The Reeler

Recent Comments

FILM ON THE WEB

A Girl and a Gun
A_Film_By
Ain't It Cool News
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Anne Thompson
Art Fag City
ArtFlickChick
Better Than Fudge
Big Picture Big Sound
Bitter Cinema
Blank Screen
Blogumentary
Brian Flemming
Bright Lights
Celluloid Eyes
CHUD
Chutry Experiment, The
Cinecultist
Cinema Confidential
Cinema Eye
Cinema-Scope
Cinemarati
Cinematical
CineMe
Coming Soon
Cool Cinema Trash
Cyndi Greening
Dark Horizons
Defamer
Drew's Blog-O-Rama
Errata
Esoteric Rabbit
Film Detail
Film Experience, The
Film Journal, The
Film Journey
Film Stew
Film Rotation
Flickhead
GreenCine Daily
Greg.org
Hacking Netflix
Hammer to Nail
High Sign, The
Hollywood Elsewhere
House Next Door, The
IFC Blog, The
In the Company of Glenn
IndieScene Movie Marketing Blog
indieWIRE.com
indieWIRE Blogs
Jay's Movie Blog
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Kaiju Shakedown
Kamera
Kinoeye
Like Anna Karina's Sweater
Last Night with Riviera
Light Sleeper
Long Pauses
Looker
Masters of Cinema
Matt Zoller Seitz
Midnight Eye
Milk Plus
Mind Jack
Metaphilm
Movie Blog, The
Movie City Indie
Movie Hole, The
Movie Poop Shoot
New York Cool
NY Post Movie Blog
News of the Dead
No More Marriages!
Notes From Underdog
Out of Focus
Persistence of Vision
Pullquote
Queer Film Review
Reel Roundtable
ScreenGrab
Screen Rush
Screener (Film Journal Int.)
Screening the Past
Self-Styled Siren
Short Sheet, The
Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine Blog
Still in Motion
Stranger Song, The
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
Tisch Film Review
Twitch
Vince Keenan
World Film (at About.com)
You Know, For Film
Zoom-In

The Reeler Blog

The News: No Country Overkill is On

Anton Chigurh was here. But where is he now? (Photo: Miramax via Glenn Kenny)

By S.T. VanAirsdale

Some of today's movie news of note from around New York:

--I know I've done my part to suffocate the Coen brothers' art to within an inch of its life, but really: Have we gotten to the point where we are actually parsing the film shot-by-shot to see if someone is or is not standing behind a door? "Where is ruthless killer Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) when Sheriff Ed Tom Bell makes his non-official exploration of the motel crime scene after the massacre there?" Glenn Kenny asks on his blog at Premiere. "And if he is where we think he is -- that is, laying in wait in the motel room Ed Tom enters -- why doesn't he (Anton) do anything, where does he go... what does that make him?" It's up to you to tell me I'm oversimplifying, but Christ. Can't a guy just walk away?

--Karina Longworth has found the film angles in both Emily Gould's departure from Gawker and the impending apocalypse. Sort of.

--The Sunday Times published a fantastic piece about NYC video artist Paul Chan, who is presently staging an outdoor version of Waiting For Godot in a New Orleans location decimated by Hurricane Katrina. I covered Chan's journey to Sundance earlier this year and am now wishing I had a trip South in my future.

--Maybe I've just missed these over the last year and a half, but Ironic Sans' 60-second Life Of... videos are blowing my mind. Nadal's Shadow had me grinning like I'd never seen a movie before, and I guess there are "bonus points" available to viewers who can identify the street this cab meter is trolling. I have an idea, but I'll never tell.

Posted at December 3, 2007 11:40 AM

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.thereeler.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb-AjOOtIAl.cgi/1381

Search The Reeler
Join the Mailing List

RSS Feed

Archives

Send a Tip