Friday, June 01, 2007
"Whassup" vs. "Don't Think So"
Most recently viewed on the big-screen:
Paris, Je T'aime is a collection of 18 short films shot by 18 different directors set in 18 different neighborhoods in Paris. About halfway through I was half-sold, but by the end I was swooning in aisle four. My favorite segment by far was done by Alexander Payne and starred Margo Martindale as a postal carrier from Denver relaying her trip to Paris in her non-native French. Hilarious and heartstring-plucking. Other standouts for me: Wes Craven's surprisingly light-hearted and romantic offering starring Emily Mortimer and Rufus Sewell as an engaged couple arguing in front of Oscar Wilde's grave and Daniela Thomas' grey and touching nanny tale starring Catalina Sandino Moreno. While certain segments left me cold or irritated, as a cinematic buffet it was delightful.
Most recently listened to in headphones:
Soko: Kinda like a French Nelly McKay. Freakin' charming, friggin' cute. Favorite tracks: "I'll Kill Her" and "Sh**ty Day."
Bonde do Role: Muy loco dance masalas (with lasers!) from Brazil. Favorite tracks: "Solta o Frango" and "Geremia."
Both heard on KCRW. The former on "Open Road," the latter on "Morning Becomes Eclectic." Thanks, Gary and Nic.
Most recently watched on DVD:
Not Just the Best of The Larry Sanders Show. One of the best comedies in the history of television. Acerbic in a good way. I heart Garry way too much.