We’re hideously behind on NYFF reviews, so we’ll be posting a few together in the near future. Also, check out new press conference videos: here‘s Abel Ferrara and Sylvia Miles in deadly combo at the "Go Go Tales" conference; here‘s a not quite as loony one for "The Darjeeling Limited."
This week on IFC News:
I went bust while making this film, and [there was] my adventure in making "American History X." I had to recover from that, and for a while during editing, the film wasn’t even owned by me. I had to buy the film back because my company owned the film and that company went bust. I had so much other crazy shit that I was dealing with because of my lunacy over "American History X," my reactivity… I kind of had the confidence that no one else would want it anyway, so no one else was going to buy it because it didn’t have a value. It wasn’t even finished at that point in time. It’s easy to say now because it’s finished and I obviously got it back, but I always had the confidence that it would be okay.
Michael Atkinson does "Green Chair": "This isn’t movie sex, nor is Park’s film ‘about’ mere sexual obsession â€” Mun-hee and Seo-hyun talk in the middle of coitus, disappoint each other, get sidetracked, pause to eat, try to thrill each other with risk and sometimes fail. But the passion and generosity that lures them is always there, and always tangible to us, and so it never, ever gets boring."
We’re taking this week off from the podcast; see us do video instead.
Matt Singer reviews "Lake of Fire" ("one of the most defiantly uncommercial films ever made") here; he unveils his take on "The Darjeeling Limited" ("At this point, we all know what a ‘Wes Anderson movie’ is going to be") here.
And Christopher Bonet has what’s new in theaters.