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Feb 14

Happy Valentine’s Day, courtesy of Disney.

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Jan 30

Caetano Veloso - “Cucurrucucu Paloma” 

A great song featured in an equally great movie, Hable Con Ella (2002). Probably one of my favorite Almodovar films, if not for the freaky plot and crazy characters, then at least for the tender moments like this one. Check out the lyrics/translation over here.

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Jan 9

In the winter of 2008-2009, on the eve of the Arab Spring and the Iranian “Green Movement” uprising, pro ball player Kevin Sheppard took an unlikely offer to play basketball in Iran.  The rest is history, and The Iran Job (2012).  

Really cool looking documentary that was featured on Last Call with Carson Daly. Do yourself a favor and watch the interview; it’ll only make you want to see the film as much as I do.

"It’s funny how beautiful people look when they’re walking out the door."

- Mandy Slade, Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Dec 9
Nov 16

As much as Kristen Stewart is trying to ruin this film for me, she can’t take away how excited I am for On the Road (2012)! This trailer looks awesome! More background and a couple of awesome photos over at Indiewire if you’re not up to date.

I’m definitely on a documentary kick, but this just looks to good to pass up! Child boxers? Female child boxers? Wow. Click on the poster to see the trailer on Indiewire. Check out here for more background info and an interview with the filmmaker, Todd Kellstein.
Nov 14

I’m definitely on a documentary kick, but this just looks to good to pass up! Child boxers? Female child boxers? Wow. Click on the poster to see the trailer on Indiewire. Check out here for more background info and an interview with the filmmaker, Todd Kellstein.

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Nov 14

heykmart:

Two Posters, One Theme

The Central Park Five and West Of Memphis are two powerful and buzzed about documentaries about our criminal legal system.  For Blacks and Latinos, the poor, the young, and the outcasts there is no justice.  These films are a call to action.

Will most definitely be checking both of these out. I met Damien Echols tonight at a talk at my school — such an incredibly humbling experience. He spoke so articulately with such wisdom and zen. It was a really wonderful and memorable experience being able to chat with him and his wife Lorri after the talk. Definitely one of those experiences that helps you put things in perspective…

Oct 7

I just finished watching Snowtown (2011) and I honestly feel just completely gutted. The film’s based on Australia’s worst serial killer, John Bunting, and focuses on his relationship with his girlfriend’s son, Jamie, who Bunting skillfully manipulates into helping him. Someone commented on netflix that it’s a brave film that requires a brave audience — absolutely true. It is masterfully done by director Justin Kurzel who handles the story with such command and maturity. It reads a bit like a Gus van Sant film, a la Elephant (2003), with long shots painting a bleak picture of the mundane life of these individuals; it’s this background that makes the things that happen in the film pop out in an even more shocking and ugly way. Despite the fact that it is about a serial killer, it is not the violence that will haunt you; more disturbing is the complete psychological control this man exerts over the young and impressionable Jamie, who to me, feels almost as much a victim as those who were murdered. The performance by Lucas Pittaway is truly haunting and absolutely blows me away, particularly the fact that this was his first role! I’d give this a cautious recommendation — this film is heavy with a capital H. It’s not for everyone, not only because of its subject matter, but for some stylistic choices as well (the slow pacing in the beginning might read boring for people who have trouble getting into a film). It honestly left me with an uneasy feeling. It’s one of those movies that will take a while to shake off. Very powerful.