Monday, July 16, 2018

oiseaux invisibles | caged in light .:. freed in darkness


cage is shut. cage is open. oiseaux invisibles operations have ceased in this present world of Time and Light. devotees and wanderers thank ambassadors slow, lightowler and swiezynski for their forming of fledglings into musical birds unseen. the shape of these sounds pleases me. the movement of intention from their creators is felt in the dark, & so should these sounds continue henceforth in the dark. & as the darkness moves the sounds move with it & shall continue to move in magnanimity, in anonymity, to those who will receive it. the gradient of light pleases me. the movement of darkness pleases me. thank you oiseaux invisibles for gradients of light. for sounds unheard.
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Thanks very much to Adrian Dziewanski at The Alcohol Seed for writing this very flattering article on the Invisible Birds record label, focusing on the history, cultural significance and relationship to medieval anti-ornithological movements in Great Britain.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

plato's cave sixty one (being a film journal)

6.03.2018
Greta Gerwig - Lady Bird - 2017
Second time. I like this film, very good.

6.4.2018 - 6.25.2018
Michael Connelly etc. - Bosch Season One - Four - 2014-2018
Started watching this last year and did the first season and a half or more, and quit. Trying a second time. I love Noir-infused Los Angeles and the dirt and grit and grime and who-gives-a-fuckery of modernist City of Angels, an endlessly mystifying city full of whores, whoremongers, and charmless nihilism. The show has some moments. Titus Welliver has some good moves.

6.08.2018
Clint Eastwood - A Perfect World - 1993
Third time seeing this film, a hugely rewatchable film for me.

6.9.2018
Ari Aster - Hereditary - 2018
Frightening film.  Colin Stetson soundtrack really good, worked well throughout the film, subtle most of the times and intense here and there. Interesting editing and cinematography as well, Aster is obviously influenced by the masters and has learned from them. Some extremely liminal fright in this film which really gave it strength. The end of the film overly simplistic though.... 

6.10.2018
Paul Schrader - Hardcore - 1979
Endless hours spent watching this film.  Most classic of the classic 70s. The finale with slow to fast motion rage through fake walls after the Kramer-like Ratan is like a drug direct to the blood stream. Tracey Walter working a dirtbag bookstore/video store, what could be better?

6.11.2018
Paul Schrader - Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters - 1985
Being an enthusiast of Mr. Schrader's films I have tried this film previously and not really enjoyed. Same this viewing.

6.23.2018
Fred M. Wilcox - Forbidden Planet - 1956
Ashamed that I had not seen this film. It is a good one, one can see where basic ideas in Alien came from. My friend Harvey said it was one of his fav films and that I should check it out, said it was a retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Pretty sexy film too... some hot stuff in it. I grew up finding Mr. Leslie Nielsen's jokes quite funny, what a strange presence he has in this film, hugely comedic without really overtly displaying any comedy, just in his face it seems.

6.25.2018
Doug Liman - American Made - 2017
I like Liman's other films, especially Edge of Tomorrow which I have seen like 5 times.  This one was alright, Tom Cruise was good in it.

6.26.2018
John Badham - Saturday Night Fever - 1977
Use to watch often as a kid. Saw about 6 or so years ago and was pretty shocked how much sex was in it, and how serious the themes were. Such a great film, from the music to Travolta to the cinematography, etc. Serious film, worth many rewatches.

6.27.2018
Robert Mandel - School Ties - 1992
Second time seeing this film. I use to get it a little confused with Dead Poets Society (a film I really love), thinking that Matt Damon was in DPS. Took me watching DPS many times over the years to realize I had combined two films in my mind. School Ties is a good film, worth a rewatch here and there.


