For a film that is riddled with cinematic cliches, CRAZY HEART is nevertheless a thoroughly enjoyable watch. One reason for that is Jeff Bridges, an actor so talented and so likable that it's always a pleasure to watch him do anything. His sensitive portrayal of Otis "Bad" Blake, a once successful country singer who is in the midst of a professional and personal decline is believable and heartbreaking. Although the Blake character is someone we've all seen before, Bridges wisely…
I hereby predict that this very strange little movie will become a cult phenomenon with all of its faithful devotees dressing up in white sheets whenever they venture out to see it.
Quiet, introspective, exercise in existential angst. And, dare I say it, haunting. Well worth seeing, if, for no other reason, that there is simply nothing else like it.
Joan Crawford achieved major stardom with her portrayal of "Dangerous" Diana Medford, the wild jazz age flapper with the decent, honest heart, in this silent classic. Miss Crawford's dancing may not hold up very well for some modern viewers, but she gives a solid dramatic performance, dressed in high fashion and existing in an Art Deco fantasy world. The film was made during the last days of the silents and has a musical soundtrack that includes a few lines of…