Once again, so busy that I'm way behind on posting new things. But that means that I've been writing a lot, which is always good, plus I was in NYC this past weekend for the New York Film Festival and general catching up and hanging out in the city (more on that later). Of special interest in this post, a milestone, plus a post at a brand new outlet.
So, let's go chronologically with this, starting where we left off.
Film picks for the week that started September 30th: Popcorn & Candy: World Series
A film review of David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's fantastic retelling of the inspired genesis and sordid aftermath of the early days of Facebook, The Social Network
A film review of a really nice little thriller that takes place entirely inside a coffin containing Ryan Reynolds, buried under the sand in the Iraqi desert, Buried
A theatre review of Solas Nua's fun, if slightly ragged, production of the WWII-set Irish sci-fi musical, Improbable Frequency
. This also happens to be my 500th post at DCist. Wow! (DCist)
Brand new outlet! Amanda Mattos, the former music editor at DCist, has her own music site these days known as Pinna Storm
, and Chris Klimek started up a fun little chain-letter of a feature called "Exquisite Chord", a play on the old storytelling parlor game, "Exquisite Corpse", in which one person tells a sentence or two of a story, and then passes it on to someone else to continue. In this musical version, we're creating a playlist rather than a story, with each person's pick related in some way, no matter how tenuous, to that of the person who passed the turn to them. Alexandra Gutierrez picked the Delta 5's "Mind Your Own Business" and passed the baton to me; click here
to see where I went with it. (Pinna Storm)
Another round of film picks, for the week starting October 6: Popcorn & Candy: Rising in the East
A film review of Stone
, which features Ed Norton as a convicted arsonist, and Robet De Niro as his parole reviewer. (NPR)
A film/art review of Matthew Barney's Cremaster
Cycle, his collection of 5 art films that are making their way back to DC for the first time in a few years. (DCist)