Haiku Movie Reviews brilliantly succinct take on The Women ('08)
PitchFork listen to the new James Bond theme song. It's a rock number again. Don't they know that the best ones are the chanteusey deals? It's a nice girlie counterbalance to Bond's skirt-chasing and violence.
<--- Village Voice a horrifying piece from J Hoberman on summer movies and political history. If the choice is McCain as the Dark Knight and Obama is WALL•E as this article suggests (and not as strenuously as it may sound), we're basically doomed. Cynicism and optimism. Which the populace prefers.
Cinebeats has a piece on the late Anthony Perkins and his music career. Interesting stuff
Go Fug Yourself wants Justin Long to touch Kirsten Dunst. Make that sad sack happy
Willamette Week using the viral web to sell books & brand authors
For the Reels a webcomic that skewers movies old and new
PopSugar Javier Bardem won an Cinematography Award at San Sebastian. I'm sure that Javier Bardem hasn't been working on the sly as a Director of Photography but when I looked it up on the web almost every bit of reportage was the same 'Javier wins Cinematography Award'. Entertainment journalism can be so vague/funny. It's like a game of madlibs "[Celebrity Name] ____ [verb] ___ [thing] ___ in [place] ___ !!! " and that's the report, the whole damn thing. Maybe the cinematographers have awarded him for being dreamy to look at, light and shoot? Antonio Banderas was also there.
They should immediately co-star for Almodóvar in an uninhibited horny sequel to Law of Desire. It's been too long away from the great Pedro for both: 18 years for Antonio, 11 years for Javier. Too long. (Although at least Javi has had the smarts to work with other top drawer auteurs since)