Month: March 2020

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Film Review

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

For fans of Werner Herzog, Nomadland, Travel Books and Documentaries, and nomadic philosophical wanderings by: Gareth Jones Released in 2019, (the same year as Family Romance, LCC) by Werner Herzog, the prolific octogenarian Bavarian master, Nomad examines the ways, both physical and philosophical, that Herzog and renowned British travel writer Bruce Chatwin’s lives intersected.  Like all of his films, Herzog mixes genres and formats in his search for the ecstatic […]

todayMarch 27, 2020 24 5 7

Film Review

Deep Cover

For fans of Film Noir, Good Fellas, strong black stories and performances, Jeff Goldblum By: Gareth Jones Released on April 15, 1992 (nearly one year after the Rodney King beating and a couple of weeks before the ensuing riots), Deep Cover captured the Zeitgeist of justified distrust of the police. It is a noir film updated in the drug cartels of the 90’s from the Black perspective.  The film stars […]

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Film Review

He Ran All The Way

For fans of tough-as-nails acting as seen in John Garfield and Shelly Winters, Dalton Trumbo, James Wong Howe’s cinematography, and early 50’s Noir By: Gareth Jones John Garfield died too young. At age 39, he suffered a heart attack after appearing before the House of Un-American Committee in 1951.  Always a standout in playing tough, working class underdogs, he brought his experience in the Group Theater to the screen along […]

todayMarch 24, 2020 25

Film Review

The Girl Without Hands

For fans of minimalist painterly animation, Grimms Fairy Tales, Marcell Jankovics (Son of the White Mare) By: Gareth Jones This hypnotic, oneiric film from 2016 was written, directed, animated and edited by one person, Sébastien Laudenbach.  Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm, it is a fairytale about a young girl accidentally sold to the devil by her poor farmer father.  She evades the devil initially, but loses her […]

todayMarch 22, 2020 21 1 2

Feature

The Eternal Daughter

For fans of Tilda Swinton, Joanna Hogg, Gothic ghost stories, slow burn liminal spaces in the world and mind By: Gareth Jones The extraordinary collaboration between Tilda Swinton and Joanna Hogg resumes with this immersive story that continues the exploration of relationships between mothers and daughters started in The Souvenir and The Souvenir II.  The gauzy cinematography of Ed Rutherford with saturated greens, blues, and reds builds a remarkable atmosphere.  […]

todayMarch 21, 2020 315 2

Feature

Gareth’s Top 100 Films of All Time

By: Gareth Jones After the Sight and Sound all time best list came out a few weeks ago, many folks asked me if I had such a list. After seeing the astonishing list by dear friend Gregory Lowry, I decided to jot one down. I do have to say that this list is very different from how it would have looked 10 years ago. It does mirror and was influenced […]

todayMarch 20, 2020 48 1

Culture

Sex, Couture, and The New Romantics

By: Jason Hamric A Goodbye to Revolutionary Vivienne Westwood April 8 1941 – December 29 2022 Whether you realize it or not, if you participate in the punk lineage subculture, your fashion and quite honestly your whole ethos has been affected by Vivienne Westwood.  A woman who’s clothing design started a musical movement.  That’s right, without her store, SEX (sorry young thug, she was there first) the punk movement would […]

todayMarch 19, 2020 128 1 4

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