6.29.2018 - 7.3.2018
David Simon & Ed Burns - The Wire Season one episode One through Nine - 2002-2008
Fourth time seeing the first season. The Wire is endlessly rewarding, this viewer didn't start to understand the story until the third time, so this new viewing will yield good results. Someone who watches movies and television daily thinks of The Wire quite often as the actors show up in so much. From heavies like Idris Elba and Michael K. Williams to actors you see less often like Wendell Pierce. It is interesting that the second one of these actors enters the frame "The Wire" instantly enters the brain. Two classic moments from season one: 1. They attempt to move a desk from one office to another through a door opening without success, and finally realize both ends are pushing the desk. 2. Following the bullet trajectory in a case related to D'Angelo Barksdale, all dialogue consists of "fuck" and all its permutations.


6.30.2018
Jonathan Demme - The Silence of the Lambs - 1991
Purchased the Criterion bluray and watched for the 20th time or so. Love this film, I give it a 10/10 stars. Funny but I don't think I realized George Romero and Roger Corman were in it. Also I love Tracey Walter in this, the strange guy from Repo Man. The dp Tak Fujimoto also shot BadlandsMelvin and Howard (also Demme), Something Wild (also Demme), The Sixth SenseThe Replacements and many other well-known films. Never tire of it, looking forward to the commentary.

7.1.2018
Denis Villeneuve - Blade Runner 2049 - 2017
Second time seeing this film.  I have noticed much of the on line community and film podcasts pretty much destroying this film (as an example this disappointing podcast that lacks any sort of charisma or acumen) and honestly these responses are a bit mystifying.  It is certainly not the best film of 2017 but overall a very solid film with some truly stunning visuals, music, sound design, editing, alluring acting, and a story that is not exactly lackluster.  Is this a "having blinders on" gut response for people who fetishize the original? With the 1982 Blade Runner; it is a really damn good film but hard to say if it is worthy of this fetish (there are so many equally outstanding films that most people have never heard of like Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep)? Villeneuve's Blade Runner relates to the original in many ways yet shouldn't it be given some room to breath on its own?

There appears to be this issue with many film viewers these days to pick a group of films and sort of construct a way of film viewing based around these works, and that all films must adhere to the ideas/style proposed within them. The result can be like putting blinders on before entering the theater or hitting the play button. This type of viewing damns the viewer to not actually see a film but only see it in relation to what they are comfortable with or in relation to others works. Maybe this is not a fair judgement and it is just a stinker of a film? But honestly my wife and I were ready to watch again right when it ended. Love the fucking dog in it too!

Also of note, this film features Wood Harris (Avon Barksdale) from The Wire, which I have been watching this last week. It would be interesting to just randomly start mentioning with each film the actors featured that existed in The Wire!

7.3.2018
Brian De Palma - Carrie - 1976
Many times seeing this film. A good way to pass the evening. "They're all going to laugh at you". I think De Palma's relationship to other films and film-makers (like Hitchcock) a bit strange.... not really hommages so much as a lack of creativity? The violin notes from Psycho used in this film really bring this question to mind. The film is strong enough, you can give him a pass but not sure about his other works. There are some pretty weak choices here in terms of music but it is a hell of a great film. Seeing two Travolta films this week was rewarding (Saturday Night Fever), quite an actor.

Catherine Hardwicke - Twilight - 2008
Watched this because I like Bob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. They are both visually stunning with some strong actorshippe, the film is most of the time mediocre but has some moments. The baseball scene really ruined it for this viewer though.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

ecclesia negotium



oiseaux invisible is now having a summer sale on bandcamp. please enter the code "aestas" to get a 30% proper discount.


the label was started in 2008 with like minded fledglings seeking to issue recordings of interest to both themselves and hopefully others. we now close the label in the year of our lord 2018 with much thanks, and offer this discount to avium who potentially didn't get everything they thought pertinent.


on a side note, our librarian was asked to help out with an anonymous website/label/artist site in which ego has been completely removed from the picture and artists work anonymously. invisible birds started with an idea to give obscure artists a voice in a voiceless world, and here it seems the quest has gone to an even more extreme place. if you would like to observe this experiment via their mailing list, please send us an email (warbler at invisiblebirds dot org) and we will forward to our trusty librarian. the site is up and running but the person/persons behind it wish not to advertise, but to be stumbled upon.


