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CURRENT LISTENING: MAX RICHTER: INFRA

Listen to all of Richter's newest album " Infra" and tell me that this man is not on a fast track to an Oscar for Best ScoreListen to all of Richter's newest album " Infra" and tell me that this man is not on a fast track to an Oscar for Best Score

Is current cinema the last great hope for bringing "modern classical" music to the masses?

CURRENT VIEWING: Gomorrah: Matteo Garrone

"Gomorrah"  is art taken to a high point of conscience and conscientiousness."Gomorrah" is art taken to a high point of conscience and conscientiousness.

Martin Scorcese declared Matteo Garrone's "Gomorrah" , "the greatest Mafia film ever made". Artforum in a long essay in 2008 by Alexander Stille gauged the film as "an adaptation that manages to be a compelling work in its own right and indeed one of the best crime movies Italy has produced in decades."

CURRENT VIEWING: I AM LOVE: Luca Guadagnino

Swinton served as one of the producers of " I Am Love"Swinton served as one of the producers of " I Am Love"

A friend recommended this film, suggesting it was my particular cup of tea.

CURRENT LISTENING: SAVIORS AND ANGELS:UNKLE via Haunch Of Venison (London)

Saviours And Angels from UNKLE on Vimeo.

"At its worst, a music video is often just a simple visual distraction, loosely linked thematically to the track it accompanies.

CURRENT VIEWING: A SINGLE MAN: TOM FORD

Aline Weber and Nicholas Hoult: Two of the beautiful young things from Tom Ford's "A Single Man" now on  Blu Ray and DVD Aline Weber and Nicholas Hoult:Two of the beautiful young things from Tom Ford's "A Single Man" now on Blu Ray and DVD

Call it a very delayed reaction but I finally had my moment with "A Single Man", Tom Ford's debut film

STAN BRAKHAGE: DOG STAR MAN

"If Maya Deren invented the American avant-garde cinema, Stan Brakhage realized its potential" Brian Frye"If Maya Deren invented the American avant-garde cinema, Stan Brakhage realized its potential" Brian Frye

CURRENT VIEWING: BLACK AND WHITE MAZE OF THE PAINTED ZEBRA: JOSEPH LALLY

Ultra-Masculinity torqued by homo-eroticism skewed with ultra-violence twisted  by a of hallucinatory filmic styleUltra-Masculinity torqued by homo-eroticism skewed with ultra-violence twisted by a of hallucinatory filmic style

Experimental cinema... aesthetic rebellion...Non-narrative forms...there was a golden age for all that,

CURRENT VIEWING: THE FACE OF ANOTHER: Hiroshi Teshigahara: Criterion

Director Hiroshi Teshigahara was a pivotal figure of the Japanese new waveDirector Hiroshi Teshigahara was a pivotal figure of the Japanese new wave

"The film ... manages to take on new meaning in our current culture where people are willing to give up their individuality by having plastic surgery in order to obtain what they consider “perfect” looks or to hide the unstoppable signs of age."

Kimberly Lindbergs

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?

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