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  • Waiting for Guffman
  • The New World
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  • The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks

    The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks

    Very touching. And the archive footage is a revelation. As someone who has followed, and written about, the Kids basically my whole life, I’m glad they have embraced they “we still work together because we love each other” angle. It’s certainly nicer than the, “we still work together because we need to subsidize divorces and child support payments” angle, which used to predominate.

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    Like Malick, Apichatpong seems to have control over not just the usual tools of the directorial trade (light, shadow, his actors bodies and faces, etc.) but also the breeze, the rain, the dew, the material goods of the whole planet. Unlike Malick, he knows how to be funny. I find his movies extremely pleasurable and meditative, though I cannot properly account for them. (…Because I cannot properly account for them?) As far as the story goes, well, as famous man of letters Jomny Sun put it: “Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too.”

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Enjoyed the first hour or so, then felt totally beat up and exhausted. Felt like someone saying “I LOOOOOVE YOOOOOUUUUU” in super slo-mo for the last 80 minutes. A classic case of “if everything is awesome, then nothing is.” Its flaws are summed up—I think—by the gential blurring during the butt plug fight. A properly daring movie would have the nerve to show the dick and balls flopping around. The epic bacon “I put everything on a bagel!” humour also…

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    I don't know enough about film restoration to comment specifically on what was "done" to the original 16mm footage, but I will say this, broadly, about Jackson's m.o: I find it interesting that a filmmaker who, not so long ago, defined the State of the Art in terms of cutting-edge digital effects (CGI performances, those Hobet movies that were so hi-def they looked like Brazzers joints, etc.) now seems obsessed with rendering "old" material contemporary. (Compare this with another tech…