Friday, October 03, 2008

Dia de los Muertes

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


Amazon DVDs: This Am-
erican Life - Season One
, Sergei Bodrov's Mongol -
The Rise of Ghengis Khan
(with Tadanobu Asano),
David Mackenzie's Mister
Foe
(with Jamie Bell and Sophia Myles), Tommy O' Haver's An American Crime (with Catherine Keener and Ellen Page), Orson Welles' Touch of Evil - 50th Anniversary Ed-
ition
(special features review comparing and contrasting the
three versions), Michael Moore's Slacker Uprising, Kenji Miz-
oguchi's Fallen Women
(Eclipse box set with Osaka Elegy, Sis-
ters of the Gion, Women of the Night, and Street of Shame),
and Sold Out - A Threevening With Kevin Smith.

Amazon Theatricals: Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme directs Anne Hathaway to a certain Oscar nomination) and Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman's animated documentary).

Still playing or yet to open: Battle in Seattle, Burn After Reading, Chicago 10, Flash of Genius, Igor, Lakeview Terrace, Man on Wire,
Miracle at St. Anna, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, and I.O.U.S.A.

Siffblog: Kent Mackenzie's long-
lost Exiles, an interview with Tia
Lessin
(co-director of Trouble the
Water
), and the continuation of a
chat with Alan Ball (Towelhead,
True Blood, Six Feet Under, etc.).
Also, if I have time: Wild Combi-
nation - A Portrait of Arthur Russell.

Video Librarian: Billy the Kid (click here for my Amazon review), John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Live at Iowa State University, Dinosaur King - The Adventure Begins, The Mindscape of Alan Moore [two-disc set], Gangland - The Complete Season One [four-disc set], 14 Women, Gaelic Spirit, Roald Dahl - The Making of Modern Children's Literature, Al Foster Quintet -New Morning: The Paris Concert, Jewel - Esssential Live Songbook, Talib Kweli - Live at the Shrine, Ripple Effect, and Rocky Horror Tribute Show.



Endnote: I love Halloween, but my all-time favorite
holiday is Dia de los Muertos. Images from Wikip-
edia and Thaneeya McArdle ("Rejoicing Quietus 2").

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