by Sam Juliano
After a week of soul-searching that originally had me concluding that various domestic responsibilities and a marathon writing project would prevent me from proceeding on with the long planned science fiction countdown (the sixth year in a row such a demanding project was being posed) I have decided to move forward with it. I will be sending a group e mail out later this week to the expected participants. On that correspondence I will ask that anyone not wanting to be part of this venture for whatever legitimate reason should e mail me separately so I can remove that person’s name from the master e mail. I am projecting that all final ballots should be submitted on that chain by the first week of June. The middle of the month should see the countdown begin, with a modest Top 50 in place.
The Tribeca Film Festival is now two and a half weeks away, and Lucille and I will again be attending many of the films being offered there in the annual event. As always, I’ll be reporting back here at Wonders in the Dark. The past week has been an unconscionable one on the world stage, and the American political process has gone beyond embarrassment.
In addition to watching a 1950 Japanese masterpiece online (Till We Meet Again) Lucille and I attended four new releases during a hectic Easter week:
My Golden Days ***** (Friday night) IFC Film Center
Eye in the Sky **** (Saturday) Montclair
Hello, My Name is Doris **** (Sunday) Montclair
Batman vs. Superman * (Saturday) Secaucus