by Sam Juliano
I had a very difficult week, and now to cap it off I’ll been in bed all day with a fever. I came downstairs to the PC to post this weekly thread, but I won’t be able to post any links, as I frankly need to get back into bed as I have a massive headache and am shivering. My deepest apologies for this.
I didn’t see any films at all this week, though I tried to see Andrea Arnold’s FISH TANK on Saturday night at the IFC, but after Lucille, Bob and I bought tickets, I came down with severe nautiousness, and I was unable to leave the men’s room. Lucille and Bob then drove the car over to the front of the theatre, picked me up and we headed home. I did see the Metropolitan Opera HD simulcast of the new production of Bizet’s Carmen on Saturday afternoon at the Edgewater multiplex, which I hope to eventually post a review on. Suffice to say it was quite a production. Back on Monday night, I saw the theatrical production based on Cassevetes’ HUSBANDS, (at the Public Theatre downtown) and it was a train wreck of a play, a complete mess, which violated the great director’s work through excess.
The Golden Globes were held tonight, and suprisingly, James Cameron won Best Director and his film Avatar won Best Motion Picture Drama. The evening’s best speech was delivered by Monique who won Best Supporting Actress for Precious. Martin Scorsese’s special prize was also a highlight.
Congratulations to Dan Getahun for the success of his beloved Minnesota Vikings, who advanced to the NFC finals, as well as to the Jets fans, after their shocking win in San Diego against the Chargers.
So what did you do this week?