'Stone'. I knew the soundtrack was good, but the film is cool too.
The DVD people are churning out cheap classics and even semi-obscure movies like crazy lately. Just bought these two interesting looking titles for pennies...
Here's another hard knocker
this prison siege movie cleaned up at the Spanish awards last night. I saw it on Friday and it's pretty good, with terrific rhythm and great central performances from two of my favourite Spanish actors: Luis Tosar, who lets his violent streak run wild, and Antonio Resines, who is just as brutal (see the great Caja 507 for another great role by him).
I also saw Inglorious Bastereds, which was way too long but saved by a few good performances - basically, the Germans. I think Tarantino's just letting the actors run with the ball these days, which is fine if they're good. Sadly Brad Pitt and Mike Myers do stupid comedy roles.
Anyone been to see Un Prophete yet? Excellent French prison drama - grim but gripping.
"Here comes the Fun Cooker!!"
I saw A Serious Man over the weekend.
Another superb Coen Brothers film. Nice use of Tom Scott's Today as well even if it is cut short.
Watched Oasis of Fear yesterday, was ok I guess but not really a giallo which was what I was expecting.
A Serious Man was the film that all the critics said was the best Coen Brothers film but to me it was just more of the same. I don't see what made it any better than Burn After Reading which the critics hated - they were both the same silly mess of misunderstandings and pointless digressions - which I like - I just don't understand why one is supposedly a masterpiece and one is bollocks.
nearly put me off the whole fim. Until Kurt Russel came along. And then a car chase.
MAN and BIRDMEN
Been on a French cinema kick lately, a few days ago I was blown away by Malle's stunning 'Le Feu Follet' - I definitely need to get more familiar with his other works; last night it was 'Le Boucher' by Chabrol, great as well.
The aural history of the sex life of a cosmic corn popper
Been watching a lot of Family Guy lately. Even the commentaries - as a result I now know the tagelog word for vagina. Or at least what one of the writer's thinks it is.
Enthusiastic vagueness passes for scholarship in the twilight world of the disc-jockey.
with a group of similarly aged gentlemen, i watched and rather enjoyed District 9 last night. bit clunky at times, but i liked it.
we also views Jennifer's Body, which is rubbish in absolutely every respect, it has nothing to redeem it.
Having hear much about Mad Men I decided to follow series 3 as it is shown- and I'm very impressed, really brings the era to life (not least the Ivy Style- the clothes are spot on).
The most recent episode featured Tennesee Ernie Ford's Sixteen Tons at the end. While I hate the American habit of tagging a 'meaningful track at the end of a sitcom/police drama/coming-of-age/whatever episode, the producers of Mad Men seem to have remarkably restrained taste when it comes to that sort of thing.
I wonder if they'll get on to 1967.
The Big Heat - Fritz Lang