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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Year So Far...
It's just about that time of year for the critics to start complaining about how bad movies have gotten and the death of the cinema, etc. The year is nearly half over, and I've seen very few decent movies. My favorite so far was a festival film that won't get a release until later this fall, Jia Zhang-ke's The World. Likewise my second favorite, Wong Kar-wai's 2046. I've enjoyed some popcorn films, like Revenge of the Sith, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Sin City, but I think the best American film I've seen so far is Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda, which ain't saying much, followed by Gregg Araki's Mysterious Skin. The foreign films have fared a little better, with Jean-Luc Godard's Notre Musique and Manoel de Oliveira's A Talking Picture leading the pack, even though those films played for about a week and disappeared. Revivals have been quite a bit more exciting, such as Peckinphah's Major Dundee, Godard's Masculine Feminine and Bunuel's Los Olvidados. Even the new Batman film disappointed me with its clumsy action sequences. But the fall is still coming, and my ten best list will probably be saved at the last minute, as always.
:: posted by Jeffrey M. Anderson, 6/08/2005 Comments (0)
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