May 2010 Archive

red-tailed hawks of fresh pond

26 May 2010, 7:30 pm
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mama feeding babies a pigeon:

proud poppa:

some of these people got much better pictures than I did, and not only because their friends didn’t borrow their cameras and LEAVE THEM SET ON SOLARIZE:

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IFF Boston: Micmacs

16 May 2010, 6:32 am
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The new Jean-Pierre Jeunet film, more formally known as Micmacs à tire-larigot, was a last-minute closing night substitution at IFF Boston. To quote Brad Searles, “upgrade.”
From the outset, Micmacs is classic Jeunet, set in a world just a bit off-kilter from ours. Like Amélie, Micmacs stacks improbable coincidences as part of its plot. Like City […]

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IFF Boston: Searching for Elliott Smith

9 May 2010, 11:11 am
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Gil Reyes’ biography of doomed indie rocker Smith is very interesting in how it embraces constraints: there’s not much film footage of Smith, and much of what there is isn’t technically good — so Reyes embraces the slacker aesthetic, using techniques like deliberately awkward cuts and mildly obnoxious microphone pops to make his footage match […]

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IFF Boston: Strange Powers - Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

9 May 2010, 10:19 am
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If you’re a fan of The Magnetic Fields, you’re going to love Strange Powers, directors Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara’s love-letter to the singular genius of Stephin Merritt (not to mention his longtime manager/collaborator Claudia Gonson). The film’s decade-long gestation means that viewers are treated to footage of Merritt and his merry crew working on […]

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IFF Boston: Orgasm Inc.

3 May 2010, 5:06 am
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I’m a little baffled at my reaction to Orgasm Inc. It’s specifically about the creation of the medical condition “Female Sexual Dysfunction,” a.k.a. FSD, and the pharmaceutical quest for the “female Viagra” to treat it. (This theoretical elixir — or snake oil, if you prefer — would enable women to climax without clitoral stimulation.) More […]

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IFF Boston: 9500 Liberty

2 May 2010, 6:57 am
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I love this movie so much, it’s a struggle to write about it coherently. The many thoughts it provokes are stumbling over each other between my head and my keyboard. What’s the best way to convince you that you should see 9500 Liberty? (You can significant chunks of it on the 9500 Liberty YouTube channel, […]

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