Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nigella Talks Dirty

Nigella Talks Dirty

Aki Kaurismäki’s Leningrad Cowboys Boxed Set (2011)*****


Nestled roughly between his Proletariat and Finland trilogies, eclectic minimalist Aki Kaurismaki created a series of delightfully goofy films about a fictional rock and roll band from an exceptionally isolated part of Siberia. These profoundly rural, and quite possibly inbred, rockers shared not only a drive for musical success, but a genetic disposition towards outrageous, rhinoceros horn pompadours and a passion for long, pointy, black leather brogues...



Aki Kaurismäki’s Leningrad Cowboys Boxed Set (2011)*****


Nestled roughly between his Proletariat and Finland trilogies, eclectic minimalist Aki Kaurismaki created a series of delightfully goofy films about a fictional rock and roll band from an exceptionally isolated part of Siberia. These profoundly rural, and quite possibly inbred, rockers shared not only a drive for musical success, but a genetic disposition towards outrageous, rhinoceros horn pompadours and a passion for long, pointy, black leather brogues...



40 Years of Close Encounters

I’ve changed my mind about Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) several times over the years, proving once again that ...