Posts Tagged ‘Live From New York!’

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LFF 2015: Live from New York! (Bao Nguyen, 2015)

October 13, 2015

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Anyone looking for a really meaty documentary on a still on-the-air television show may be put off when hearing of extensive involvement of the head honchos behind said property. Even more worrying is also finding out that the 40-year portrait of the series only runs 78 minutes (despite what IMDb may tell you), which doesn’t exactly sound like the most ideal length considering that the documentary is about Saturday Night Live, a television show riddled with myriad controversies, success stories and career implosions over those 40 years. If you have a hunch that Live from New York! might play like little more than a hagiographic, superficial skip through self-serving sound-bites, then… well, you’re absolutely right…

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My Month in Films: September 2015

September 30, 2015

Good Men

21 films, 19 first time viewings

Best first time viewings
1. Good Men, Good Women (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1995, Taiwan/Japan)
2. L’argent (Robert Bresson, 1983, France/Switzerland)
3. A City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1989, Taiwan/Hong Kong)
4. Runaway Train (Andrey Konchalovskiy, 1985, USA)
5. Greed (Erich von Stroheim, 1924, USA)
6. A Summer at Grandpa’s (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1984, Taiwan)
7. The Time to Live and the Time to Die (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1985, Taiwan)
8. The Boys from Fengkuei (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1983, Taiwan)
9. The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1993, Taiwan)
10. The Martian (Ridley Scott, 2015, USA)

Best rewatches
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968, USA/UK)
Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh, 2013, USA)

Worst
Live From New York! (Bao Nguyen, 2015, USA)
Legend (Brian Helgeland, 2015, UK/France)

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