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CURRENT VIEWING: Pale Flower : Masahiro Shinoda : Criterion : 05:17:11

"Pale Flower" is the story of a yakuza, who falls into a  relationship with a beautiful gambling addict"Pale Flower" is the story of a yakuza, who falls into a relationship with a beautiful gambling addict

It may have been filed for years in the "crime film" category, but Masahiro Shinoda's "Pale Flower" is such a cool and precise piece of image-making, it may well serve to reposition Mr. Shinoda 's name alongside the giants of Japanese cinema.

CURRENT VIEWING: WASTELAND: VIC MUNOZ

The documentary focused on the relationship between Brazilian art star Vik Muniz and garbage pickers in the world’s largest land fillThe documentary focused on the relationship between Brazilian art star Vik Muniz and garbage pickers in the world’s largest land fill

Please see this film.

CURRENT VIEWING: QUERELLE: FASSBINDER:1982

'Querelle'  is a 100 in the TI Iconic Fashion Films spectrum'Querelle' is a 100 in the TI Iconic Fashion Films spectrum

47 points because it is Fassbinder interpreting Jean Genet.( I mean I wouldn't want to see those two together in a bar in Brest ...after-hours.)

CURRENT LISTENING: THE GAME HAS CHANGED: FROM THE TRON Legacy SOUNDTRACK:

Daft Punk! Tron! That's just  destiny right there!Daft Punk! Tron! That's just destiny right there!

The Game Has Changed...Free on Itunes ..right this minute!

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.

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