Movies reviewed this week: Phantasm, Saloum, Life, The Crawling Eye, The Entertainer, Hungry Wives, and Santo vs. the She-Wolves.
Movies reviewed this week: Look Back in Anger, Penda’s Fen, Thirst, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Howling: New Moon Rising, Rabid, Working Girls, and Foreign Intrigue.
Movies reviewed this week: Bad Day at Black Rock, Kung-Fu Master!, Ley Lines, I Died a Thousand Times, La Notte, Five Shaolin Masters, Walker, Inferno, and See for Me.
Movies reviewed this week: Colma: The Musical, Room at the Top, All Dogs Go to Heaven, and A Kiss Before Dying.
Or: ”A Lyric Scenario for The Yellow King RPG”
- Gather no more than three people.
- Watch Last Year in Marienbad together in silence.
- Select characters from those depicted in the movie.
- Discuss your motivations, remaining in character. It is unnecessary to agree on the facts of the fiction.
- If there is disagreement on motivations, play Nim to resolve them.
“It’s a stupid game.”
“There’s a trick.”
“Just take an odd number.”
“There must be rules.”
Credit is due to Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
Movies reviewed this week: Crimes of the Future, Madame X: An Absolute Ruler, Leningrad Cowboys Go America, Tokyo Story, Sweetie, and Happy-Go-Lucky.
Movies reviewed this week: Fail Safe, Midnight Cowboy, The Princess, Dark Waters, Cronos, Paddington 2, Lola, Accused of Murder, The Boxer from Shantung, and Enemy.
Before the pandemic, I’d been thinking about writing a little aggregator to pull movie times at my favorite local indie theaters into a calendar. I’m bad at remembering to see that cool showing a month from now but if I had a calendar that would theoretically help.
Obviously I didn’t need it for the last couple of years but the silver lining is that I got better at Python. I spent some time coding over the last week of my sabbatical and voila: the Seattle Arthouse Movie Calendar.
The code is here. I was sort of fiddling around with making it a real library but decided not to chew off too much at once. It was enough fun learning how to use classes to make it super-easy to add a new theater.
Lots of potential improvements. I am probably going to generate separate calendars for each theater next, for convenience. I’d also like to render maybe three days worth of calendar on the Web page. I feel like doing more than that risks pulling traffic away from the official theater sites, which I’d prefer to avoid, but three days seems reasonable.
I’m going to write up some notes on using the code for other cities too. If you’re decent with Python you could probably figure it out from reading what’s there but documentation is a good practice anyhow.
Movies reviewed this week: Rainy Dog, Veronika Voss, Not Okay, and Medusa.
Movies reviewed this week: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Badlanders, Drifting Clouds, Streets of Fire, The Crowd, Amores Perros, Black Widow, Lost Bullet, La Dolce Vita, It’s Not Silence, and The Heroic Trio.