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12.02.2005

mmmovies 

i must've been very, very good this year.


maysles films: five decades
@ MoMA
no penguins, migratory birds or grizzlies for the maysles brothers. albert and david pioneered the concept of direct cinema - fly-on-the-wall documentary filmmaking - and have made some of the most compelling, and most human documentaries in american cinema. each film plays once at the beginning of the month (dec 1-7) and again at the end of the month (dec 24-31).




"hard boiled & in the mood: tony leung"
@ BAM rose cinemas (dec 1-18)
you probably know him as the secret whisperer in in the mood for love or the color coordinated calligraphy rebel in hero, but the "clark gable of hong kong," tony leung, has starred in over a dozen great films whose original titles you can't pronounce. and nearly everything ever directed by tarantino (and jacquie o.) hero wong kar-wai.



paths of glory
@ film forum (dec 2-8)
making the case that the enlisted man is often the biggest casualty of war, stanley kubrick's anti-war WW1 drama unfolds like a greek tragedy and is one of my all time favorite films. can't wait to see it on the big screen.


all thanks to heads up from gothamist

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