Underground Film Links: December 4, 2011
For anybody who’s been checking in periodically: All links are up to date.
- Two of the Underground Film Journal’s favorite people — John Waters and Ed Halter — contribute their 2011 Best of film lists to Artforum. Waters picks mostly films that, I believe, would show up on many people’s best of lists, such as The Tree of Life, Uncle Boonmee and the TV movie/miniseries Mildred Pierce. Meanwhile, Halter has a list of experimental film reg’lars, such as Luther Price, Kevin Jerome Everson, Jerome Hiler and more.
- The fourth annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival is wrapping up today and the Minnesota Daily conducted a nice interview with its founder, Greg Yolen, to mark the occasion.
- At Crikey, Luke Buckmaster weighs in on the Human Centipede II banning in Australia. Remember, whenever a government bans a movie, an angel cries.
- Jessica Oreck continues to list her favorite documentaries. I’ve never heard of High Steel by Don Owen, but the screen grabs that Jessica posted up are stunning.
- The Toronto Film Review has some terrific write-ups about some recent experimental film screenings, including one by Ken Jacobs.
- I vehemently disagree with the Phantom of Pulp regarding the relentless snooze-fest that is Rampart starring Woody Harrelson, but if you want to read somebody praise it, that’s the place to go.
- Then, donna k. reviews Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, which I haven’t seen yet, but hope to soon. P.S. I love being able to pick up on semi-obscure blog post titles.
- Speaking of Ed Halter, as we did above, he also wrote about obscure, avant-garde film reviews on the ‘net for the new zine Red Hook. No, not reviews of avant-garde films, but faux reviews that are avant-garde in spirit.
- Guy Maddin offers up a money quote regarding the films of Bob Moricz.