thanks so much for supporting the label over the years! and in the words of our friend lester de pace "find the oiseaux that flies in the direction you would not go and ask this friendly fellow why they go in this direction... upon hearing their answer - go the opposite path that the fine oiseaux proposes as long as it is not your original path. if it is your original path then ask another oiseaux and repeat these steps ad infinitum"

Saturday, June 2, 2018

plato's cave sixty (being a film journal)

5.29.2018
Billy Bob Thornton - Sling Blade - 1996
Third time with this film. Have always loved it, the transformation of Mr. Thornton, the simplicity of the dialogue and the motivations behind the characters. Also the really stunning score by Daniel Lanois, moving between ambient, rock, and melodic droning, just perfect for the film and used in a subtle and sensitive way. Mr. Lanois' Belladonna from 2005 is a favorite of this listener, as is his work with Brian Eno (Apollo, The Pearl, On Land) and Bob Dylan (Oh Mercy, Time Out of Mind). Films directed by actors often have such great actors/acting... here we have John Ritter in a really strong role, no messing around with J.T. Walsh, son of a pumpkin eater Dwight Yoakam, not very well know but strong Natalie Canerday, Robert Duvall appearing briefly but not easy to forget, character actors Brent Briscoe, Mickey Jones, and James Hampton, a memorable french fries sales man Jim Jarmusch, and the kid Lucas Black who gave a pretty memorable performance.

5.30.2018
Coen Brothers - The Man Who Wasn't There - 2001
Second or third time seeing this. Great film, BBT is as cool as a cucumber. Great looking fucking film, no messing around high contrast b&w photography by Roger Deakins.

5.31.2018
Lo Wei - Fist of Fury - 1972
First time seeing this since I was a kid. A lot of ham, but what a great film, action sequences are really sublime, take you out of time. Bruce Lee just a mother out of Christ intense soul... transfixes and transform time.

6.1.2018
Paul Schrader - First Reformed - 2018
This is possibly Schrader's best work. After seeing First Reformed this evening I was just completely overwhelmed; the beauty of its look, the sound, the rhythm, the acting, the music (Lustmord!!!!), everything about it. If I was seeing it at home, I would have hit play when it ended and watched again, so rarely does that happen. The ambiguous ending really creeps into your head, glass half full or empty mentalities could go one way or the other with what the actual ending was, I felt toward the ending that I was going to be sick, Schrader outdid the hell out of Mel Gibson's The Passion of Christ (a shite film), and I wondered if I would be able to stomach what was to come.... then a would be miracle occurred (or didn't) and the world went black. The spectator could potentially imagine his or her's own outcome (the last moments of The Sopranos). The way Schrader works within the traditions of Bresson, Bernanos, Tarkovsky, Bergman, Dreyer.... is so very unique.  Not a nod to them, but more a weaving in and out of those worlds, and going in some possible direction that could have occurred within those works. It is hard not to think about a trajectory of art where one artist stands on the shoulders of another or a tradition. The directors mentioned above were so original, they certainly stood for a moment then went off into uncharted territories. Schrader did so as well with this film. In addition, films such as Hardcore and Affliction are some of the best films this man made and also some of the best films ever made. That he could surpass those thoroughly original and profound works in his 70s is really inspiring.

Monday, May 28, 2018

plato's cave fifty nine (being a film journal)

4.27.2018
Lynne Ramsay - You Were Never Really Here - 2017
This was a great film, very strange and uncomfortable, and a great blend of "artsy" and "regular". Her previous films maybe a bit too much here or there but she balanced it really well in this one. Foley sounds so subtle and sublime rather than the bit too noticeably strange in Morvern Caller. Sublime photography by Thomas Townend. Looking forward to seeing this a second time.

