Araya finally on DVD

May 29, 2011

\ In 1959 Venezuelan director Margot Benacerraf’s Araya shared the Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics Prize with Alain Renais’ Hiroshima, Mon Amour but she never secured a distribution deal and the movie slipped into obscurity until it was rescued by …

What we’re listening to this Sunday afternoon: Ray Davies’ See My Friends

May 29, 2011

Sunday columnette: Lance Armstrong, Bill Clinton, Barry Bonds and you and me

May 29, 2011

OK, Lance Armstrong points out that he’s never failed a drug test. That’s something. On the other hand, we know cycling was a sport in which many if not most world class participants used chemical means to gain advantage. We …

Another totally superfluous cute puppie post designed to drive traffic to this site

May 28, 2011

It’s hot outside, here in Arkansas. Not as hot as it will get, but as hot as it has been. And I’m cleaning the junk off an old Macbook and I found this.

Standby for news ….

May 28, 2011

This is what my Little Rock Film Festival looks like right now … I hope to be getting some trailers and mini-reviews up starting later today. But first I’m taking Paris and Dublin to our local farmer’s market. Then I’m …

Roderick Anderson Bryan and the Monetized Content

May 27, 2011

Roderick Anderson Bryan and the Monetized Content perform “Unfaithless” from Anthro-Pop on Vimeo. Rod Bryan is making music again and that’s a good thing. He says “Come catch us live this coming Thursday at Rev Room or the following Saturday …

The Tree of Life featurette

May 26, 2011

Normally your monkey would post this to Youtube and embed it here, but I don’t want to get any threatening letters from Terrence Malick. So click below for a preview of the Palm d’Or-winning The Tree of Life. The Tree …

Everything is a re-mix: Kirby Ferguson deconstructs Tarantino”s Kill Bill

May 25, 2011

Everything Is A Remix: KILL BILL from on Vimeo.

The Unknown War: WWII and the Epic Battles of the Russian Front is the DVD of the Week

May 25, 2011

It’s a little ironic that the Allied victory in World War II was due in considerable part to our alliance with Stalin’s Soviet Union. And so the war on its Eastern front is usually given relatively short shrift in U.S. …

Give the anarchist a cigarette: Happy 70th, Bob Dylan

May 24, 2011

Adapted from The Shortstop’s Son (University of Arkansas Press, 1999): People like to talk about the new image of America, but to me it’s still the old one — Marlon Brando, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, it’s not computers, cocaine and …