Let’s start with a gander at what the weeklies and our fellow bloggers have to say… At the New York Observer, Andrew Sarris may well be the first reviewer we’ve come across to spend so much time addressing his expectations of a film ("Eros") based on reviews he’s read before. Does Sarris not get invited to press screenings anymore? He also shares this tidbit:
I’ve been credited with (or blamed for) coining the critical epithet "Antoni-ennui" in a moment of impatience with what I once perceived as the directorâ€™s meditative meanderings.
The Village Voice‘s review of "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" zeitgeists all we’ve read, critic-wise, about the film thus far: it’s fine, but not great; the subversive humor has been largely Disney-fied out; the romance bogs things down. Over at News of the Dead, Wiley Wiggins is blithe about Nick Pinkerton’s review of "Funny Ha Ha," in which the reviewer likens lead actress Kate Dollenmayer‘s "drab, ill-postured screen presence" to a transgendered Wiggins. At Errata, Robert Davis takes on Abbas Kiarostami’s "Five" â€” we’d like to believe we’re the kind of person who could sit through a film "which consists of opening credits and five long shots of nature. That’s it." But in reality we know we’d ankle after maybe ten minutes. And in the Village Voice, Ed Park reviews "3-iron," but can’t resist taking a swipe at Rex Reed first.
+ Three Directors Look for Eros (NY Observer)
+ Mostly Harmless (Village Voice)
+ IndieWire: Bujalski’s "Funny Ha Ha" (News of the Dead)
+ Five (Errata)
+ Kim’s Latest Buoys Before It Baffles (Village Voice)