Daily Archives: April 15, 2015

The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Cooley High (Schultz)
2. Throne of Blood (Kurosawa)
3. A Short Film About Killing (Kieslowski)
4. The House of Mystery (Volkoff)
5. The Ice Harvest (Ramis)
6. Nightmare in Chicago (Altman)
7. La Pointe Courte (Varda)
8. Cat People (Tourneur)
9. One Way Boogie Woogie (Benning)
10. Under the Skin (Glazer)


Chicago Latino Film Fest Week Two / Cool Apocalypse Screenings


My single favorite film at this year’s Chicago Latino Film Festival is Operation Zanahoria, a fact-based political thriller from Uruguay that recalls All The President’s Men in its story of journalists uncovering a potential political scandal but which puts its “procedural” thrust to very different and specifically Uruguayan ends. It’s the second feature of Enrique Buchichio who also helmed the formidable Leo’s Room. I will be posting an interview with Buchichio on this site soon. In the meantime, you can check out my review of Operation Zanahoria at Time Out Chicago here: http://www.timeout.com/chicago/blog/what-to-see-in-the-chicago-latino-film-festivals-second-week

In other news, I’m pleased to report that my film Cool Apocalypse will be screening at two international Film Festivals next month. Our world premiere will take place at the Illinois International Film Festival in Aurora on Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30pm. Any of my students who attend the premiere will earn TWENTY POINTS extra credit towards their final grade (check your course website for more info). Our second screening will take place at the South Carolina Cultural Film Festival in North Charleston, SC, on Friday, May 8th at 7:40pm. More info about tickets, locations and complete festival lineups can be found on our official website: http://coolapocalypse.com/

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