4.28.18
David Michôd - Rover - 2014
Had not heard of this film but my wife found after some digging for good things to watch we hadn't heard of.  I love Michôd's other film Animal Kingdom, and this one is pretty incredible as well, with stunning performances by Guy Peace and Robert Pattinson. Pattinson is one of the really exciting people working now.... kind of popular but fully into a refined actorshippe, every film I see with him is coming from a different direction in terms of actorshippe and god knows where he will go. Even in what this viewer has seen as bad works, he stands out.

4. 29. 2018
Mercant Ivory - A Room with a View - 1985
My wife and friend were watching the bluray I own of this. Endlessly watchable and exciting. I was so tired though I fell asleep a little over half way. The Merchant Ivory films are so so wonderful and one of the driving forces behind the reason to watch and rewatch good film for this viewer.

5.1.2018
Steven Spielberg - The Post - 2017
Had not seen this until now, had trouble getting out to the theater to see it. As recently discussed on the blog, Munich is  Spielberg's film of recent years in my humble opinion, worth watching more than once or twice. The Post not quite as interesting, gets quite corny or melodramatic at times, although I did enjoy the film for the acting and cinematography, and the story of course.

5.2.2018
Andrew Haigh - Lean on Pete - 2017
I liked the idea of this film and the way it looked, actorshippe, rhythm etc. But it was just too much of a downer. My wife said M. Dargis called it sadistic, I would agree with that.... just too hard to watch, but not without interest. Would watch it again hoping I changed my mind. Good cast.

5.3.2018
Taika Waititi - Thor: Ragnarok - 2017
I liked the stone(r) character played by the director. Stoned out comedy version of Lord of the Rings, with Led Zeppelin and post Tangerine Dream soundtrack. Not a bad film, worth watching a time or two perhaps.

Gore Verbinski - The Weather Man - 2005
First time seeing this film, didn't dig it.

5.4.2018
William Friedkin - The French Connection - 1971
Have seen this numerous numerous times. My wife wanted to watch it... asked if I was ok with that given the number of times I have seen. Does the pope shit in the woods? I answered.

5.5.2018
David Fincher - Se7en - 1995
Have seen this film many times over the years. First when it came out I thought it too slick and trendy with the goth business, but after another viewing or two got more into it mainly because of the magic of Morgan Freeman, who is perhaps one of my favourite actors from the contemporary film period (now one has to hesitate with praising certain actors, I wrote this before the news. Cannot reverse time though and the joy one gets from actors or directors who live on the vulgar side of the street). I still can not totally get behind the film but can endlessly watch it for Mr. Freeman and his charm, and Dante Blake Milton Doom-fueled investigations. Good stuff.

5.6.2018
Matt Ross - Captain Fantastic - 2016
Second time watching this. I quite enjoy the premise of the story, a father raising his kids off the grid and their ignorance of most 21st century nonsense. The few films these days that have really avoided the cell phone and other things, it is impressive. Although, I think I would have been one of the dumb kids at a young age that represents the polar opposite of the home schooled kids and I think I turned out ok, in a way intelligent people are an enemy in this society, and the quickest to tune out and become status quo. I believe dedication and uniqueness are more important than book/history intelligence but the film means well. Viggo is such a great soul.... as an artist and an actor.

5.8.2018
Matt Reeves - War for the Planet of the Apes - 2017
Have seen the previous but not this one. Good film, not sure if I would watch again. Always ready for a doomsday type film. The end is nigh Bri.

5.9.2018
Robert Towne - Tequila Sunrise - 1988
I have seen this film before and always forget it, and that I don't like it. Strange that it is on filmstruck where there are many great films, it is pretty dated and has little to offer, all round bad acting and an ugly film visually, and pretty lame story by the great Robert Towne whom also directed it. Just must have been the time period... 1988, pretty dismal year for film (except for Die Hard, The Last Temptation of Christ, They Live, Mississippi Burning, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, a couple others).

