Poor Factory Girl. If only the director and the disparate editing crews could have properly finished it before its too-early release due to somebody’s foolhardy idea that Sienna Miller might get an Oscar nomination. The reviews haven’t been kind, and now in this one on 411mania.com, Party Monster has been dragged into the muck. Which we don’t mind, actually. A mention is a mention.
If George Hickenlooper’s direction was not so inept and clumsy, Factory Girl might have received better reviews. His camera work feels nervous with black & white sequences mixed with quick editing, superfluous angles, and occasional grainy footage inserted as if supposed to be actual interviews. The party and club atmosphere, as well as the homosexual tendencies of certain characters, is reminiscent of Party Monster with Macaulay Culkin. Both pictures are strangely satisfying.