I’m slowly inching to the topic I frequently wrote when I started blogging, oh, 6 years ago.
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.
- 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.
- Noel Vera lists his 100 Best Filipino Films. Would love to see more Gerardo de Leon films. Oh, and I think I need another Vera book, since I’m re-reading way too much from his Critic After Dark book.
- 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.