5.11.2018
John G. Avildsen - Rocky - 1976
This is just one of those great films. Use to watch it often as a kid on cable. Had seen it once in my adult life and then again tonight. The visual look of the film is actually quite unique in the world of 70s gritty films, it goes even past that, in a way it is not showy in its grittiness. Not really poetic either, just plain and raw. Really impressed Stallone wrote it, he really put something memorable to paper, and then acted it perfectly. One of the great 70s films.

5.12.2018
Antoine Fuqua - Brooklyn's Finest - 2009
Had seen this but didn't remember until a few minutes in. Not a bad police film, and a really nice portrait of Brooklyn (was recently living in Brownsville where it takes place, crazy fucking area). Not great but much better than the terribly overrated Training Day, which this viewer finds to be one of the worst cop films in a great history of a genre.

5.13.2018
Billy Wilder - Witness for the Prosecution - 1957
Second or third time seeing this. I really like Tyrone Power, he hams it a bit in this film, especially in the court scene, Charles Laughton really is stunning in the film, as always. Strange fucking actor! Some other great bit parts like John Williams, Ian Wolfe and some serious high contrast black and white photography by Russell Harlan (To Kill a Mockingbird, Rio Bravo, Red River, etcetera).

Billy Wilder - Kiss Me, Stupid - 1964
Had only seen this once previously. I really enjoyed it when it got going, lots of heavy sex and lewd behavior for when it was made. Must have been shocking at the time. Always love Dean Martin as an actor (and singer), he is a real shit bird in this.  Ray Walston (from Fast Times at Ridgemont High) is really strange in this, kind of reminds me of Dean Stockwell... but a bit more overtly oddball. Kim Novak hot as the devil's slippers and a fine actress, and shot by the great Joseph LaShelle. (Photo by Joel Meyerowitz).

5.15.2018
Ryan Coogler - Black Panther - 2018
Lot of heavies in this film: Forest Whitaker, Isaach De Bankolé, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya and others.  Not bad business, music a bit corny at times. Having lived in Oakland a long time, nice to see it creep into the film.

5.16.2018
Taika Waititi - Thor: Ragnarok - 2017
Second time, watched with my wife who found it amusing.

5.20.2018
Gavin O'Connor - Warrior - 2011
Not the best film but three great actors - Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte. Made it worth it.


5.21.2018
John Huston - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - 1948
Have seen this film a few dozen times, enjoyed the revisit.  One could watch this film numerous times during one's youth and learn to speak from it.

5.27.2018
Martin Scorsese - Goodfellas - 1990
Memorial weekend in Loveladies, Long Beach Township, NJ. Channel surfed and found tv dubbed version of Goodfellas which was very funny. Having seen this film so many times, and knowing exactly when the curses appear and the heaviness of them, it was nice to hear the nonsense swears. Like the Repo Man tv version.

ps - my computer died recently so posts a bit more difficult than normal, plus new job is more work than I am use to but honestly a really good move as it pays more and I use my brain more.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

plato's cave fifty eight (being a film journal)

3.19.2018
James Ivory - The Remains of the Day - 1993
Have seen this lovely work three times now, my favorite Merchant Ivory film. So perfect, visually stunning, with a pacing that is experienced in few films. Tony Pierce-Roberts adds some really beautiful photography, he also shot Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy TV Mini-Series, Moonlighting (discussed recently here), A Room with a View, and Howards End.

3.20.2018
Peter Bogdanovich - The Last Picture Show - 1971
Have seen many times over the years. Love the film. Timothy Bottoms gives a truly mature performances. One of the best films from the 70s.

3.21.2018
Gas Live in Brooklyn with Video by Wolfgang Voigt (GAS).
Slowly shifting trees, branches, leaves and light. Not only is the man's music pure pleasure, but so are his films. Perfection.

3.22.2018
Paul Verhoeven - Basic Instinct - 1992
At 17 I walked in on this film during the leg crossing scene.  I thought I was going to hear the line from Naked Lunch. After a while I didn't hear it and left. First time seeing it since then. Very much in the Hitchcock tradition, maybe because it is filmed in SF, had a Vertigo feel bordering on pastiche, the music as well. Quite graphic sex scenes. Had some moments but overall the film just had too much a ersatz quality like the Brian De Palma films.

