North of Onhava

Official Website of Novelist and Screenwriter James Greer

Category: film

New David Lynch short film

Apparently he was commsissioned to make this for the 2011 Viennale, and probably I’m posting something that a) everybody’s already seen already and b) everybody already knows is some kind of almost self-parodic absurdly creepy stuttering anti-narrative larded with semi-ominous signs & symbols intended either to make fun of himself or of us. Or both. […]

Image of the Day

I wrote a whole essay urging a reassessment of Sofia Coppola’s critically-maligned post Lost In Translation films to go with this screen-cap from Marie Antoinette (2006), but the more I look at the screen-cap, the more I realize that nothing I could write would be nearly as persuasive as the image above. Cop-out? Peut-être, mais […]

Contempt

  “Jean-Luc Godard isn’t the only one who films the way he breathes, but he breathes the best.” – François Truffaut, L’Avant-Scène, 1967 Source: The Criterion Collection

A nation weeps…

…and that nation is Belgium. Although France probably ain’t too happy, either (but then, they’ve got their own problems).  

Cannes: A Retrospective

The French newspaper L’Express has on the occasion of the 64th Cannes Film Festival put up a collection of all 64 Cannes Film Festival posters on their website, here. The poster above, for the 1961 festival, is one of my favorites, but almost all of them are pretty great. This one was designed by A.M. […]

North of Onhava: Picks of the Week

Two books and one DVD that you should not hesitate to buy/rent/steal: These movies don’t need my recommendation, but the collection itself, with its wealth of extras and (as always) immaculate transfers, is worth its weight in a precious metal slightly less expensive than gold but more expensive than silver. I don’t know what that […]