In Theaters

Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R/SA Current

index*My Summer Movie preview was reprinted in this week’s issue of the San Antonio Current.

*Bertrand Bonello’s aloof and oddly compelling biopic Saint Laurent is unique in that it’s not a story about an artist’s difficult ascent toward triumph, but about his easy descent from triumph toward irrelevance and into oblivion. The Yves Saint Laurent that we see here devolves from a man into a brand into mere initials, and finally into nothing.

*Poltergeist is a tentative and patently unnecessary remake, of course, but director Gil Kenan (Monster House) brings a high level of craft to his haunted house film, more than matching recent over-hyped ghost stories like The Conjuring and Insidious.