Raw Footage, Raw KnucklesBy Sarahjane Blum
[UPDATED] Watch Picture Me in a forgiving mood, and Sara Ziffs documentary about her and her friends experiences as working models in the pre-recession fashion industry has a freshness to recommend it.
Color As Emotion, Emotion As ColorBy David N. Meyer
For this will to deceive that is in things luminous may manifest itself likewise in retrospect and so by sleight of some fixed part of a journey already accomplished may also post men to fraudulent destinies.
Ride With The DevilBy David N. Meyer
Ang Lees such a consistent, frustrating mediocrity. His films are all very almost. Its tricky to pinpoint what makes each second-rate, but invariably, when the closing credits roll, the predominant emotion is dissatisfaction. Teamed as he is with uber-scholar and producer James Schamus, Lees non-blockbusters feature scholarly but misguided attention to period detail of clothing, transportation, mise-en-scène.
Take Any Heart, Take MineBy Sarahjane Blum
You can thank me for Pirates of Penzance. Thank me for the long-awaited DVD release of 1983 feature film adaptation of the Joseph Papp produced revival of Gilbert and Sullivans finest work. I signed the online petition twice; played my Betamax dub of the original television airing until the tape warped and I couldnt even transfer it to a new one.
JAMES T. HONG with Penny Lane
Although expressly political, James T. Hong is not your typical activist filmmaker. He has said, I dont think movies always have to have socially uplifting value. For the most part, if they do, it's boring.