As I catch spine-stiffening glimpses of middle-age, I was reminded that Grace Slick, the once shiny haired rockeuse is the same entity who wrote ‘White Rabbit’ on an Airplane then devolved into a tent-shaped matron who ‘Built this City (on Rock N’ Roll.)’ If such progressions are our fate, shoot me now.
The Children Are Watching Us Neorealist classic from De Sica (Criterion) Everything Is Illuminated How much cooler is Salinger with each passing year, for his decision to not write an inferior follow-up novel. (Warner) Six Feet Under: The Complete Fifth Season Personally I always found it a bit too pleased with itself. (Warner)
Good Morning, Night Based on the kidnapping of Italian PM Aldo Moro in the 70s when terrorists killed for politically tenable reasons. (Wellspring) The Beach Boys in London 1966, The Beatles: The Making of Help Weird releases of someone’s home movies passed off as historically significant documents. Still intriguing though. (MPC Inc.) 21 Jump Street: The Complete Fifth Season A crush of mine appeared on the show as a regular extra. I still cherish those afternoons listening to cassette tapes of Dionne Warwick. (Anchor Bay) Whisky Sibling rivalry Uruguayan style. (First Run Features) Bettie Page: Dark Angel Sample IMDB comment: “Hands down the worst movie I have ever seen” (Cult Epics)
Bewitched: The Complete Third Season Surprisingly good upon revisitation. But begs for theory surrounding preponderance of supernatural sitcoms in the mid 60s. (Sony) South Park: The Complete Seventh Season What I initially dismissed as frat boy stoner idiocy I grudgingly accept has a sort of 2D brilliance. (Paramount) Walk on Water Israeli award winner that might be seen as antidote to Paradise Now. (Sony) Planet of the Apes: Legacy Collection Quelle legacy! (FOX) Triumph of the Will You evil, evil, awful, terrible, sexy, incorrigible, brilliant sexy, unforgivable, Teutonic Goddess you. (Synapse) Naked City: Box Set 3 There were once 8 million stories in this town, and not a one of them was blogged. (Image)
OSCAR RELEASES The Squid and The Whale/Adaptation, Capote; Capote/Pollock, Memoirs of A Geisha (Sony)
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