Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Here, there, everywhere.

Still doing stuff. Alas.
Go here:
  • David Thomson on The Conformist's 35th anniversary.

  • I've said it before, I'll say it again: this Match Point buzz is messing with me. Dave Kehr piles on:
    As advertised, "Match Point" is indeed Woody Allen's most interesting film in a very long time -- probably since "Crimes and Misdemeanors" (1989), to which "Match Point" bears a chilly resemblance. Though it's set in an imaginary London as eerily cleansed of ethnic minorities as Allen's Manhattan, this is the filmmaker in his High Nordic mode, dipping into a stream of icy misogyny that bypasses Ingmar Bergman and goes straight back to Strindberg.

  • Slate tackles Watchmen and wonders if comics ever really needed "to grow up."
    ("A new edition, retitled Absolute Watchmen and published this month by DC, has drawn critical superlatives and comparisons with Pulp Fiction and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In truth, it's more like the White Album, a fractious, blitzed masterwork. This is not a comic book that wants you to go 'Wow.' It is a comic book that wants to let the air out of your tires.")

  • Josh has more to say about everyone's favorite feel-good-AIDS-heroin-junkie musical.

  • Click here and scroll down for a first person account of the L. Ron Hubbard museum on Hollywood Blvd. I think I know what I'm doing on Sunday.

  • Have you all been good little hipsters and checked out the DFA Holiday Mix? Head over to the iTunes Store and for a paltry 99 cents you can download a beatmixed overview of most of DFA Records's 2005 remix/b-sides output.
    The tracklist:
    01 Black Dice - Smiling Off (DFA mix/Luomo mix)
    02 LCD Soundsystem - Too Much Love (Rub N Tug mix)
    03 The Juan Maclean - Give Me Every Little Thing (dub)
    04 The Juan Maclean - Tito's Way (Reverso 68 mix/LP version/Booka Shade mix)
    05 The Juan Maclean - Give Me Every Little Thing (Cajmere mix/Xpress 2 bonus beats/Putsch 79 mix)
    06 Black Dice - ABA
    07 Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - #5
    08 LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations (Tiga mix)
    09 LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (Soulwax mix)

    Realted: Pitchfork's review.

  • Evil. But I laughed. A lot. (Via g.fid.)

  • Yes please (for Christmas? Please? Please?):

1 Comments:

At 12:01 PM, Blogger Dashiell said...

that watchmen article is awful.

 

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