October 26th, 2014

Luke Buckmaster on lists and star ratings

Further to my rant posted earlier today, I wasn’t aware that Luke Buckmaster has already written at length on his opinion of numbered lists and star ratings on his blog Cinetology: Ultimately all this feeds back to a simple truth: that numbers and evaluation of art do not make natural bedfellows. What’s the point in […]

Immaculate workprint of Manos: The Hands of Fate found in warehouse

What would you do if you found an immaculate workprint of Manos: The Hands of Fate, universally regarded as one of the worst films of all time, in a storage space? If you’re Ben Solo, you restore it and prepare it for a Blu-ray release: When I got home, I found the other copy of […]

On lists and star ratings

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It’s now December, the month in which two mysterious and omnipresent beings magically appear: Christmas music at shopping centres, and the year-end top ten list. Big-hitters like TIME, New York magazine and Rolling Stone as well as local luminaries such as Quickflix’s Simon Miraudo have got in early to take full advantage of the link-baiting […]

Tim Allen knows his shit

Hear Tim Allen (Toy Story, The Santa Clause) discuss his favourite films with the American Film Institute, and be surprised by his thoughtful and funny answer: As one YouTube commenter notes, the Tool Man knows his shit.

Philip Glass’s Qatsi trilogy live in Melbourne

Philip Glass and his ensemble will appear over three nights in Melbourne in 2012 to live-score the iconic Qatsi trilogy directed by Godfrey Reggio. Reggio conceived these films over a period of 20 years using streams of raw, emotional and honest images, with no dialogue or linear narrative, to create three unique works of art […]