A feeble attempt at blog revival and some stuff that I’ve seen in the recent past. Most of these contain midgets, paraplegics, whacky horror and elements of unconventional sexuality. Not to mention, most are classics and my East European obsession (Svankmajer, Tarr, Jodorowsky…) Satantango (Bella Tarr (slow alert - 7 hours) ) Delicatessen (Jeunet <3) Spikelnci Slasti...
Accidental works of cinematic art: List 5
Dear friend Swasti has generously contributed to my humble blog. Please feel freaked out. “Kung-fu meets Emmanuelle- sex and zen” “To be a member of the Godfather’s disco squad, you have to get down. And funky” “The ultimate barbarian/ufo/dinosaur/scifi B-movie, loaded with cheese” “Good artists copy, great artists steal” ...
Sink-in-the-chair watching: List 4
This morning I woke up and was humming the tunes from a film. As I tried recalling the movie name, a string of films came by. You might like them for different reasons, there is no thread here, really. 1) Everything is illuminated (sunflowers, music and souvenirs) (Liev Schreiber) 2) The beat that my heart skipped (Criminal turned pianist)(Jacques Audiard) 3) Caramel (Ooh starting...
Fresh from the closet: List 3
Winter is the time to open the closets and rummage through. With some effort to the memory, long forgotten favorites have been found and listed here. These offer intense moments. Synecdoche, New York (Philip Seymour Hoffman love will happen) (Charlie Kaufman) Valerie and her week of wonders (czech surrealism) (Jaromil Jires) Sanatorium Pod Klepsydra (Wojciech Has) 10 minutes older:...
Holocaust from outside Hollywood: List 2
These are films I’ve seen in clips and parts, some in whole. These are for those of you who dig historical re-telling and want to see non-mainstream. Shoah (duration: 9 hours. Yes) (Claude Lanzmann) The boy in the striped Pajamas (Mark Herman) Sophie’s choice (Meryl Streep bonus) (Alan Pakula) Night and fog (Alain Resnais) The eternal jew (Propaganda film) (Fritz Hippler) ...
Lights. Camera. Action: List 1
This might be a weekly affair, or a daily thing. I thought this is a better place to archive all the film recommendations. It doesn’t matter what you watch, why. If you want to recommend a film, just add the name with the reason in one line. Preferably a torrent link too if the film is rare :) My picks over accumulated summers and winters: 1) The Fall (Tarsem Singh) 2) Santa Sangre...