3.23.2017
Jonathan Mostow - Breakdown - 1997
Kurt Russell film, in the Frantic or The Vanishing tradition. "Rich asshole looking for trouble". Not the best film, but enjoyable. Took a while for Snake Plissken to show up.  J.T. Walsh did a great job as a shitbird heavy, as did M.C. Gainey, whom my wife pointed out is the naked cuckold in Sideways with the free as a bird johnson (see below).

Michael Haneke - Code Unknown - 2000
The truly great film by Haneke is The Piano Teacher in my humble opinion. Second time seeing this film but it really lacks the magic of The Piano Teacher, too much post L'Argent business or something. So many contemporary films in Europe that that later-Bresson feel, almost like in a way the Verhoeven/De Palma films to Hitchcock. The Dardenne brothers do but somehow make it more original. Maybe someone that has more of a connection to films from this period would have a different opinion?

3.25.2018
Michael Mann - Heat - 1995
Watched with Michael Mann audio commentary.

Edward Zwick - Legends of the Fall - 1994
Flawed film, but quite watchable. Anthony Hopkins is really visually stunning in it, such a presence and a wonderful actor. Bad 90s soundtrack brought it down significantly. Not without interest though.

3.26.2018
Martin Scorsese - Casino - 1995
Goodfellas without the charm. Have seen a few times over the years, not one of my favorite Scorsese films, but James Woods sure is good in it! Post Goodfellas; Shutter Island is one hell of a great film.

3.27.2018
Sean Baker - The Florida Project - 2017
Watched this mostly to be current with new films and current film-makers. I can see the appeal of the film for sure but something about it seemed too soft throughout... and then the really uninspired ending met me down, not just as a concept or the way it was shot but the saccharine music was unbearable. I wonder if other people found this trite? Mostly watched it to see Willem Defoe, who ws great as always. The film is very similar to American Honey or Fishtank, the latter is really a good film.

3.28.2018
Woody Allen - Wonderstruck - 2017
Unwatchable film, turned it off.

3.29.2018
Barry Levinson - Diner - 1982
Second viewing, but didn't remember the film very well except that it was worth watching. One of the best scenes is in the movie theater with Mickey Rourke and his popcorn shenanigans.  I am on a "second viewing" (or more) trip right now, revisiting films from my youth or watched more recently, and getting to know them better.  This film left a good impression for me but the details were hazy, second viewing was rewarding.

3.30.2018
John Michael McDonagh - The Guard - 2011
Second time. Really great film, the sort of strange surreal absurdist quality you find in films like The Lobster, Calvary (same director), and In Bruges (by his brother Martin McDonagh).

3.31.2018
Martin McDonagh - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - 2017
Second viewing. Saw in the theater, and now on blu-ray projected. Loved this film the first time and even more the second time. Very taut, and simplistic, yet repeat viewings bring some more complex business to the foreground. The acting in this film is really suburb. The story the first viewing seemed a little off... like the contradictions in some of the character's behavior and motivations (esp. Mildred), but the second time these contradictions made the film more interesting.

Luca Guadagnino - Call Me By Your Name - 2017
Second viewing. The subtle formal qualities of this film become more rewarding on each viewing. I look forward to seeing this many times. One that comes to mind: when Michael Stuhlbarg and Timothée Chalamet are having the discussion toward the end of the film, the camera cuts from an over the shoulder cut of Stuhlbarg facing Chalamet, Stuhlbarg is out of focus and looking down with cigarette smoke surrounding him, the cut is over the shoulder of Chalamet to Stuhlbarg but he is looking intensely at his son (not looking down) and no smoke. Some could see it as a continuity issue but it is just such a strong way to zoom into the intensity of what Stuhlbarg ends up saying and the beauty of the conversation. Stuhlbarg's performance here is so strong, he is really one of the greatest living actors.

