Cross dissolves in Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood (2007)
Anonymous asked: do you have a top 10 of '13? If you have a pre-existing one can you link me up? I enjoy your thoughts on film!
hi there. thanks for the compliment. here’s the list from last year:
Films in 2014—#154 The Addams Family (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1991)
Films in 2014—#153 Twixt (Frances Ford Coppola, 2011)
if only we could all be as contented as mickey the convicted bank robber
play this episode at my funeral
some great recent movies (STARLET, THE RAID, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON) join a comedy classic (THE BLUES BROTHERS) and a sexy crime flick (OUT OF SIGHT) in this week’s penny-pinching cinephile
Anonymous asked: Detention was a huge piece of shit, right?
Yeah, I thought so, but I’m not a fan of that hyper-kinetic, post-ironic filmmaking. Kind of like COMMUNITY at its worst. Also, I kind of hate teenagers already and DETENTION really made me hate them.
@carrie_rachel Last day in the LA writers’ room. Off we go to Portland. #portlandia #season5 @kareyd @sordociego @grahamstwagner
portlandia does mazursky!
leaversdance asked: Hi, do you have any views in New Zealand cinema? Have you seen any films from New Zealand?
unfortunately, i am pretty ignorant of the cinema of new zealand. i’ve only seen some of the most internationally famous films from that country, like THE PIANO, WHALE RIDER, HEAVENLY CREATURES, & DEAN SPANLEY.
obviously i’ve seen the LORD OF THE RINGS films, and since then a lot of hollywood productions have been shot in new zealand.
for being such a small country, new zealand has produced a lot of quality actors, too: cliff curtis, sam neill, anna paquin, melanie lynskey, lucy lawless & my fave, zoe bell.
my biggest association with new zealand & film is the new zealand film archive, where a huge treasure trove of “lost” movies were recently recovered. so, my biggest view on new zealand cinema is basically that i want to raid their national film archive. call me, NZFA!
Films in 2014—#152 Milius (Joey Figueroa & Zak Knutson, 2013)