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Film: Color Me Kubrick

You probably haven't heard about this film, Color Me Kubrick. It flew pretty far below the U.S. radar...and perhaps everyone's radar. But it's worth a viewing if for no other reason than to watch a hilariously funny performance by John Malkovich.

Basically, a gay con-man goes around pretending to be Stanley Kubrick in order to get money and sexual favors from just about everyone he encounters. Only the police can't catch him because no one wants to go on the record as having been one of his "victims" because of the public embarrassment that would ensue.

What makes this movie is Malkovich, no questions asked. Without him it might be just another mildly interesting British indie comedy. And...maybe it still is. But Malko is just incredible to watch on screen. He completely owns and absorbs himself into any role he has to play...while still being himself. That, is an achievement. Malko is so odd-looking and so earnest and has such a gift for playing tragically funny and fatally flawed characters. The movie is worth seeing just to see him playing a British gay man pretending to be an American film director...whom the character in the movie seemingly knows very little about.

Available on Netflix...watch it. You know you don't have anything better to do...

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