« X-Men Origins: Wolverine | Main | Variety »

May 05, 2009

A Wink and a Smile

Wink and a Smile Deirdre Allen Timmons' informative look inside the vibrant world of an ongoing Burlesque revival pedals between the progress of ten female students of Miss Indigo Blue's Burlesque 101 class at Seattle's Academy of Burlesque, and performances by seasoned professionals in the city's active club scene. An attendant theme of female empowerment bleeds into the incidental narrative created by Indigo Blue's encyclopedic narration about the art form, and candid interviews with her imaginative students. The film comes up short by not showing the complete routines that Miss Blue's students have prepared for a night of performance. The filmmaker's inability to master the form that the film is clearly set up to fulfill, leaves the audience feeling cheated out of a promised warts-and-all payoff.

Not Rated. 91 mins. (C+) (Two Stars)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c2b7953ef01156f79cc4b970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A Wink and a Smile:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Featured Video

SMART NEW MEDIA® Custom Video

COLE SMITHEY’S MOVIE WEEK

COLE SMITHEY’S CLASSIC CINEMA

Throwback Thursday