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Thursday, November 15, 2007

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MR. BADMOUTH



THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...

Only one, if you can believe it. But it's a mega review.

* Berlin Alexanderplatz - Criterion Collection, the 15-hour German television series directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Shot in 1980, it was truly ahead of its time as far as complex television dramas are concerned. (Also posted at Criterion Confessions.)

THIS WEEK IN THEATRES...

* Margot at the Wedding, Noah Baumbach's new dysfunctional family dramedy.

* Southland Tales, Richard Kelly's sophomoric sophomore cock-up. This film is the definition of bad. If you're one of those people who has 2 1/2 hours to waste laughing at bad movies, stop right there. This is so bad, it's bad. I wish I could have mustered a chuckle for even a second of it. It's an excruciating mess.

Current Soundtrack: Brett Anderson, Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall - Acoustic Performance with String Ensemble, 20th October 2007

Current Mood: aggravated

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All text (c) 2007 Jamie S. Rich

1 comment:

arthur dela cruz said...

Totally must see Berlin...
Have you seen Lars Von Trier's KINGDOM? I know, totally not related in any way... We'll, it's European TV, right?

And I was so looking forward to Southland Tales. And I'll probably still watch it despite your presumably better judgment. But it wouldn't be the first time!