Fandor has posted a fantastic list of films most in need of restoration. Of course, I agree with Shirley Clarke’s Portrait of Jason, but I like they also included the obscure films of Tony Buba. His Lightning Over Braddock is a film that’s stuck with me in bits and pieces ever since seeing it back in film school.
Cineaste reviews two new books about Andy Warhol’s films — Douglas Crimp’s Our Kind of Movie and J.J. Murphy’s Black Hole of the Camera — and ends up preferring the more queer-oriented take on the films. Reviewer Michael Sicinski, I think, gets lots of things wrong about Murphy’s approach, such as not getting his personalized interpretation, which is fairly clear from the outset.
Not underground: Here’s a funny because it’s sickeningly true list of ways the Hollywood media speaks. Why I think this is important to read is because how this kind of jibber-jabber creeps into “real world” speak.