The 300 Week 35: Jean Vigo in 4K, Werner Herzog in 35mm, and Donnie Yen Tries to Attain These Children
Hey, intrepid cineastes, and welcome again to The 300, a recurring characteristic on my clownish try to look at 300 motion pictures in theaters within the yr 2018. It is a bleak meditation on the absurd ecstasy of artwork amid the vulgar and inescapable brutalism of life in our trendy cities. (You simply learn that in Werner Herzog’s voice.) I’ll be seeing new releases, repertory screenings, hidden gems, and competition movies to expertise the huge world of cinema in all its glory. I hope you see one thing right here you’ll need to try, or I’ll eat my very own shoe.
As at all times, there are three guidelines for The 300:
- The film should be not less than 40 minutes lengthy, assembly the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences’ definition of a characteristic movie.
- I have to watch the film at a movie show, screening room, or outside screening venue.
- Whereas I can watch motion pictures I’ve seen earlier than 2018, I can’t depend repeated viewings of the identical movie in 2018 a number of occasions.
It was every week of films made exterior the USA, which is a tad harder than it sounds now that MoviePass is mainly a Redbox from hell. I’ve used MoviePass 3 times in a single month, so I’m about to search out out what their newly applied low cost system on subsequent tickets is like. I’m assuming they’re going to provide me a greenback off a restricted ticket. MoviePass guardian firm Helios and Matheson Analytics is at present buying and selling at 2¢ a share. You should purchase about 750 to 800 shares for the price of a New York Metropolis film ticket. No less than AMC A-Listing has labored nicely for me. Whereas it gained’t cowl any Fathom occasions (such because the particular theatrical run of Satoshi Kon’s Excellent Blue later this week), it’s already greater than paid for itself.
By the best way, it’s Werner Herzog’s birthday as we speak. Didn’t plan my moviegoing this fashion, however completely happy birthday, Mr. Herzog. Would possibly flip via Conquest of the Ineffective: Reflections on the Making Fitzcarraldo tonight. There are a variety of good passages on the absurdity of being an artist, and why making artwork is, although tough, in its means worthwhile.
And so, onward.