RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.
A tribute that shows what we just lost.
As the Super Bowl approaches, Slate V imagines what it might look like if major filmmakers were allowed to direct the telecast.
Found this over on criterion.com and had to share. I’d much rather watch some of these than tomorrow’s gamer though David Lynch’s version is a bit scary. That part, the Godard one and the Herzog one are the best ones. enjoy.
Well worth the wait. A love story ? A coming of age tale? A debate about the importance of authenticity and integrity in a world that demands compromise ? The latest Coen Brothers masterpiece is their most simple, yet most complex. I’ll be humming “Fare Thee Well, My Love ” all day. (at Coolidge Corner Theatre)
Posted on the Guardian today, this list of the top 10 films in the Film Noir and Neo-Noir genre ( I actually agree with critics such as Paul Schrader who point out that noir is not a genre but an artistic movement specific to a a time period and place providing a tone and style within the crime genre ) as compiled by critics of The Guardian and the Observer. All in all a pretty spot-on list. It would be incredibly difficult to say that any of these films don’t belong on the list and you’d better be prepared to make a strong argument if you did. If you’re feeling a bit dark after spending so much time with with your family and have some extra time on your hands, most of these can be found “on-demand” if you don’t already have them in your DVD/Blu-Ray collection in a “special edition” or “collector’s editon”.
( Note: check out their other lists such as “horror”, “sci-fi”, and “western” for some other great compilations )