Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Given that I write more reviews than what you see here, below is a list of non-Criterion films I covered in the past month that may be of interest to Criterion fans.

I'm definitely going to get a review up before I go to Dallas this weekend for Free Comic Book Day. I hope, I hope. It would be my first week of no reviews if I fail. I've actually got both of May's Louis Malle releases to watch, so it will likely be one of those.


* Last Year at Marienbad, the Alain Resnais classic is doing the revival rounds.

* My Blueberry Nights, Wong Kar-Wai's first English-language film gets overanalyzed yet again.

* Shine a Light, where Martin Scorsese meets the Rolling Stones to create an IMAX concert experience.


* Dam Street, a Chinese film, directed by Li Yu, showing the stigma and long-lasting effects of Communism's strict moral code in the 1980s/90s on a teenage girl who becomes pregnant.

* The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, one of the best movies of last year. A tremendous achievement by Julian Schnabel.

* The Pied Piper of Hützovina, a documentary on Gogolo Bordello's Eugene Hutz returning to the Ukraine.

* Starting Out in the Evening, in which Frank Langella gives a tremendous performance as a writer at the tail end of his career and facing the outer edges of obscurity.

1 comment:

1minutefilmreview said...

Nice reviews. We definitely loved Blueberry Nights as we're fans of Wong. And how can we forget about the lovely blueberry kiss!