Saturday, April 09, 2005

Films Noted

Ok, what have I seen this week?

Allegret's ZouZou (1934)
Roy Rowland / Dr. Seuss' The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)
Jan Hrebejk's Horem Padem (2004)
Linklater's The Newton Boys (1998)
Chabrol's La Femme Infidele (1969)
Berthold Bartosch's L'Idee (1932)
Leger / Murphy's Ballet mecanique (1924)
Oskar Fischinger's Wachsexperimente (1927)
Payne's Sideways (2004)

Yeah, I watch too many movies. The big surprise was Bartosch's L'Idee, which is the best animated film I've ever seen, though I ran into it accidentally at a showing of early German animation. The big disappointment was Payne's Sideways, which just wasn't as good as the praise made it out to be.