Well, dear readers, you've probably noticed that the output of this blog has slowed quite a bit recently. I've been packing up my things to move to a new apartment later this week, and so there just hasn't been much time to write lately. However, I am happy to announce a few things to look forward to once things settle down. Here's what's coming up:
- Unfortunately, because of a Netflix error, I will not be covering Hungarian director Bela Tarr's 7+ hour magnum opus, Satantango (1994), in the next installment of "Sight & Sound Sunday," as I had previously announced at the end of the most recent installment. Instead, I will be covering Jean Renoir's classic comedy The Rules of the Game (1939), which ranked #4 in the most recent Sight & Sound poll. It's also available through Hulu Plus; won't you join the discussion?
- For the first time this season, unfortunately, I won't be participating in The Film Experience's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" blogathon. This week's film was X-Men (2000), in celebration of the release of the latest installment of that franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, this weekend. Be sure to visit the site to see what everyone else has to say about the film. I'll be returning next week, and if you're interested in joining the fun, it's really easy: find out here!
- Nearly a year after I first suggested it, it's finally happening: "Oscars of the Aughts" will be rebooted this June (Hollywood's all about "rebooting" now, so if you can't beat 'em…). We'll be beginning, well, at the beginning, with the year 2000, and cover all eight major categories: both writing categories, all four acting categories, Best Director, and Best Picture. The journey back begins June 8.
- And, of course, I'll have plenty of other articles about a variety of topics as I try to get back on a better pace.
I look forward to your continued readership, and thank you for your patience. See you all soon.