Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Movie edition:

Christopher Kelly says that the film of adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road is "a movie so singularly unpleasant, so resolutely ill-conceived that it should bring Hollywood’s unlikely love affair with the iconic Texas author to an immediate end." . . . If you're an obsessive fan of Taxi Driver, New York City, or both, then this three-part series comparing frames from the movie with current-day street scenes is for you: Here, here, and here. (Via The Awl) . . . A review of A Serious Man, which I thought was better than the reviews it's been getting but still minor Coen. . . . A list of the 20 worst sequels to good movies ever made. It includes Babe: Pig in the City, which I remember liking, but it’s been a long time. In any case, it’s better than Back to the Future 2, which didn’t make the list. I haven’t seen the No. 1 selection, but it seems like a safe choice -- I remember my parents and sister going to see it in Texas; when they got back, I could hear them get out of the car in the garage, still laughing. . . . Terry Teachout re-posts his take on an anthology of film criticism. ("American Movie Critics will likely become the standard collection of its kind, for the most part rightly so.")


Blogger Dezmond said...

When will we see your alleged movie list?

9:05 PM  

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