Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Top 15 list for 2013


Here's my Top 15 for 2013. The links are to the pieces I wrote about a given movie.

5. THIS IS THE END (Goldberg)
7. CEASAR MUST DIE (Taviani/Taviani)
9. 20 FEET FROM STARDOM (Neville)
10. BYZANTIUM (Jordan)
12. TURBO (Soren)
13. IMAGINE (Jakimowski)
14. CAPTAIN PHILIPS (Greengrass)
15. 12 YEARS A SLAVE (McQueen)

Honorable mentions: COMPUTER CHESS (Bujalski), ENOUGH SAID (Holofencer), GRAVITY (Cuarón), IN A WORLD (Bell).

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My Recent Pieces for RogerEbert.com

In the past two months I have published a couple of pieces at Roger Ebert.com, which I finally link to below.

My answers to the Movie Love Questionnaire

My account of translating movies for my Mother

My piece on Frank Capra's It Happened One Night, which first appeared at MovieMezzanine, and was then re-published by the good folks at RogerEbert.com

A piece on Krzysztof Kieślowski's documentaries, written on the occasion of a Polish Filmmakers NYC film series I co-programmed. It was called "Different Ages, Different Voices: Polish Women in Film" and it took place between 21 and 24 November at Museum of Modern Art and Tribeca Film Center.

I also contributed to this VHS-nostalgia survey by Erik Luers at the Film Society of Lincoln Center blog.