About Alex Cox
Like David Lynch, Alex Cox is the worst type of filmmaker. I can't quite put my disdain into words because I'm not very literate, but let me quote something Glenn O'Brien wrote regarding Malcolm McLaren: "But if you want to see something really mean and stupid, watch Sid & Nancy and observe how Malcolm is depicted. It's as stupid as the way John Lydon is depicted. Maybe even stupider. But since John was the singer and Malcolm the manager it was easier to get away with slagging him. I know some people thought the director Alex Cox was a genius, and thanks to Harry Dean Stanton, he did make at least one good movie, but that's one out of ten. (I confess, though, that I haven't seen his 2009 sequel Repo Chick.) But his misreading of Malcolm is tragically typical. Cox probably couldn't spell impresario. But Malcolm was an artist whose medium was media, and he was a master."