Posts Tagged ‘clips’

Dreaming of a girl like me

April 28, 2010

As you’ll recall, the other day I posted a clip from Hal Hartley’s “Simple Men” (1992) featuring Sonic Youth’s “Kool Thing.” Why not continue the trend? Here’s a clip from Olivier Assayas’s excellent “Irma Vep” (1996) featuring another song from Goo, “Tunic (Song for Karen).” Be advised that the clip contains some decidedly unsexy nudity (so, NSFW and all that). Apologies for the relatively poor video quality.

“You aren’t never going anywhere. I ain’t never going anywhere.”

A worthwhile clip on a sunny Tuesday afternoon

April 27, 2010

Well, it seems I’m fresh out of wit—thus, the title of this post. Anyway, I wanted to direct your attention to the latest installment of Richard Brody’s “DVD of the Week,” a weekly feature on his New Yorker film blog, the Front Row; there Brody discusses Charles Burnett’s “Killer of Sheep” (1977), a truly incredible movie that I count amongst my personal favorites.

“Killer of Sheep” is funny, jaw-droppingly gorgeous and pervaded by a palpable sense of socioeconomic frustration. I can’t think of another film that makes American society’s glass ceiling seem so blatant and, by extension, so troubling. It’s crazy to think that this was Burnett’s MFA thesis at UCLA; what isn’t quite as astonishing but no less commendable is the fact he shot it for a mere $10,000. “Killer of Sheep” deserves as much attention as it can get.

I don’t wanna/I don’t think so

April 26, 2010

Earlier today, I mentioned this sequence from Hal Hartley’s “Simple Men” (1992); as the day progressed, it became increasingly apparent to me that I was morally obligated to share it with y’all in its glorious entirety:

And now compare it to:

“Hey Kool Thing… come here. Sit down beside me; there’s something I gotta ask you. I just wanna know, what’re you gonna do for me?”

“The Cove” at the Play Circle

April 20, 2010

Lovers of documentary cinema might be interested to know that “The Cove” (2009), which won the “Best Documentary” award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and “Best Documentary Film” at the 2010 Oscars, will screen tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Play Circle in Memorial Union. The screening will be, as always, free to attend.

I don’t know much about “The Cove,” nor will I be in attendance for the screening (I’ve got 10 pages worth of Islamic History research paper due by Friday), but the least I can do is share the doc’s trailer with y’all. So, without further ado:

“A Prophet” at the Orpheum

April 19, 2010

Fresh off a run at Sundance Cinemas, Jacques Audiard’s 2009 crime opera “A Prophet” just opened at the Orpheum. I’ve yet to see it, though the people I’ve spoken to who have say it’s an exceedingly worthwhile watch. The film received warm responses following its debut at Cannes 2009 and its initial run in NYC. It was highly praised by Manohla Dargis, Anthony Lane and, of course, Ebert. If you haven’t watched the film’s trailer yet, here ya go:

I look forward to seeing the film when I get some free time, maybe this upcoming weekend.

Corrupting the youth

April 15, 2010

I just chanced upon this video over at the Fader, and it’s a good one: Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore creating some noise art (or covering a song from Ciccone Youth’s The Whitey Album?) with a bunch of tykes/future nihilists. Moore is about as close to a Socratic figure as we’ve got in today’s art world, and this clip is proof of that.

What the heck…

March 19, 2010

… are we to make of this? (Spoiler alert… I think?)

The last minutes of…

March 14, 2010

This short, “Dans le noir du temps,” is from a 2002 compilation film entitled “Ten Minutes Older – The Cello.” Pretty breathtaking (har har) stuff. Sorry about the incoherent subtitles.

Gosh they were young

March 9, 2010

Can’t help but share this with y’all. It’s great.

For Anthony Cefali

February 2, 2010

Here’s looking at you, kid.