Archive for February 13th, 2012

Kevin Spacey as deformed King Richard in Shakespeare's 'Richard III' at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theatre

Fred Kelemen's stunning windswept cinematography in Bela Tarr's masterpiece 'The Turin Horse'

by Sam Juliano

I don’t want to jinx anything, but I’ll modestly acknowledge the unseasonably mild weather we’ve been having in the Northeast as we approach mid-February and a hint of the Spring.  The Oscar season is in full florish, and there will be a site interview published a week from tomorrow, courtesy of Jason Giampietro who filmed a lengthy discussion between Dennis Polifroni and Yours Truly that started on the banks of the Hudson River in New Jersey and continued in the nearby Boulevard Diner.

The Giants enjoyed their Manhattan ‘Canyon of Heroes’ parade and victory rally at Met-Life Stadium in East Rutherford, and area football fans were in exceeding bliss.  At Wonders in the Dark, it’s business as usual with Peter Lenihan working his John Ford magic and Jamie Uhler, Bob Clark and Allan Fish (with his wildly-popular year-by-year voting countdown) doing some great work over the past days.  Dee Dee also featured a superlative recent poem from Tony d’Ambra with a noir theme, and she also posted an engaging piece on the various versions of The Maltese Falcon.

Early plans are beginning now to formulate for the upcoming ‘Best Comedy Films of All-Time” countdown that will tentatively go with 70 films (as the musical countdown did) and will showcase a host of writers from Wonders and other blogs proctored by longtime friends.  At this point it is thought that the final week of April or the first week of May would be a probable launch date. (more…)

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