Saturday, May 30, 2009

i recommend



I saw this film last week in my African American Cinema class. It has got to be the best film about southern black life in the sixties that I've seen so far... Especially relative to the kinds of films that were being made at the time. I highly recommend this film.

Friday, May 29, 2009

to the printers!


Sorry I haven't made any new posts in a while. I'm busy getting NEPTUNE ready to give to the printers this Monday, and I'm working on the next installment to my topshelf 2.0 story, I'm finishing up my undergrad and getting ready to go straight into graduate school in a few weeks. Oy Vey! And that ain't the half of it.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

i recommend


Today's movie is Akira Kurosawa's No Regrets For Our Youth from 1946. Kurosawa first film after the war and his only film to have a female protagonist. The film starts out before the war with a group of anti-fascist students at Kyoto University. We follow Setsuko Hara and Susumu Fujita's characters as they grow older and as the latter becomes more involved in the anti-war movement. The best sequence in this film was with Setsuko Hara preparing the soil/muck for rice planting. The film's worth it alone for this. Kurosawa was very much at the top of his game so early on. The film is out on criterion with a different cover image.

Friday, May 8, 2009

one last Papercutter plug


My good friends at BUYOLYMPIA.COM are now carrying the new Papercutter anthology which features me, Hellen Jo and Elijah Brubaker if you didn't know already. You can even preview several pages from the book.

Friday, May 1, 2009

i recommend


Todays movie is Roman Polanski's REPULSION from 1965. Polanski's first English language film stars Catherine Deneuve on her journey toward seclusion and madness. This is the kind of film that will stay with you for the rest of your life.