I’m a little late on this, but the Museum of Fine Art’s annual
Turkish Documentary and Short Film
Competition, which started yesterday and
continues through to December 8, is
absolutely worth your attention, and not just because I’m one of the judges (along
with Haden Guest, director of the HFA and Carter Long, film curator at the
I just came from a screening of David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," in which Keira Knightley as Sabina
Spielrein kicks and screams and laughs hysterically as she's dragged from a
carriage into the Bürgholzi Mental Hospital to be treated by Michael
Fassbender's Carl Jung.
Yesterday I went to a screening of "Young Adult,"
directed by Jason Reitman from a script by Diablo Cody, in which Charlize
Theron (an old hand at disturbed characters after her serial killer in
"Monster") plays a woman who is acutely depressed, alcoholic, and
self-destructively obsessed with a man she went out with over fifteen years
Let's face it, some movies should never have been made in 3D.
For instance, Jonas
Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. Scratch that - it
probably shouldn't have been made, period. But then there are movies that seem perfect
for in-your-face, three-dimensional media blitzes. Such is the case with the
classic fright flick Creature
From The Black Lagoon (1954), which was made in 3D long before
it became the Tyler Perry of film techniques.