My approval of Jonathan Parker‘s (Untitled) is due (a) to a helpless affection for any ultra-dry comedy that refuses to even glancingly suggest that audiences may want to laugh, (b) a modest primal attraction to Marley Shelton, augmented in this case by a zingy-sparkly performance, and (c) an admiration for dp Svetlana Cvetko, whose work I wrote about in a July 2008 piece about a short film called On A Tuesday.