Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Nobody's Fool - Yoshimoto Nara

There's a retrospective exhibition of Yoshimoto Nara's work at the Asia Society running though January 2, 2011. I've always loved the tension of the cuddly and the demonic in his art. (In fact, I had a Nara flip-clock that would feature a new illustration as each minute passed by. I kept it at my desk at work till it started making sad clicking noises and failed to actually properly tell time.) Hoping to check out the show before the onslaught of holiday nonsense....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jason Schwartzman hawks for the New Yorker

This is a bit old, but just stumbled upon it...

His cousin, Roman Coppola, directed this piece of comedy...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

127 Hours

Danny Boyle's new "man versus big-ass rock" film is in limited release (slated to go wide in December) and definitely worth seeing.  Based on Aron Ralston's book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, this outdoor adventure thriller really stands out, especially next to the body of cinematic sludge  that has hit theaters as of late.  127 Hours is well-paced, riveting and recommendation worthy.  You (and everyone else in the theater) will cringe, squirm and shut your eyes during some painful-to-watch scenes, but that's the fun of it all.  Bonus: JAMES FRANCO, who by the way nails the role.