Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A 21st

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

Amazon DVDs: A Passage to India (special features review),
Strange Culture (with Tilda Swinton and Thomas Jay Ryan),
Crazy Sexy Cancer, King Corn, Dangerous Crossing (with Jeanne
Crain), and Father Knows Best - Season One [four-disc set].

Amazon Theatricals: My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar
Wai goes Americana), Blindsight (six vision-impaired teens
attempt Everest), Then She Found Me (Helen Hunt dir-
ects), and Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?

Still playing: Run Fat Boy Run, Snow Angels, Shelter,
Son of Rambow, and Standard Operating Procedure.

Film Comment: I offer a reader's com-
about Tony Kaye's Lake of Fire.

[It's now available on DVD; don't miss it.]

Fuzz.com: CD reviews of Howlin Rain - Magnificent Fiend,
Big Dipper - Supercluster: The Anthology, Various Artists -
(Chemikal Under
ground retrospective),
Mission of Burma - Vs., Vashti Bunyan - Some Things Just
Stick in Your Mind
Dark Meat - Universal Indians (17-piece
outfit from Athens, GA), Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours, and
an interview with Australian electro-pop duo the Presets.

SIFF: Several blurbs for the annual festival guide.

Siffblog: Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait (with
music by Chemikal Underground act Mogwai)
and A Chat with David Gordon Green continues.

[Zidane review to coincide with 6/13-15 encore.]

Video Librarian: Caramel [click here for my Amazon re-
view], Chantal - Live at the Pyramids, Congorama (Canad-
ian indie), Fireworks Wednesday (Iranian drama), The Rab-
bit Is Me (once-banned East German entry from the DEFA
library), PU-239 (HBO tele-film with Paddy Considine), Son-
ja (indie coming-of-age), King Corn, Sharkwater, Hannah
Takes the Stairs [click here for my Siffblog review], Board-
ing Gate, Stanley Jordan Trio - The Paris Concert, Stran-
Culture [click here for my Amazon review], and The
Air I
Breathe [click here for my Amazon review].

Endnote: I've also been working on a top-secret music project
for a few months now. More details to come.... Zidane, A 21st
Century Portrait plays the Northwest Film Forum from 4/4-11.
According to Peter Bradshaw, “Zidane is the best sports movie I
have ever seen and a wonderful film that brilliantly marries up a
daringly experimental style with a popular subject.” For more
information, please click here. Image from Between Planets.

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