Saturday, January 30, 2010

What's on- Carnival of Souls

I came across my brother in blog's post about Sun Ra in Italy and Egypt. It was weird and campy in a very appealing way. It reminded me that i had been wanting to watch Carnival of Souls... I am currently watching the film as i type this, so join in...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Films That I have seen recently

Cassavettes can not make a bad film if he tried. "Faces" proves this point.

What makes his films so great is the fact they feel so real. Shot in a Cinema Verite style, the films begin to blur the line between fact and fiction as his actors improvise their lines. I am very nostalgic as well, and I appreciate the period in which he made these films.

This film is the Chinese Mean Streets.

This film is different than his later films, but it is still a great watch. It definetly has that Hong Kong Cinema feel and Cinemascape. In addition, his later films focus on Love between lovers. However this film, it is the love of a friendship that takes the central theme.

I cried laughing watching this film.

I reviewed the preview of this film as part of my blaxploitation month blog special. This film delievered everything I could have hoped for and more. Like Dolemite, I had to watch this film multiple times.

David Mamet's dialouge is like listening a Ghostface Killa's rhyme; he is going to catch you off guard with his word play.

This film was an introduction to Mamet's work, and i look forward to see more of his films. I loved the way the film positioned the relationship as a con and risky psychological game of death.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Forgotten History

How come the history channel does not have specials about the African Diaspora (Slavery)?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Force 1TD

I've been watching a lot of short films lately. One of the ones that stands out is Force 1TD.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Mister Freedom (Directed by William Klein)

Today marks the 8th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place on American soil in 2001. While browsing through the video store, I wanted to watch something that was relevant to this occasion and Mister Freedom caught my attention...

Simply stated, this film is beyond satire. For some, Mister Freedom is very real.

The human personification of America has been used in many films but none have come close to the depth of William Klein's Mister Freedom. It is apparent that Klein, an expatriate of the United States, dug deep when he wrote, directed, and designed this film.

With costumes made entirely of sports equipment and villains who are little more than balloons, this film struck me as a child's wild fantasy. Remember when you were a kid and you could turn a skateboard into a get away vehicle and a tennis ball into a grenade while playing cops & robbers with your friends in the neighborhood? Well Mister Freedom is just that, but with grown up political commentary. Perhaps this is all a child's game on the world stage...

Although decades have passed since the premiere of this film, I think it would be interesting to see a Mister Freedom film undertake our modern political issues.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Brother in Blog.

My Brother in Rhyme is now my Brother in Blog.

As I have been slipping in recent Months, Tejay's blog is a great place to go as I get my act together...

Reading Tejay's blog, has got my blogging spirit back up. More posts to come!