Movie Diary 1/26/2015

When Night Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (Corneliu Porumboiu, 2013). The Romanian long-take method is brought to bear on a small but droll scenario about a pompous film director’s passive-aggressive approach to his movie and his affair. It’s pretty funny, and really locked into its wavelength. (full review 1/30)

Black or White (Mike Binder, 2014). Kevin Costner trying to keep custody of granddaughter; plus, race keeps getting added to the mix. Sincere and smug. (full review 1/30)

Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935). Went through the 75-minute film in just under six hours (a SIFF series called “Cinema Dissection”), along with a group of like-minded enthusiasts. I thought this would be interesting, but it was really cool.

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