It’s been a while since I’ve done this little feature. I’ve found that if I don’t post about what stash I got from the library this week, then I’m less likely to actually watch them. Especially if they’re a little inaccessible. So I’m definitely going to need moral support to get through all five of this week’s films.
I’ll be honest, there were some trips to the library that I didn’t report. But I’m not going to recap on those. As for the last trip I reported, I never managed to force myself to sit down and watch Dogville. Maybe I was kidding myself about how much I thought I liked Manderlay, because no part of me wanted to sit down and watch its prequel. I’ll probably watch it eventually, but not now.
I didn’t really have high hopes for Jennifer Lynch’s Surveillance. By all reports, her first movie in the early nineties was a big steaming pile, there’s no real reason this would be any different. Besides dad, David, producing, and singing the really creepy song the closing credits roll to (this, by the way, was the best part of the film). Surveillance just kind of sucked.
I’m only one film away from seeing Michael Haneke’s entire oeuvre, so I’ll be totally ready whenever The White Ribbon gets distribution in the US. Code Unknown is the first of his movies that I really didn’t like. I guess its more that I just didn’t get it. Even with Juliette Binoche, I was never really interested in any scene or character.
Here’s this weeks’ loot: