Monday, April 28, 2008
Inside, Jeff Mahler, 2006
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Only Halfway Home, Jacob Hatley, 2007
A short film inspired by and featuring music from Levon Helm's GRAMMY Award winning album Dirt Farmer. Features "Calvary," "Poor Old Dirt Farmer," "False Hearted Lover Blues," and "Got Me a Woman."
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Le Voyage du ballon rouge (Flight of the Red Balloon), Hsiao-hsien Hou, 2007
Red Road, Andrea Arnold, 2006
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Blast of Silence, Allen Baron, 1961
Baron's film, recently resurrected by Criterion, is the kind of hard bop psycho-noir that likely made the critics at Cahiers du Cinema swoon upon its release in 1961. Further, the film's angst-ridden hitman protagonist surely inspired scores of neo-noir anti heroes, most acutely John Cusak's Martin Blank in George Armitage's Grosse Point Blank, a role that suddenly seems strikingly derivative.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Smart People, Noam Murro, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Southland Tales, Richard Kelly, 2006
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Sang Sattawat (Syndromes and a Century), Apichatpong Weerasethakul , 2006
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Lucky You, Curtis Hanson, 2007
My Blueberry Nights, Wong Kar Wai, 2007
Wong's film is exceedingly strange, its odd and sometimes clumsy rhythms dominating this muddled yet consistently compelling triptych of sorts. Wong and cinematographer Darius Khondji draw distinctly upon David Lynch in the film's most experimental (and most successful) flourishes, buoying some decidely weak stretches.