Outing the Actor
"JONES is a find."
SELF-DISTRIBUTED PICK of Film Comment Mar/Apr 2008 edition.
Early in Preston Miller's tough, formally elegant, micro-budgeted Jones, the camera, a la Antonioni, tracks the alienated protagonist, a no longer young but hardly middle-aged father-to-be from South Carolina, as he walks along Broadway near Times Square. That Miller stole the three-block-long shot from a moving car without once having stop for traffic or red lights proves that he's either lucky or ingenious or both. The eponymous Jones (Trey Albright) is in New York on a business trip: he videotapes depositions for an insurance company. At night, he does all the things lonely tourists are programmed to do- drinks himself blotto, talks to strangers in bars, gets lost on the subway, telephones his wife, and summons an Asian call-girl to his dreary hotel room. But just when you think you have Jones's number, he surprises you by, say, expressing a passion for the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami or taking a taxi to Queens to further explore his libidinal leanings towards all things Asian. Jones is a find.
-- FILM COMMENT by Amy Taubin March/April 2008
meanwhile... here's a picture of some more Vindaloo to look at...
look at it hard
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