Monthly Archives: November 2008

Criterion Collection

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As far as commodities in the film market go, the dependable if conventional Criterion Collection deserves its austere reputation. Their website has relaunched with archived essays in their blog, some of which are in the liner notes on DVD, as well as a streaming video rental feature, where a $5 viewing fee contributes to the purchase of the physical disc.

Their dynamic new blog is here. Online renting of titles is here.

The Thin Red Line

A full decade has passed since the release of Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line and Michael Atkinson looks back with reverence. It’s feeling more groundbreaking with every year, no?

Animal Collective

In anticipation of Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, below is a take away show by La Blogotheque, where the band sort of performs Taste from the album. It reminds me of Jack Smith and Ken Jacobs. 

The Rabbit Hunters

Pedro Costa’s The Rabbit Hunters, a quasi-extension of his enduring masterpiece Colossal Youth, is embedded below. 

Portrait of the filmmaker (#3)

Ken Jacobs

11 November 2008

New York, New York

Winds of change

I understand that this is a film blog, or so I say, but this moment trumps everything. My views may to the Left of America’s new president, but being a part of this gorgeous and historic community is incredibly humbling. The whole world was watching, sure, but our nation has progressed, and if the landslide numbers hold, the United States of America gave Barack Hussein Obama a commanding mandate. Incredible.