2005/04/29

What are we watching this weekend?

I'm eyeing a double bill of Melinda and Melinda and The Interpreter at the Loews Harvard Square. I don't have much interest in the latter, even taking into account Matt Zoller Seitz's rave in the NY Press last week where he decries "hipster" critics who only like directors "who italicize every personal or artistic touch to make sure no one misses their cleverness." (Sounds like someone's been cozying up a little too tightly with Big Brother Armond.) But, the Loews Harvard is one of the easier theatres to hop around in, so I try not to pay for only one film every time I go there.

There's also a tempting Look at Me and Turtles Can Fly possibility at the Kendall.

5 Comments:

Blogger robbiefreeling8 said...

Oh, you Boston boy. Spending your weekends at the Brattle, lazing around the lawnchairs at Harvard Film Archives, sipping iced tea with Aerosmith. I'll have to make do with Film Forum (do I finally drag my jew ass to see the Hitler Germany movie?), Cinema Village (six hours of The Best of Youth...but I haven't heard a single damn less-than-stellar thing about it; and they also have the latest Takashi Miike thing).

I think tonight I may stay in and introduce Chris to Husbands and Wives. I mean, did Woody ever really top this, if we think about it? I may simply keep rewinding over and over again, watching the scene in the back of the cab with Juliette Lewis ad nauseum, and wonder how anyone cannot take this singular American artist all that seriously.

I really must force myself into a movie theater though. It's been too long. The only movie I've paid to see in the last four months was Look At Me for the second time.

And there's always porn.

2:27 PM  
Blogger flickerrate said...

Ah... Dunno. Should I be a good girl and catch up on my missed Von Sternberg? (Underworld and The Last Command)? Or should I go wallow in hometown sentiment and snuggle into Fever Pitch somewhere 2 El transfers away?

Or should I catch up on reading about Vertov and abstain from watching altogether? I did kickstart the weekend with some fine Bruce Connor today (America is Waiting) from the booth...

8:18 PM  
Blogger HarryLime said...

Aha! I now have this blog thing working--sorry for flooding your inboxes.

In about half an hour I'm heading down to Tribeca for a six-hour marathon of Peter Greenaway's The Tulse Luper Suitcases. More than enough derision has been thrown my way--"Greenaway's been boderline unwatchable the past couple of years, he's more of a visual artist than a filmmaker, why would you put yourself through that kind of torture, what in the world was the thinking with Prospero's Books?--but I'm genuinely enthralled by the Big Ideas he tackles. The Pillow Book is one of my top 25 movies of all time.

If I'm able to string together cogent thoughts after this mammoth assault on my senses, I'll report back.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Homemade said...

testing... who would suspect an old thread? shoulda seen tulse luper.
did see venom and eternity, which was mostly like the commentary in pale fire. testing complete.

6:24 AM  
Blogger filmenthusiast2000 said...

I'm watching Harold Lloyd movies...BITCHES!!!!!

12:15 PM  

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