Tuesday, September 3, 2013

International link festival

Stolen from Zap2It. Only... shouldn't Brodie
be the one w/the punchline?
First of all, all you people are crazy. Affleck will kill it as Batman.

Second: the major film festivals are either here or approaching us, so that means it must be Oscar-watching season. I've never been the type to follow the Oscar race year-round - they don't mean that much to me - but for those of us who can't be at Toronto, or Telluride, or Venice, they let us know which movies to keep an eye on, whether Oscar-worthy or not, and that's certainly helpful. 

As for me, I haven't made definite plans to return to Urbanworld here in New York yet, but when I do, I'll announce it. I'm thinking that if I do return this year, I'll probably skip the red carpet. After what happened last year, I don't think I need to take paparazzi pics that badly anymore.

This will probably be a light month around here; as you can tell by the sidebar, there's not a whole lot of new stuff I'm interested in right now, and money is tight anyway. I would like to remind you, however, that Mother of George comes out the 13th of this month, and if it's playing anywhere near you, RUN, DON'T WALK, to see it. It's a beautiful, captivating film that I cannot recommend enough. I don't do a whole lot of shilling for new movies, but I'm telling you, this is a one-of-a-kind gem. See it, and if you like it (you will), tell your friends.

Aurora went to a film festival in upstate New York devoted to silent films...

...and speaking of silent films, Jacqueline has a review about a new book on silent comedies.

This has been a good year for meeting bloggers in real life. My latest encounter was with fellow Queensite (Queensian? I'm kinda embarrassed I don't know what the right word is) Joanna, who writes a women-in-film blog called Reel Feminist. Here's a post of hers about Pacific Rim.

Will was at the 40th anniversary screening of Superfly at MOMI.

I totally thought this new movie In a World was a documentary and not a fictional movie. Fortunately Alex sets me straight on that.

Looks like the divide between traditional print film critics and online film critics remains as wide as ever.

It's hard to imagine Hollywood as some kind of haven for black actors and directors, but apparently the ones from the UK think so.

Have trailers become more important than actual movies?

And finally, best wishes to Ivan on hitting his 50th natal anniversary!


  1. Love these posts, Rich and a HUGE thank you for the mention!!

    I'd love to gather a few of us from the area and go to CAPITOLFEST together next year.


  2. That would be a great idea. I'd like very much to see that theater.


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