Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This Island President and Other Fresh Cinematic Offerings

Among the highlights to hit theaters this week is Jon Shenk's docu-portrait of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed (who was deposed since the making of the film.) For the rest, tread carefully.

The Island President (Slant)
Turn Me On, Dammit! (Slant)
God Save My Shoes (Village Voice)
The Beat Hotel (Time Out New York)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Links Catch-Up: New Directors/New Films and More

It's been awhile since the last roundup of links to my work, so here is a belated collection of my recent reviews. Of special interest here are my four pieces from this year's edition of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films festival.

New Releases
Brake (Slant)
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (Slant)
Saviors in the Night (Slant)

New Directors/New Films
Crulic: The Path to Beyond (Slant)
Gimme the Loot (Slant)
Porfirio (Slant)
Romance Joe (Slant)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Project X and More

While this week's high-profile release Project X does little more than revel in its own juvenile antics, the far less heralded (and unfortunately titled) Art Is... the Permanent Revolution offers an incisive look at the ongoing tradition of politically motivated printmaking. I reviewed both films this week, along with the mediocre New Zealand offering Boy.

New Releases
Project X (Slant)
Boy (Slant)
Art Is... the Permanent Revolution (Time Out New York)