Scott Marks noon, Jan. 11
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
- Rated NR | 1 hour, 56 minutes
- View trailer
A fan asks if she’ll do another movie, a question to which the arresting Grace Jones replies, “My own.” As an actress, Jones is best not remembered for her appearance in A View to A Kill, far and away the least exciting of the pre-Daniel Craig 007 undertakings. The bloodlight in the title refers to the red “on air” indicator found in recording studios, while bami is a type of Jamaican bread. But “balmy" is how one describes the blurred, on the fly audio recording here. Would subtitles have helped to get around the thick Jamaican dialect and cellphone caliber sound? Captions eventually appear to translate a French conversation, but even they were of little help when it came to clarifying Jones’s harefooted speech pattern. Still, the sight of the ominously androgynous floating fortress with legs to spare in her civvies alone is worth the price of admission. And credit director Sophie Fiennes for knowing when not to call, “Cut!” 2017.