While I'm Not There has numerous plot threads spinning every which way, Ledger takes his particular story line one step further by letting his darkest emotions creep into his gut to explore what's left after love degrades.
Wait, what? This is apparently what happens when you give a simple assignment to an indie director with too much imagination. A straight-up biopic of Dylan would have been fine. But do we really need to see Cate Blanchett in drag?
Todd Haynes has spent his filmmaking career working far outside the mainstream -- yet he seems surprised when a reporter refers to his new miniseries, HBO's Mildred Pierce, as surprisingly conventional for him.