Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The October Suite

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

Amazon DVDs: Family Ties - The Second Season [four-disc set] (click here for season one), The Panama Deception, Interview, Manufactured Landscapes, The Devil Came on Horseback, The L Word - The Complete Fourth Season [four-disc set], and two from the Criterion Collection: Stranger Than Paradise and Eclipse Series 6 - Carlos Saura's Flamenco Trilogy (Blood Wedding, Carmen, and El Amor Brujo).

When it rains, it pours...bring on the rain!

Amazon Theatricals: Reservation Road (Terry George
directs Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo), Gone Baby Gone
(Ben Affleck directs his brother, Casey, in this Dennis Lehane adaptation), Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Lars and the Real
Girl
(with Ryan Gosling and his unusual...friend), No Country
for Old Men
(Coen Brothers adapt Cormac McCarthy), Love
in the Time of Cholera
(Mike Newell adapts Gabriel Garcia
Márquez) and Control (Anton Corbijn profiles Ian Curtis).

Yes! I've only been blogging about the latter since June,
and I
just received my copy of Unknown Pleasures in the
mail yesterday (never owned it on CD before). Also, look
what made the cover of this month's Sight and Sound...


Resonance DVDs: Cinema
16: European Short Films
(an embarrassment of riches from
Andrea Arnold, Lynne Ramsay,
and 14 other great directors).

Siffblog: The Witnesses
(André Téchiné directs
Emmanuelle Béart), The Pornographers (part of
the NWFF's Shohei Imamura restrospective), Let's Get Lost (Bruce Weber on Chet Baker),
and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Sidney! Lumet!).



Endnote: I'm always trying to combine my interest in music
and film. Please click here for Mick Jones on his feelings about
the two forms. While I'm at it, Joe Strummer: The Future Is
Unwritten
, opens at Seattle's Varsity Theater on 11/9.

The October Suite is a 1966 recording by Gary McFarland
and Steve Kuhn. For more information about Kristian St.
Clair's This Is Gary McFarland—I review the film, which is currently unavailable on video—please click here. Images
from This Is Gary McFarland (St. Clair's put together a boffo
website) and Sight and Sound, the world's best film magazine.

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