Saturday, August 9, 2008

Last Minute Weekend Recommendation


Hey everyone! Just wanted to give all of you in NYC a last minute recommendation if you are looking for something to do this weekend. This weekend at Anthology Film Archives, they are showing the 4 most recent works from the Dardenne Brothers. I had previously only seen L'Enfant (2005) in theaters, so over the last couple nights I attended screenings of La Promesse (1996), Rosetta (1999), and The Son (2002); the latter two (as well as L'Enfant) won the Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. Each of the films is wonderful, but if I had to pick one to see I highly recommend attending Rosetta; the print is in great shape and the film is unavailable on DVD in the United States (and is my personal favorite of the bunch.) The print of La Promesse is not in great shape, while the print of The Son is pretty good. Times for screenings are available at Anthology's website. If you are not familiar with the Dardennes, this is a great time to familiarize yourself with their essential work; if you are a fan already, there is nothing like seeing these perfectly executed films on a big screen and to get prepped for their new feature The Silence of Lorna which won the Best Screenplay award at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Hope you all are having a lovely weekend! I am FINALLY seeing The Dark Knight today; I am hoping the crazy contingent has officially moved to Pineapple Express.

-James

6 comments:

MovieMan0283 said...

I look forward to The Dark Knight review - good luck with the crazy contingent (I doubt they've moved on).

Incidentally, I finally finished Twin Peaks and have a review up of Fire Walk With Me. I'll probably do a follow-up today and then an entry on the series some time this week. Check it out & let me know what you think -- now that spoilers are out of the way, we can discuss the series.

MovieMan0283 said...

Looks like I forgot to include the link:

http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/2008/08/twin-peaks-fire-walk-with-me_09.html

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James Hansen said...

Sounds good...I really need to rewatch Twin Peaks sometime soon. I've never sat down and done it all in order.

I'll leave Brandon's review as the only one of "The Dark Knight" for the site, but for the record...am I really the only who thinks it is a middle of the road action movie with one great performance? Apparently so...

Thanks for the link!

The King Of Cool said...

I hope you enjoyed The Dark Knight. I finally saw it myself last weekend.

MovieMan0283 said...

James, another link for you - I just re-visited The Dark Knight and tried to suss out why I liked it despite understanding your (and others') criticism as fairly well-based. See here:

http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/2008/08/dark-knight-revisited.html

I'm inching towards doing an episode-by-episode re-view (accompanied by written review) of Twin Peaks since I can't get it out of my system and there's just so much there to dig into (I'm especially intrigued by how different directors and writers approached the material.) Actually "inching" isn't the right word since I think Netflix is already sending me Disc 1 again.