Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Christmas
in July

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

Amazon DVDs:
A Woman of Independent Means (mini-
series with
Sally Field)
[two-disc set],
Psych - The Complete Second Season [four-disc set],
and Grant Gee's acclaimed documentary Joy Division.

Amazon Essentials: I'll be creating four lists: African,
German, Italian, and Spanish-language cinema (Ousmane Sembène, Werner Herzog, Federico Fellini, Bernardo Ber-
tolucci
, Víctor Erice, and Guillermo del Toro, here I come!).
Also: Indian cinema, Stephen Frears, and James Ivory.

Amazon Theatricals: Brideshead Revisited (see
below), The Wackness (Sir Ben Kingsley rides again),
and Hamlet 2 (with Steve Coogan and Elisabeth Shue).

Still playing: Baghead, Gonzo, and Wanted.

Fuzz.com: Gary Numan - Replicas Redux [click here for
blog version) and Matmos - The Supreme Balloon (click
here for blog version). I'll also be attending (and taking pic-
tures) when Matmos plays Seattle's Triple Door on 7/7.

Siffblog: An Evening with the Bobcat, Last Year
at Marienbad
(Alan Resnais), A Colt Is My Pass-
port
(with Joe Shishido, Bad Motherfucker) and
an interview with Mark & Jay Duplass (Baghead).

Coming soon: interviews with Courtney Hunt (Frozen River),
Tia Lessin (Trouble the Water) and Alan Ball (Towelhead); all
conducted at the 34th Seattle International Film Festival.

Video Librarian: Genesis - When in Rome 2007/
Come Rain or Shine [three-disc set], Movin' on Up -
The Music and Message of Curtis Mayfield and the
Impressions, Meatloaf - In Search of Paradise, A&E
Biographies of John McCain and Barack Obama,
Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman Mov-
ie, Manswers: Best of Season One, Tour Smart,
Buddy Miles: Changes, and Ja Rule: 2005.



Endnote: Image of Anthony Andrews (Sebastian Flyte)
and Jeremy Irons (Charles Ryder) from Navelgazer. In
Julian Jarrold's new version of Evelyn Waugh's text, the
parts are played by Matthew Goode (Match Point, The
Lookout) and Ben Whishaw (Perfume, I'm Not There).

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