4.1.2018 - 4.2.2018
David Chase - The Sopranos - 1999-2007
Late last year I started a fifth viewing of this wonderful show. Made it most of the way through season 1. Started now with Season 2 and watch about a third. First episode with Frank Sinatra montage really classic. Had a brief interaction with Chase recently which prompted it.

4.4.2018
Ridley Scott - Alien: Covenant - 2017
Only watched part of, previous one (and of course Alien and Aliens) much more watchable.

4.5.2018
Lennart Ruff - The Titan - 2018
Only watched part of.

4.6.2018
William Friedman - The Exorcist: Director's Cut - 1973/2010
Second or third time seeing the Director's Cut. Have watched the film a hundred times and love it, especially the colorful language. First encountered as a young kid via my pop. Life changer.

4.7.2018
Alexander Payne - Sideways - 2004
Have watched this film many times and it gets better every time. Something about their friendship very appealing to me, hidden under a sort of regular feel good film.

4.8.2018
Clint Eastwood - Absolute Power - 1997
Second time seeing this, could only remember the film in a vague way. A pretty good Eastwood film, not a great one, Judy Davis had something to do with the not greatness, man she annoyed the hell out of me in this one; dated. Reminded me to watch the great Eastwood/Hackman collaboration - Unforgiven from 1992.

4.9.2018
Terrence Davis - A Quiet Passion - 2016
Breathtaking sequence early in when the film shifts from the the early period in the story to mid/late period by slowly zooming in on each family member during a photo shoot, and the characters slowly age. Almost turned this off before this virtuosic shot because of the young Emily, but became very interested after this transformation, with Cynthia Nixon who is just so stunning in the film, as is Keith "I'm Easy" Carradine. A nice cast overall, as is the photography by Florian Hoffmeister.

4.10.2018
Lynne Ramsay - Morvern Callar - 2002
Second viewing, had really not remembered the film, nor if I liked it or not. Pretty good film though, a little dated with some of the techniques and plot but still quite nice. Hoping to see her new film tomorrow, has been a busy couple of weeks.

4.11.2017 - 4.18.2018
Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould - Better Call Saul - 2015-2018
Finished second half of season 2 and then season 3. Has good moments. Started a new job and was a bit burnt out when I got home every night. Very good job though and happy I got it. This show kind of worked good to keep my eyes occupied.

4.19.2018
Dan Gilroy - Roman J. Israel, Esq. - 2017
Not the best film but Denzel Washington is really great in it. Mr. Colin Farrell too.

4.20.2018
Benedict Andrews - Una - 2016
I really like Ben Mendelsohn but couldn't get into the film.

4.21.2018
Sebastian Schipper - Victoria - 2015
Took me 2 nights to watch this and I couldn't get through it. Great that it is a single shot, but didn't get into the film.

4.23.2018
Marc Forster - Monster's Ball - 2001
Second time seeing this film, very good with great performances. Tragic, kind of dated but in a way that is appealing. My wife kept mentioning how good the music was, and how the moments in between story were so good, and she was quite right.

4.25.2018
John Flynn - The Outfit - 1973
Great 70s film monsieur T. recommended. Top notch cast and story moves very fast with tight action. Almost kitschy but somehow not quite. Very appealing that.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The One who Modifies Time and Light


New Invisible Birds release shipping forthwith
Matthew Swiezynski The One who Modifies Time and Light

Provided here is thorough documentation of the special edition ib011 néant, released in an edition of 11 with an additional artist edition.
Edition includes :
- The standard edition glass mastered CD with handmade packaging. Sleeve features a black monochrome ink print
- Special edition CDr with soundtrack related work by Mr. Swiezynski
- 2 original oil drawings on un-primed Khadi paper, some modifications/transformations may occur over time
All housed in a lovely box with tipped-in plate spine image. After ordering we will contact asking which number you would like from images below (some sold).