a great soundtrack with a plethora of my favorite musicians covering Dylan tunes (Cat Power, Mark Lanegan, Stephen Malkmus, Calexico, John Doe, Karen O, Jeff Tweedy, Los Lobos, Yo La Tengo, and many more. The Soundtrack is also highly recommended.