14 September 2006


I apologize for the serious lapse in writing over the past few weeks... as shit has hit the proverbial fan, school has begun, work has sucked, and I have been moving. This hasn't prevented me from watching a shit-ton of films that I will hopefully one day get writing about them. The film are as follows:

Gwendoline (The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak) - dir. Just Jaeckin - 1984 - France - with Tawny Kitaen, Brent Huff, and Zabou

I Am a Sex Addict - dir. Caveh Zahedi - 2005 - USA - with Zahedi

Visitor Q - dir. Takashi Miike - 2001 - Japan

Hard Candy - dir. David Slade - 2005 - USA - with Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, and Sandra Oh

Husbands and Wives - dir. Woody Allen - 1992 - USA - with Allen, Mia Farrow, Judy Davis, Sydney Pollack, Juliette Lewis, and Liam Neeson

Say Uncle - dir. Peter Paige - 2005 - USA - with Paige, Kathy Najimy, Melanie Lynskey, Anthony Clark, and Gabrielle Union

District B13 (Banlieue 13) - dir. Pierre Morel - 2004 - France - with David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli

L'enfant - dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne - 2005 - Belgium - with
Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, and Olivier Gourmet

Unknown White Male - dir. Rupert Murray - 2005 - UK/USA

Lower City (Cidade Baixa) - dir. Sérgio Machado - 2005 - Brazil - with Lázaro Ramos, Wagner Moura, and Alice Braga

The Maltese Falcon - dir. John Huston - 1941 - USA - with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet

Kicking and Screaming - dir. Noah Baumbach - 1995 - USA - with Josh Hamilton, Olivia d'Abo, Parker Posey, Chris Eigeman, and Eric Stoltz

Slacker - dir. Richard Linklater - 1991 - USA

Nekromantik - dir. Jörg Buttgereit - 1987 - West Germany - with Daktari Lorenz and Beatrice M.

Nekromantik 2 - dir. Jörg Buttgereit - 1991 - Germany

And just a note to DVD collectors, Fantoma will finally be releasing the much delayed Kenneth Anger box -- unfortunately only the first volume, which includes his films from Fireworks to the Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome. Paramount will also be releasing uncut versions of two long-out-of-print Bertolucci films, 1900 and The Conformist, in December.

And, if you want to find me on Friday, I'll be seeing Brian de Palma's The Black Dahlia, with (groan) Josh Harnett, (double groan) Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, and Rose McGowan (yep). Here's hoping it's as good (if not better) than his wildly underrated Femme Fatale.

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