Monday, May 28, 2012

Pick of the Week

2012 marks the fiftieth Anniversary of Orson Welles' adaptation of "The Trial".

Kafka is of course, nigh unfilmable, but Orson gave it the old college try anyway with remarkable results..

The Brattle Theatre is reviving it today at 1:30pm and then again at 7pm, see how far one man can go with no money and an unlimited fund of genius.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Gym Notes:

#1) Comedy Central broadcasts the original "Revenge of the Nerds" (1984) with all the rude gestures, Anglo Saxon expletives & sundry explicitness lovingly blocked, obscured and or bleeped out.

AND THEN runs commercials extolling a "name brand" condom that features a frantic young woman careening thru a pharmacy searching for prophylactic latex with real pleasure inducing properties.

#2) (Duly noted after watching the first twenty minutes of "The Love Guru") Say what you like, but Mike Myers is a talented "Voice Man" cut from the same clothe as his idol, the Late Peter Sellers.
Without execrement jokes though, Mike Myers would starve or else have to back to digging ditches on Thunder Bay.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

July is Wide Open...

no update on the Harvard Film Archive's Calendar as yet. So why not some suggestions? Well let me mark out hard once again for a proper Charlton Heston retrospective, That Axiom of American Cinema is long overdue for a critical re-evaluation...Especially if some of Heston's early TV work could somehow get dredged up! And while we are at it, I wanna strongly suggest a Don Siegel retrospective, mostly cued because I saw his one collaboration with Mickey Rooney "Baby Face Nelson" and thought that anyone who went from Mickey Rooney to Clint Eastwood was ready for their moment in the sun.

Moreover how about Sam Fuller, nobody has a good review of his career leastways in Boston. How about it? C'mon everyone wants to see "The Steel Helmet" on the big screen!!!