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Saw Django last night. I didn't have time for the appropriate mood alteration ahead of time, so I bought a half pint of Jameson's at the liquor store near the theater. My plan was to mix in the theater. I didn't quite expect to be packed in side-by-side with other patrons. I tried to be as subtle as I could pouring whiskey into a coke in a dark theater. Checking the bottle today, I was a generous barkeep.

The last part of the movie was Tarantino unchained, but the first couple of thirds were more nuanced story telling -- if a bloodfest can be called nuanced.

D has a niece who was a film major and who is working in some capacity in the industry. She posted a scathing review on facebook, which I withheld reading until after I watched the flick. She decried the racism of the movie, calling Tarantino a racist. I pulled out the comparison with the use of the n-word in Huck Finn. Do you want to whitewash the institution of slavery by making slave owners look nicer, or do you want to have a more realistic portrayal of a nasty institution?

I liked it -- wild ride -- big fuck you to the racists who still exist in the American South. Not for the squeamish.


- mark 12-29-2012 11:51 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

i am liking woody allens to rome with love although admittedly i am taking small bites. clearly fellini is his guiding light for this effort and while its mostly just silly it feels less self conscious and ponderous than many of his recent efforts.

- dave 12-21-2012 9:22 pm [link] [2 refs] [1 comment]

David Holzman's Diary is on hulu upper set side 1967. Staring kit Carson. Recommended fauxcumentary


- bill 12-19-2012 11:49 pm [link] [add a comment]

My friend Tony p talks w Alex lambert about his feature doc on devo and his current project in production in Berlin.


- bill 12-12-2012 11:37 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

I hate this film


- bill 12-04-2012 11:51 pm [link] [1 comment]

Watched Harry and tonto (1974) last night Tcm for the great Upper west side NYC bits in the beginning. Turned it off when it got too sad.


- bill 12-02-2012 11:27 pm [link] [add a comment]

just watched looper which was quite good. id give it an a-. thought this was cool though. the writer/director rian johnson put out a supplementary directors commentary that you can sync to the movie.


- dave 12-02-2012 5:20 am [link] [add a comment]