Alas, though we would have liked nothing better than to have covered Notorious in the current (1/7-1/20) issue of the L, the film didn’t screen for critics until last week. So Benjamin H. Sutton saw the movie to review it for our website — rather predictably, it’s just your average wikipedia-corresponding music biopic. But with, you know, Biggie songs on the soundtrack. And a rather interesting, perhaps unintentional take on gender.
And I would be remiss in not pointing out that, in another too-late-for-print web review of a film opening today, Henry Stewart does the heroic work of teasing out the Great New Depression resonances of Paul Blart: Mall Cop. (An intriguingly ambivalent film in its relation to consumer culture, as it turns out!)