Editors' pick

Parker Posey Movie Marathon


Editorial Review

If the "Jeopardy" answer is "popular 1990s independent film actress," then you better ring that buzzer and tell Alex Trebek, "Who is Parker Posey?" Used to be that you couldn't walk into the kind of theater with screens slightly bigger than your living room TV without seeing Posey in at least one film: "Sleep With Me," "Party Girl, "subUrbia" and "The Daytrippers" are just a few of her films. If you were a director with hardly any budget and a script with a sassy, urban, Gen X-er, Posey was totally there for you. Asylum hosts a mini Parker Posey Marathon, although the first one, "Best In Show," isn't the best example of her work. (But it's nicely timed with the recent Westminster Dog Show.) The other two, "Party Girl" and the overlooked "House of Yes" rank among two of her best.

--David Malitz (Feb. 2010)