Friday, June 08, 2007

the Living Is Easy

These are the reviews
and other assignments
I'm working on this month.

Amazon CDs:
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga.

Amazon DVDs: One Punk Under God (miniseries about evangelist Jay Bakker), Picket Fences - Season One [six-disc set], Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete First Season [four-disc set] (the Sweathogs go digital!), Malpertuis (horror-fantasy with Orson Welles,
Michel Bouquet, and Jean-Pierre Cassel!), The Emperor's New Clothes (with Sid Caesar), and The Beauty and The Beast - The Second Season [six-disc set] (click here for the first season).

Amazon Theatricals: Goya's Ghosts (Milos Forman directs Stellan Skarsgård), Death at a Funeral (black comedy from Frank Oz), September Dawn (true-crime story with an LDS twist), Sicko (Michael Moore takes on the US healthcare system), and Rescue Dawn (Werner Herzog remakes Little Dieter Needs to Fly).

Siffblog: Killer of Sheep and revamped versions of Army of Shadows, Innocence, Love Streams, Pusher II, and An Interview with Michel Gondry (only the formatting has been changed).

Slog: They Have Faces: Part Two
and Four, He Should Have Been a
, About a Soundtrack, Right-
eous Brother
, Dance, Dance, Dance,
Dance, Dance
, Man of One Face,
Many Personalities
, Crafty Work:
A Chat With Bülent Akinci
, and
An Interview about Interview
[with Steve Buscemi]

The Stranger: An expanded version of my Paprika review.

Endnote: I'm still waiting for Otto Preminger's Porgy and Bess, starring Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, and Sammy Davis Jr., to hit DVD. I'm thankful SIFF held a screening at the Cinerama a few years ago. I might never have seen it otherwise. Images from Wikipedia and ISAM/Museum of Modern Art Film Stills Archive.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,

Just found your blog, and I plan to be a frequent visitor. Knowing your abiding love for Nicolas Roeg, I thought you'd like to read Jeffrey Euginides' remembrance in this week's New Yorker of seeing Walkabout as a teenager.

As it happens, I was about 14 when my dad took me to see it, so much of this rings true -- not least the discomfort of seeing nudity with a parent!

Hope all is well with you.

Sam Bass

kathy fennessy said...

Hi Sam. Good to hear from you. I appreciate the link. I was 12 when my mom took me to see Walkabout, so I can definitely relate. Be sure to catch Ten Canoes when it comes your way. It features an all-aboriginal cast, including David Gulpilil as the narrator, and his son, Jamie, as the lead. Good stuff.