Saturday, March 08, 2008


I've been bed-ridden with the flu most of this week, so I've been rewatching a lot of movies. One of which was The Craft, starring Jake's muse. For my money though, the killer performance in this film is by Fairuza Balk, who made her film debut as Dorothy in Return to Oz.

Fairuza was also great in American History X and then Hollywood seemed to have no idea what to do with her. Which is one of the many, many things that depresses me about Hollywood.


  1. Fairuza is an interesting one for sure. I think she actually even bought a rather famous occult bookstore in LA at one point, when it was about to go out of business.

  2. She did actually. It was called Panpipes Magical Marketplace.
    If you really want to see a great film of hers where she shines check out an indie film she did called There's No Fish Food In Heaven. It was retitled and released under the name Life In The Fast Lane. Totally unbelievably great and overlooked indie film. And one of Fairuza's best.

  3. Oh yeah, she also did a film called The Maker that was really amazing. It costarred Jonathan Rhys-Myers. She played a lesbian punk rocker that liked stealing people's mail LOL