My new Taki`s Magazine column
is an overdue tribute to Jodie Foster:
Movie folks think they are better than you or me, and sometimes they are right. Jodie Foster, for example, isn`t the world`s best director, but she may be the bravest. Who else would have the brass to direct her old buddy from 1994`s Maverick and today`s leading object of collective hatred, Mel Gibson, in The Beaver, a good dramedy about hereditary manic depression?
Read the whole thing there
. I discuss the oddest of many odd things about Jodie: this calmest, most calculating of stars` enduring relationship with nuts, both onscreen and off.