On the Media December 9, 2017

There are many stupid arguments on Twitter, but the one about how film critics ought to stay in their lane and keep TV off their lists is one of the dumbest.

For the past six months, I’ve been immersing myself in music: the art, the artists, its history, and its evolution. I love it. I’m learning so much. It takes me back to my late-teens and early-twenties, when I was first teaching myself about film and film history. Discovery is hard to come by when I read about movies these days, but I’ve re-ignited that feeling with my study of music lately.

Brad’s Status is no longer in theaters, but will be available on demand in a week and a half.

New Releases
Quest (Jonathan Olshefski, United States, 2017, 13 reviews)
Nathan for You: Finding Frances (Nathan Fielder, United States, 2017, 3 reviews)
Brad’s Status (Mike White, United States, 2017, 4 reviews)

Cinema of the Past
The Innocents (Jack Clayton, United Kingdom, 1961, 9 reviews)
L’avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1960, 21 reviews)
L’eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1962, 15 reviews)

New Pages This Week (20)
The Hero (Satyajit Ray, India, 1966)
The Small Back Room (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, United Kingdom, 1949)
The Exile (Max Ophüls, United States, 1947)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Vincente Minnelli, United States, 1970)
Shoes (Lois Weber, United States, 1916)
What’s Worth While? (Lois Weber, United States, 1921)
The Blot (Lois Weber, United States, 1921)
The Seduction of Mimi (Lina Wertmüller, Italy, 1972)
Love and Anarchy (Lina Wertmüller, Italy, 1973)
Seven Beauties (Lina Wertmüller, Italy, 1975)
Ferdinando and Carolina (Lina Wertmüller, Italy, 1999)
Advise & Consent (Otto Preminger, United States, 1962)
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson, United States, 2017)
The Cardinal (Otto Preminger, United States, 1963)
Hurry Sundown (Otto Preminger, United States, 1967)
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (Otto Preminger, United States, 1970)
Those Were the Days, Señor Don Simon! (Julio Bracho, Mexico, 1941)
Story of a Great Love Affair (Julio Bracho, Mexico, 1942)
Nathan for You: Finding Frances (Nathan Fielder, United States, 2017)
Brad’s Status (Mike White, United States, 2017)

Images: Quest, The Innocents.

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