I’m fortunate to dwell in New York Metropolis the place there may be numerous high quality repertory movie programming. I’m a giant fan of Movie Discussion board, personally.
Eugene Kotlyarenko directed me in my first movie that I additionally co-wrote with him referred to as Wobble Palace. We’ve been mates a very long time and he has a film membership that he sends out by way of publication. He has terrific, wide-ranging and looking style and is aware of me nicely, so I can belief his suggestions.
Eugene advisable a movie to me not too long ago referred to as Uncovered starring Nastassja Kinski, who I at all times get pleasure from. Madeline Quinn, my co-writer on The Scary Of Sixty-First, not too long ago noticed an Olivier Assayas movie referred to as Boarding Gate that appeared very up my alley, and ended with one in all our favorite Sparks songs: ‘The Quantity One Music In Heaven’. That actually intrigued me.
I was in a WhatsApp group that I used to be invited to affix by a British artist referred to as Ed Fornieles referred to as Movie Membership nevertheless it wasn’t unique sufficient so there was numerous in-fighting and peripheral chatter. It’s now defunct.
Nick Pinkerton is a pal and movie critic [for Film Comment] who I’d met by means of folks in New York concerned in filmmaking and has a terrific Substack. I don’t comply with the work of many modern critics, and discover it to be a usually lowly type, more and more corrupted by moralism and politics. I take heed to Pure Cinema Podcast [hosted by indie producer Elric Kane and music supervisor Brian Saur] on occasion, however principally I glean my insights instinctively, or from my desires or unconscious impulses.
I had dinner not too long ago with Ed Lachman, the cinematographer who did Carol with Todd Haynes and Mild Sleeper for Paul Schrader, who I met at a screening of Annette. Ed is such a pure and considerate enjoyer of cinema and introduced alongside a listing of movies he thought I ought to see. Certainly one of them was a current Dutch movie referred to as Take Me Someplace Good by Ena Sendijarevic. It hadn’t even been on my radar, however was so lovely and particular.
I don’t have a lot of a libido for social media as now that I’ve achieved area of interest superstar I’m not allowed to shitpost anymore.