Posts Tagged ‘Apichatpong Weerasethakul’

Thinking aloud

May 25, 2010

Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” won the Palme d’or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (check Daniel Kasman’s review out) won the Palme d’or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. “The White Ribbon” opened at Madison’s Sundance Cinemas in March, playing there for a few weeks before enjoying a shortish run at the Orpheum. “Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives” will open here… never would be my best guess. Write a letter to your favorite state-level politician. Below is the film’s trailer. Dig it.

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Favorites from the decade that was

January 5, 2010

Fifty fillets of film, alphabetically ordered. Now I can finally get on with my life.

Click here to check out the list/encyclopedia.

Anticipating the slug

October 12, 2009

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I’m not anticipating posting much here at CineMadison these next few days; you have exams and a robust load of reading to thank for that. Maybe a few installments of (Visual) Quotes of quotes of…, simply because those are generally low-effort endeavors (and pretty as all get-out). The beginning of the the week is usually  slow on the arts front, as I’m sure you—that anonymous, faceless, endlessly opaque, unfathomably alien you whom I just sort of assume is reading this sucker—have gathered by now. The life of the American college student in many ways resembles the second half of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Tropical Malady (2004). (Yes, that was an implicit rental recommendation.)