Monthly Archives: July 2012

Beginner Spanish

The Spanish Prisoner (dir. David Mamet 1997) “Beware of all enterprises which require new clothes” – George Lang (played by Ricky Jay) quoting Thoreau ( I was glad to hear this quote because now I have some validation for wearing the same ill-fitting t-shirts since eighth grade.) Man, the 90’s just keep looking better and better don’t […]

Carlos (Don’t Let It Go To Your Head)

Carlos (dir. Olivier Assayas 2010) Six hours later I’m finally done with Carlos the miniseries! Man, it was a slog. And this is coming from a guy who loves Doctor Zhivago.  But I had to do it. Carlos is, after all, the film that beat The Social Network in Film Comment’s list of ten best films […]