Friday, February 17, 2006

The A.V. Club.

  • A short doc about Mark Romanek by Hillman Curtis.

  • Diane Martel's dirrty vid for Goldfrapp's "Ride a White Horse." (Link via Goldenspence.)

  • Matthew Fluxblog has two excellent Talking Heads demos from the new re-release series.

  • Old lists are good lists: Slant's 100 Greatest Music Videos (from 2003). Where, pray, is Bjork's "All Is Full Of Love"?

  • Can it be? Pitchfork's four star review of the new Prince single: "It's harsh and alien, like he's been listening to Mu or some shit. Finally, someone cancelled his subscription to The Watchtower."

  • The Onion A.V. Club listens to Michael Bay's Island commentary track: "My job is to make Scarlett likeable, and her picking up this wrench is the first sign of her doing something badass."

  • Aimee & Michael vs. John & Paul over at Girish's.

  • If you're into aliens, manwhores, booty girls, and Lawnmower Man-style cybersex, the video for The Juan Maclean's "Give Me Every Little Thing" is gonna make your head explode.

  • You didn't forget about David Edelstein did you? Good.

  • Armond's review of LVT's Manderlay isn't nearly as vitriolic as you'd think. Oh, he hates it all right ("Manderlay is so ignorant of authentic American behavior that the calculated outrageousness of its premise is dull rather than scandalous."), but where's the intensity? Fear not, he does manage to work in some Spielberg love in the form of a Hook (!) shoutout.

1 Comments:

At 4:01 PM, Blogger Tim said...

I know I'm asking for trouble, but that's never stopped me before. Especially since I haven't decided to torture myself and actually see Manderlay. But I love this from Edelstein's review: Although it’s a listless affair, Manderlay is less noxiously reductionist than Dogville, if only because Von Trier regards African-Americans as both pathetically weak, conniving nonentities and victims. But no matter where he begins, his dramatic compass drifts toward the same pole: the sexual humiliation of his heroine (How could Daddy let you do this, Bryce?), Fascistic mob rule, and David Bowie warbling “Young Americans”—this time over photos of blacks being lynched. But it’s hard to get too worked up over racial injustice when a director has the temperament of a Klansman.

 

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