Friday, June 15, 2012

New Yorker | career

"And they said my career was over after 'The Godfather.'"

Brad Stratton, Franklin, Wis.
The New Yorker, June 4 & 11, 2011

Friday, June 08, 2012

moonrise kingdom

Nothing particularly Soul Foodish about this one. But I'm in love.
After the screening, I asked Carole if she liked it. "Yes. But not as much as you did. Nobody in the theatre liked it as much as you did." My favourite Wes Anderson yet. The second of my true favourite films in 2013.

sight & sound & tree of life

Note from my movie pal Peter

Not sure whether you're that into the deca-annual Sight & Sound poll. (I certainly get excited about it, especially the 2002 version with its online database.)

For what it's worth on the soul food front, though, I've read two voters for this year's poll (results forthcoming in August, I believe) who have divulged their lists: Roger Ebert and Peter Howell. They both voted for Tree of Life.

It's exceedingly unusual for a newish movie to crack the heights of the consensus, (it's a regular beef people have with the survey that nothing new seems to score high these days), let alone a movie released the year before. And it's very unlikely that Tree of Life is going to do so. But, based on the two lists I've seen, it's already two-for-two! Interesting.