A discussion of classic and contemporary film with Andrew Schenker
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
New Releases: Summer Hours, Anaglyph Tom and The Brothers Bloom
At least two films opening this week qualify as must-sees, Olivier Assayas' Summer Hours -possibly my favorite new release of the year-to-date and a picture I wrote about back in March - and Anaglyph Tom, Ken Jacobs' digital reworking of the same one-reeler he dissected in his 1969 classic Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son. Less successful is Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom, a mostly uninspired grafting of an explicitly Wes Anderson-derived quirkiness onto a comic caper picture.
Also up: a short piece on Oliveira's I'm Going Home at the L Magazine blog.