Monday, December 24, 2007

Blessings of Yuletide!

Blessed Yule, Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all. Wassail! Mulled cider and roast beast and hearty treats to you all.

May the sun's return fill you with warmth, and inspiration, and may winter's fallow time bring you time and space for refelction and creativity. May you remember those in your community less fortunate than you. May your light shine bright in the world as the world welcomes the return of the light.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

new films

I saw The Golden Compass. I must confess, I am not familiar with Pullman's trilogy, so my review may not be terribly well-informed. But for what it's worth, it's over at Witchvox. I have been finding the whole right-wing brouhaha over this movie to be ridiculous, and I suppose now that reviews are coming in and they're less than ecstatic, maybe the fundie catholics protesting it are feeling smug and satisfied. I'm not sure how one forces an atheist agenda in a movie about kids and polar bears (which is really what this has ended up being), but I think anyone can be convinced of anything if they're gullible.

I also saw the new Tim Burton film, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Since that does not open until Christmas I can't do a full review just yet...but I will say it was wonderful. And do NOT bring the kids! (It's rated R so if you bring the kids it will be your fault if they have nightmares). More soon.

Also saw the new documentary about David Lynch, Lynch (one) which I recommend very highly, if you're a David Lynch fan. It's only playing in limited release at arthouse type theatres. In Boston it's playing on a double bill with a newly-restored print of Eraserhead. This film is not credited to any one director and is rumored to perhaps be helmed by Lynch himself. It's surreal and hard to follow and completely mesmerizing, much like Inland Empire, the film whose creation it documents. It's shot in digital video and screened that way, too. Fortunately the Brattle has a great video projection system.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Interview avec moi

John Morehead has posted his interview with me on his wonderful Theofantastique website. He has also interviewed Hannah and that interview is at John's other blog site.

I am just beneath the review of the new zombie anthology! Which is very exciting. Also Jason has featured this tidbit of news on the Wild Hunt blog. Thanks, Jason.