Danse Macabre at the Hammer Museum this Saturday.
“This program features a compilation of short films focusing on the occult, sorcery, and the macabre, with works ranging from the silent era through the 1960s, including Carl Dreyer’s haunting road safety film, They Caught the Ferry (1943), and avant-garde master Kenneth Anger’s Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)”
This movie will either be a too-cute indie fest or totally awesome.
Following Sean is the best movie I’ve seen in awhile.
Like Sherman’s March I guess I have a thing for first-person narrative documentaries that start out focusing on a rather shallow subject matter, but quickly become super introspective and complex.
Give Mickey Rourke the Oscar.
Take away Evan Rachel Wood’s SAG card.
Darren Aronofsky almost redeems himself for the debacle of The Fountain.
My favorite movie this year was Let the Right One In.
This “Swedish coming of age vampire film is about a twelve year old boy who befriends a girl in the apartment next to him. But little does he know, she’s actually a vampire.”
It’s an amazing movie that side steps everything you would associate with a horror movie.
An American remake is set to be released in 2010. They’re going to fuck it up.
Sherman’s March: A Mediation to the Possibility of Romantic Love in the South During an Era of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation by Ross McElwee is the best movie I’ve seen in awhile. What was originally intended to be a documentary about Sherman’s destruction of the south quickly devolves into McElwee’s Woody Allen esq analysis of his past and present romantic relationships. What makes it so great for me, is that it was made in the early 80’s and shot on actual film. If it were made today on video, I would probably hate it.
Here is a nice documentary concerning Stanley Kubrick and the thousands of boxes containing source materials and research he kept while working on and planning films. Better watch it now, because who knows how long this movie will stay online.
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