Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Screening Log. Syndromes and a Century

Syndromes and a Century (AKA Sang sattawat) (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) (2006)

Every time I start to feel overly frustrated or bored with a Joe film some subtle element appears to put me back in that lulled meditative stated. I didn't find this as inducing as Tropical Malady or as much of an experience as Blissfully Yours, but still a damn worthwhile cinematic mediation.

Joe's "video New Year's card" (as the great Michael Sicinski called it) titled Prosperity for 2008 can be viewed here. [link]

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Screening Log. Juno

Juno (Jason Reitman) (2007)


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Screening Log. The 40 Year Old Virgin

The 40 Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow) (2005)

One of the funniest "comedy" comedies that I've seen in a while. I wish I didn't wait so long to see it, and saw it in a loud and crowded theater.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Screening Log. La Antena

La Antena (Esteban Sapir) (2007)

A cute fairy tale of a film that is an adoration of the silent expressionist style, ie Fritz Lang, Georges Méliès, F.W. Murnau, etc (also can't help but think of the throwback style of Guy Maddin and JP Jeunet/Marc Caro). Though its a homage to an older style, the film offers some creative aesthetics of its own, which kept my attention when other parts lost me.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Portrait. André Breton

André Breton, c. 1930 (photographed by Man Ray)

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