Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A PROBLEM WITH A THESIS - MY TRASHY POST
Linda Barnard, Entertainment writer for the Toronto Star, reviews the new Paul Schrader-directed, Lindsay Lohan vehicle The Canyons, and suggests in her opening salvo that the former child-star's "screen career is well and truly done". On the surface that comment would make sense. My take on that would be that Ms. Lohan's career was finished after she repeatedly acted like a jerk and an illicit clown off-camera.
I'm surprised that Schrader even wanted to work with Lohan, considering she has a reputation for being 'difficult', including her "tardiness". Does she think she's Elizabeth Taylor on Cleopatra (1963), or Sophia Loren on El Cid (1961)? At least Taylor and Loren were stars of some weight. "Star behaviour", as annoying as it is, can be accepted when one is a real star.
Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons a career-killing dive: review