Well, the 2012 film is already getting to a pretty good start as I saw a couple of new features so far. Still, I'm more focused on other films for the time being as I'm nearing completion of my next Auteurs piece on Guillermo del Toro which will arrive this coming Friday. Meanwhile, I've already started work on the next part of my Favorite Films essay series in 24 Hour Party People. Originally, it was going to be Y Tu Mama Tambien but I had no idea what to write about as it's been some time since I've seen the film. I hope to revisit it later this month or early next month but there's other projects that I've been trying to set up or be involved in. Notably the upcoming Cannes Film Festival marathon for May 16-27 as I've already selected the films that I will be watching. All of them are films I haven't seen as I'm not going to do re-watches this time around.
In the meantime, I'm just trying to see whatever I can find as I have a lot of films saved up on my DVR. There's a lot that I want to see as I have a couple of Robert Bresson films set to arrive on Turner Classic Movies a week from Sunday that I'm eager to see. I'm also going to post and re-edit the old reviews of films by Werner Herzog that I wrote back at Epinions.com as well as new reviews of Herzog films I haven't seen. One of them is Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans but I want to re-watch the original Abel Ferrera film that I haven't seen in years. There's also a bunch of Akira Kurosawa reviews that I've written that I hope to re-edit later this month though it's hard to keep up with everything I had written during that time which was essentially six-seven years of work.
That is all that is coming ahead as I'm also eager to watch upcoming blockbuster releases like The Avengers and Prometheus. Plus, I'm still working on my screenplay projects even though it's been sporadic at the moment. Particularly as I've decided to temporarily close my music blog for the time being due to lack of interest. Plus, I've grown to despise the current state of music altogether as I'm now content in being an old fart to these young little brats.
In the world of the blogosphere, there's a lot that I've been enjoying that's been worth my time. James @ Cinema Sights has this amazing review of Jean-Luc Godard's Vivre Sa Vie as it's a film I really want to see.
JBT @ Big Thoughts from a Small Mind has a great piece about a very underrated performance from Marlon Brando in the film Don Juan DeMarco which I thought was a really good film. Notably the chemistry between Brando and Johnny Depp.
Andy @ Andy Buckle's Film Emporium has been exploring the world of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki as he has a great review of My Neighbor Totoro that I really want to see as I've only seen one Miyazaki film in Howl's Moving Castle.
Stevee @ Cinematic Paradox explores the world of the trailer cliches as her recent piece explores the lameness of Textbook Teen Trailers and what she says is spot-on.
Jessica of the Velvet Cafe has a great review of a film I'm eagerly awaiting to see in Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
Sati of Cinematic Corner has what I think is one of the best reviews written about Steve McQueen's film Shame.
David of Taste of Cinema has a great piece on one of my all-time favorite filmmakers in Sergio Leone.
Alex of And So It Begins... does another director's profile on Oliver Stone where I voiced out my opinion on his recent work while we both disagree on The Doors which I think is one of the worst bio-pics ever created.
Finally, there's a new blog that I'm following in The Vern's Videovanguard which has great pieces on actresses and reviews of old-school films like Heathers.
Well, that is all to state as I will close the blog with what I think is one of the coolest clips out there on the Internet. It brings me hope that there will be a bunch of kids playing cool music.