Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Master

Who is the Master? Is it Lancaster Dodd, the cult leader played by Philip Seymour Hoffman? Or is it his wife, quietly pulling his strings? Or could it even be Joaquin Phoenix’s character, Freddie Quell, a drifter who concocts cocktails … Continue reading

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Side by Side

Side by Side is a documentary about the progression of cinema technology, from 35mm, which has been the industry standard for 102 years, to digital cinema. It might sound like dry stuff, but for a lover of cinema, it’s actually … Continue reading

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Stacy Cochran

These are two films that will not be showing at Images Cinema, but I saw both of them this weekend, and boy, do I have a bone to pick with the films reviewers of this country!

First, Dredd. This is not a film I would have watched on my own, in a theater or at home, if I had not received a high recommendation from filmmaker Stacy Cochran. It reminded me of a Sylvestor Stallone film from the 90s I had never seen

 

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Sleepwalk with Me

Mike Birbiglia is hilarious. His monologues on This American Life are always a highlight (funnier than David Sedaris, perhaps?), and he’s been in a few films (including Your Sister’s Sister, which was at Images this summer). Sleepwalk with Me is … Continue reading

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