Thursday, March 05, 2009

Poor little neglected blog...

Man, I haven't even managed to keep up my film journal, which was pretty much the only thing left here at Your Russia. Life has taken some interesting turns lately. The bad: major layoffs at work, resulting in the craziest pace at my office that I have ever experienced. The good: new relationship status with Jason (what a great friend-to-boyfriend transition!). It should be an interesting/exciting/busy year. But hopefully I can resurrect this blog soon—at least my film journal.

Monday, December 08, 2008

November Film Journal

Fear, Anxiety & Depression (Todd Solondz, 1989)
Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, 1973)
Billy the Kid (Jennifer Venditti, 2007)
The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984)
Funny Games (Michael Haneke, 2007)
Se7en (David Fincher, 1995)
The Sign of Leo (Eric Rohmer, 1959)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz, 1995)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (John McNaughton, 1986)
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento, 1970)
Le Corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1943)


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

October Film Journal

Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)
Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997)
Pop Skull (Adam Wingard, 2007)
A Nightmare on Elm Street* (Wes Craven, 1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (Jack Sholder, 1985)
Images (Robert Altman, 1972)
Halloween* (John Carpenter, 1978)
[Rec] (Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, 2007)
The Tell-Tale Heart (Ted Parmelee, 1953)
The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi, 1981)
The Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi, 1987)
Wolf Creek (Greg Mclean, 2005)
Tales from the Crypt (Freddie Francis, 1972)
Creepshow (George A. Romero, 1982)


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

September Film Journal

La Dolce Vita* (Federico Fellini, 1960)
Danielson: A Family Movie* (J.L. Aronson, 2006)
In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute, 1997)
The Collector* (William Wyler, 1965)
Hallelujah! Gorilla Revival (Jason LaRay Keener and Jeremiah Ledbetter, 2008)
Safe* (Todd Haynes, 1995)
I Think We're Alone Now+ (Sean Donnelly, 2008)
Wresting in Tijuana+ (Gustavo Vazquez, 2007)
Baghead+ (Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, 2008)
Present Company+ (Frank V. Ross, 2008)
Nights and Weekends+ (Greta Gerwig and Joe Swanberg, 2008)


Tuesday, September 09, 2008

August Film Journal

The Dark Knight*+ (Christopher Nolan, 2008) - IMAX
The Misfits (John Huston, 1961)
The Happening (M. Night Shyamalan, 2008) - best comedy I've seen in ages and worth every penny of my $1
The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
The Last Emperor* (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987) - TV/director's cut


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"Choose an instrument."

And with those words, my participation in a can of zebras musical side-project with Jason LaRay Keener began. And then it grew into an ongoing music/video project. "Hilarious Mustard" is the first offering from the album They make pills for people like you.

Click here for project info.

Or go here and click to watch the video in high quality.

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Friday, August 01, 2008

July Film Journal

Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk, 1956)
Peter Ibbetson (Henry Hathaway, 1935)
Batman (Leslie H. Martinson, 1966)
Ratatouille (Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava, 2007)
Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005)
Niagara (Henry Hathaway, 1953)
WALL-E*+ (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
Artificial Intelligence: AI (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
The Dark Knight+ (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
Raiders of the Lost Ark*+ (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974)