Joseph’s Cinematic Grand Ole Opry #6
Been seeing a lot of dream blunt rotation on Twitter, but you can’t beat Willie, Kris, and Rip. You don’t even need a fourth!
A wonderful hang with the boys. Director Alan Rudolph was an Altman disciple and it shows: a similar care for characterization, a freewheelin’ narrative sensibility, and the film is above all else an actors’ showcase. Willie’s performance is as sly and skilled as his singing, and he throws in some genuinely good tunes to boot. Kris doesn’t get quite as much screen time, but what he does get showcases his charm, his ability to put on a show, and his physique (did not realize how ripped he was in his prime). And Rip outdoes the outlaw legends at their own outlaw game. Country dudes rock.