Jazz, film, and improvised culture.
Monday, April 22, 2019
The White Crow: Fiennes Brings Nureyev to the Big Screen
Rudolf Nureyev brought ballet to new heights of popularity when he danced with the Royal Ballet in London and he took The Muppet Show to...
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Art of the Real '19: Karelia--International with Monument
Karelia is like the Finnish Katyn Forest. Of course, it is in Russia, but it really ought to be part of Finland. Alas, the Putin regime ha...
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Okko’s Inn, from GKIDS and Madhouse
You could definitely say this film is more honest than the Caspar cartoons, but it forthrightly acknowledges the ghosts of young child...
Friday, April 19, 2019
David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake
It is often the case that those who are most convinced they can see clearly enough to decipher the hidden signs and cabals covertly gove...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
It is not just one of the earliest novels in publishing history. Cervantes’ Don Quixote is also one of the most self-referential, postmod...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Hail Satan?: Further Polarizing Political Discourse
In horror movies, anyone invoking satanic tropes as part of a joke or performance piece will inevitably be revealed in the third act to ...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Master of Dark Shadows: The Dan Curtis Doc
Dan Curtis’s cult-favorite TV show, Kolchak: The Night Stalker has yet to get the credit it deserves as a forerunner to the X-Files . H...
Replicas: Keanu Programs a Back-Up Family
Death is such a bummer. You would think scientists could solve that thorny problem. You know, those brainy eggheads, like Keanu Reeves. ...
Monday, April 15, 2019
Hong Sang-soo’s Grass
It is small café, but it is good for writing. You can always find a table and the owner doesn’t mind if you bring in your own soju to ge...
Saturday, April 13, 2019
PFF ’19: Last Sunrise
The sun doesn’t always shine, but renewable energy activists assume it will always rise again in the morning. It turns out they were w...
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