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JOE LALLY'S EXCURSIONS : DIGITAL FILMMAKING AND ITS FUTURE MARKETING

Still from Joseph Lally's forthcoming "Manhood"Still from Joseph Lally's forthcoming "Manhood"

I spent a good part of yesterday afternoon viewing Joe Lally's first film "The Black And White Maze Of The Painted Zebra"

SCOOP DU JOUR: MODEL DOC ROCKS

Brooke back in the days when models actually EMOTED in make-up ads!Brooke back in the days when models actually EMOTED in make-up ads!

Are fashion documentaries the hot new niche market?

CURRENT VIEWING: BLACK NARCISSUS:Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger: CRITERION

Nothing could be further from gray, hungry postwar London than the India imagined by  Powell and PressburgerNothing could be further from gray, hungry postwar London than the India imagined by Powell and Pressburger

Chic English nuns driven mad by sexual repression hurling themselves off Himalayan mountain-tops.....

CURRENT VIEWING: THE AFTERLIGHT:Alexei Kaleina and Craig Macneill

Jicky Schnee in the "Afterlight"Jicky Schnee in the "Afterlight"

Jicky Schnee...Jicky Schnee...the name rang a bell that echoed for days.

CURRENT VIEWING: WINTER'S BONE:DEBRA GRANIK: STARRING JENNIFER LAWRENCE

Winter's Bone is set in a rural community in the Ozark Mountains where the local industry is crystal methWinter's Bone is set in a rural community in the Ozark Mountains where the local industry is crystal meth

Based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell, "Winter's Bone" was the film that nabbed that coveted Grand Jury Prize for Drama at Sundance 2010. It has its MOMA premiere on June 9th and TI assures you "Winter's Bone" has the grit and the grain that makes for the very best of American cinema. Full press release after the jump.

CURRENT VIEWING :BUS PALLADIUM: CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON

Elisa Sednaoui PH Diane von Furstenberg for V MagazineElisa Sednaoui PH Diane von Furstenberg for V Magazine

I remember being in the bar of the hotel El Embajador in Santo Domingo with Miss Sednaoui and her mentioning that she had just finished this movie. Well one sizziling V Mag layout later...it all makes sense now. Beautiful exploration of feminine sensuality by Madame DVF as a photographer too. Multiplicity of talent is the everything this decade

CURRENT VIEWING: DAYS OF HEAVEN:Terrence Malick (Criterion)

"Days of Heaven is the movie that the Village Voice famously called “the most gorgeously photographed film ever made.”"Days of Heaven is the movie that the Village Voice famously called “the most gorgeously photographed film ever made.”
Oh My God. Beauty that leaves you without speech. And I cannot improve upon the Criterion write-up.

CURRENT VIEWING:Marguerite Duras On Film: Anthology Film Archives

Frame from Duras' "India Song"Frame from Duras' "India Song"

Lovely Joe Lally just gave me this heads up on the amazing Marguerite Duras retrospective at the Anthology Film Archives. If you only know Duras as the screenwriter of Resnais incredible "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (or the controversial novelist of "The Lover") then here is a chance to experience her body of work in its full scope. Full details after the jump

CURRENT VIEWING: THE LiMITS OF CONTROL: JIM JARMUSCH

Even the poster repeats the circular codes of fabulous set pieces in the filmEven the poster repeats the circular codes of fabulous set pieces in the film

How could you not love a film featuring an elegant hit man who drifts through Madrid with a really beautiful carry-on bag

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