I wasn't going to do 'Monday Links' this week, but I figured I'd start the day with something easy to get my brain working. Even though I had a solid sleep, I still feel ridiculously tired. It's also an opportunity to check out everyone's work from the weekend, which I unfortunately had to neglect. Earlier in the week I watched the pretty hilarious horror spoof, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, and reviewed Rouge, the final film in the Trois Couleurs Trilogy. After I get through all my MIFF reviews, I intend to check out Rise of the Planet of the Apes and L'illusionniste before continuing with Kieslowski's The Decalogue and the Altman films I have vowed to watch this month. When? I don't know!
So, without further ado, here are some great articles from this week:
Univarn @ A Life in Equinox thought that Rise of the Planet of the Apes was pretty good. For an alternate take, check out Anders' video review of the film @ Cut Print Review.
Jim Turnbull @ Anomalous Material contemplates the changing tide of the Blockbuster.
I just watched the new trailer for Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy and it literally blew my mind. I cannot wait for it. Check it out here @ Anomalous Material.
CS @ Big Thoughts from A Small Mind reveals several films that made him declare: I Feel Dirty After that Film...and Not In A Good Way!
Bonjour Tristesse reviews Louis Malle's Black Moon, which sounds pretty amazing!
James Blake Ewing @ Cinema Sights writes a great article titled Watch it Again, Sam about how his perceptions of films change on repeat viewings. I relate to this a lot because many of my favourite films took several viewings before I adored them as much as I do now.
Tom Clift is a great guy. I caught up with him at MIFF and watched a couple of films with him. His top film of the festival is A Separation, which he gave five stars to in his review @ Cut Print Review.
Stevee @ Cinematic Paradox reviews The Pianist, a film I have seen only once (years ago) but remember really liking.
Bellflower looks really cool. I saw a trailer a few months back. Aiden @ Cut the Crap Movie Reviews shares his thoughts.
Sam Fragoso @ Duke and the Movies writes a really personal article about his introduction to the wonderful sounds of The Beatles.
John @ John Likes Movies re-caps the 2010 film year.
Jack @ Jack L Film Reviews has been working through an Irish Film Marathon. Included are reviews for My Left Foot, Once and The Secret of Kells.
Simon @ Screen Insight writes a great piece on Tokyo Story.
Anna @ Split Reel has just given her already sexy site a make-over. It's even more sexy now. Check it out!
So, there you have it. Hope everyone has a great week!