Wings of Desire (1987)

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When the child was a child, it was the time of these questions. Why am I me, and why not you? Why am I here, and why not there? When did time begin, and where does space end? ... Isn't what I see, hear, and smell just the mirage of a world before the world? ... How can it be that I, who am I, wasn't before I was, and that sometime I, the one I am, no longer will be the one I am? - Damiel in Wings of Desire The Criterion Collection has just polished up Wings of Desire — my favorite film … [Read more...]

Susan Cooper’s “The Dark is Rising” Seeks a Title

First came the announcement: The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper's classic novel of fantasy and adventure, was becoming a movie. Then came the trailer, and hopes quickly began to crumble. It looked awful. And the story had clearly been revised to be more "accessible," rewriting the particular context and characters of the book. … [Read more...]

There Will Be “There Will Be Blood”

At Hollywood Elsewhere, the buzz for Paul Thomas Anderson's new film is building... with some substance this time. My favorite American director. My favorite actor. I'm getting impatient. WHOAH! Here's a review by Marjorie Baumgarten at Variety. And lo and behold... Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood did the soundtrack!! Certain to be rewarded with year-end accolades, Anderson's film is a true American saga - one that rivals "Giant" and "Citizen Kane" in our popular lore as origin stories about … [Read more...]

Free Copy of Auralia’s Colors

SuperFastReader is hosting a giveaway of a signed copy of Auralia's Colors.  Your move. … [Read more...]