December 2019 Film Diary

December 1 Pink Flamingos (John Waters, 1997) Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960) December 2 Midsomnar (Ari Aster, 2019) From the Notebook Of (Robert Beavers, 2000) December 3 Séance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2000) December 4 Knives Out (Rian Johnson, 2019) December 5 Forget Me Not (Noemie Lvovsky) December 6 West of the Tracks: Rust Part 2 (Wang … Continue reading December 2019 Film Diary

Top Five Viewings: December 2019

Happy Hour (Ryusuke Hamaguchi, 2015) The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008) Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010) Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997) Love Exposure (Sion Sono, 2008)

Jim Jarmusch – The Dead Don’t Die

The Dead Don’t Die (2019) carries a wayward restlessness reminiscent of improvisational noise-rock. To trace this aesthetic lineage, recall Jarmusch’s debut Permanent Vacation (1980); Jarmusch captured downtown New York’s then No-Wave atmosphere, presenting the city as a bombed out and empty playground for poets. The connection becomes more established through Chloë Sevigny, who co-stars in … Continue reading Jim Jarmusch – The Dead Don’t Die