Steven Shainberg

New guy.

Really Like It Secretary (2002) -- Great roles for sexy Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sexy James Spader. And it is indeed a sexy movie, and more. It maintains a perfect tone for at least 90% of the movie (sometimes going too far to the usual Hollywood side) and shows that any sort of relationship is cool as long as both folks dig it.

Don't Like It Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) -- Diane Arbus's real life and work was tons more interesting than this "imaginary portrait," making this basically a waste of a subject.  I'm fine with fictionalizations of people's lives, but nothing interesting about her life was brought in and we learn nothing about her and how these photographs came to be.  Instead, we get a worse-than-soap-opera beauty and the beast story that just gets more and more ridiculous as it goes, and not in a good or knowing way, just in a dumb way.

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