I Like Movies, Too, or Yes, A Non-Photography Post

I’m slowly inching to the topic I frequently wrote when I started blogging, oh, 6 years ago.

Movies.

Oh, there was a time that an aspiring film major valued my opinions when I was active in Livejournal, and there was this other time I was actively conversing with film critics over at the defunct Indiefilipino.com.

Links:

  • Over at my Multiply video archive (where I spend most of my post-work mornings uploading from YouTube) aside from the music videos -from Piaf to J Mascis-, there’s a split-in-three feature on Ingmar Bergman, who just recently died. I’ll say it anyway: beautiful black and white photography. Dang. Must brush up on what I still remember, and should watch, of Bergman.
  • A 10 minute short film of one of my favorite directors, Krzysztof Kieslowski, is up there, too. Would help if there were subtitles, since it appears to be a talkie.
  • And in movies of recent times, cable has been showing Judd Apatow‘s hit 40 Year-Old Virgin (which is a fabulous comedy to note), and I’ve re-rediscovered Miranda July‘s via a short films she wrote (Multiply link). Apatow is increasingly becoming a critic’s fave, and his recent Knocked Up has had favorable reviews. On the other hand, I haven’t heard much form July, but there is an eager anticipation from her followers what her next feature will be after the wonderful Me and You and Everyone We Know, a movie I’m tempted to just force people to see nowadays.

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But Rain, why is there so little interest in Cinemanila? Or even the recent Cinemalaya?

See, there’s the work schedule, my proximity to these places (OK, Cubao -where Cinemanila is being held- isn’t really far from the office), and other things I can’t seem to pinpoint. Cinemalaya features can be seen on TV (Channel 5) anyway, and the only Cinemanila movie I was keen on watching, I missed: Anton Corbijn’s Ian Curtis biopic Control. Was I regretful? Well, not as sorry as I was missing the Emilie Simone gig.

And there’s the Tarantino visiting the Philippines thing, which I get, but not interested in. I read somewhere that he hasn’t even changed his shirt since arriving from Japan. Yowza.

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