Pardon yesterday's tirade, but I had to vent. The good news is that I'm burning DVDs as we speak. The bad news is that I had to rely on the intelligence of the wonderful Dave Lahn to work out the kinks for me. Which leads me to a somewhat important question: does the fact that I took whatever steps necessary to rectify the situation mean I'm still one step ahead of the game, or was I simply being a weakling by not confronting the situation head on and solving it by myself? Then again, I tried that all weekend and it only got me into a nearly explosive state, so I guess that wasn't the path to enlightenment. Either way, this whole near debacle has exposed me as the truly ignorant and hapless soul that I am, and though admitting ignorance is a commendable action, it doesn't change the fact that I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing outside of my tiny zone of knowledge. I guess all I can do is understand this and do my best to learn as much as possible.
Anyway, those of you who are expecting screeners will be receiving them by Wednesday. Sorry about the delay.
Ray Pride's take on the "offness" of Woody Allen's MATCH POINT, which somehow helps rather than hurts the film's overall aura, says what I'd been thinking all along but was unable to express. I finally saw it Friday night, and it left me awed and breathless. Unbelievable.
I know I'm like two months late to this train, but I'm going to post my Top 10 lists of movies and music tomorrow and Wednesday. So get ready for that...