Interesting Weekend of Cinema

by tully
August 30, 2004 12:36 PM
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Friday -- "Benji: Off the Leash!" (Although I slept through a lot of it, I do think it was incredibly refreshing to walk into a theatre in 2004 and be transplanted back to 1983. I can't figure out if it was a period piece or if Joe Camp is just stuck in the '80s.)

Saturday -- "Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2" (As if sitting alone in a theatre filled with children wasn't enough to make me feel like Humbert Humbert, the trailer of "Lemony Snicket" pushed me over the edge when I saw the Sophie Marceau-like presence of 15-year-old Emily Browning--am I the only one?)

Sunday -- "The Brown Bunny" (I have to say, if it had stayed a movie about absolutely nothing, I would have loved it. Truly. There are some moments that took my breath away--namely the driving in the rain, fade-to-black--beautiful. But then he had to go and get blatantly obvious at the end (and I'm not talking about Chloe bobbing his knob), which was even more jarring when placed against the subtle tone that he had worked so hard to establish in the first 4/5). So, I recommend the gorgeous super-16mm photography, but that might be about all.)

Sunday-- "Secret Honor" (Saw a special screening of Altman's 1984 film at Symphony Space, followed by a discussion with Bob himself. Briefly, Philip Baker Hall should be awarded a Medal of Honor for his performance, Lewis Lapham should have been woken up out of his coma before taking the stage, and Upper West Side Q&A's are truly surreal events.)

I'm now taking a break from the cinema for at least a few days. After this weekend, I think I earned it (by the way, those first two films were seen because of work, not because I'm a family film lover).

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  • Lippi | July 12, 2006 6:14 AMReply

    Luogo abbastanza interessanta ed utile. Buon

  • Giochi java | July 10, 2006 5:44 AMReply

    Il luogo

  • Pompini | July 3, 2006 10:41 AMReply

    Luogo interessante, buon disegno, lo gradisco, signore! =)

  • Video musica gratis | July 2, 2006 8:55 AMReply

    grande io ha trovato il vostro luogo! grazie

  • Giorgia Palmas | July 1, 2006 1:21 AMReply

    luogo interessante, soddisfare interessante, buon!

  • Animali | June 26, 2006 4:59 AMReply

    Qui sono me. Che cosa pu

  • Italia | June 23, 2006 11:29 AMReply

    Luogo molto buon. Le mie congratulazioni!!! O_o

  • Calcio | June 19, 2006 1:13 AMReply

    pagine piuttosto informative, piacevoli =)

  • ms.comrade | September 2, 2004 10:12 AMReply

    vincent gallo is such a choad. that being understood, i thouroughly enjoyed his banter/curse-a-thon with ebert!