1. Reconversão (2012):
Overview of architect Eduardo Souto de Moura’s projects and how they relate to Portuguese cities,
I… don’t really know anything about architecture (saw this out of interest in Andersen who was in attendance) but thought everything was gorgeous. Most of the narration is excerpts from Souto de Moura’s writing with a single expert opinion that is completely wrong.

    Reconversão (2012):

    Overview of architect Eduardo Souto de Moura’s projects and how they relate to Portuguese cities,

    I… don’t really know anything about architecture (saw this out of interest in Andersen who was in attendance) but thought everything was gorgeous. Most of the narration is excerpts from Souto de Moura’s writing with a single expert opinion that is completely wrong.

     
  2. Hechicero vs. Cavernario (4/8/14):

    En busca de un idolo tournament starting up again; both these guys seem to be doing well

    Some fun opening Hechicero mat work and then a couple of crazy spots.

    Also watched:

    A bunch of recent matches for the hair:

    Out of Rush/Shocker, Tony Rivera/Black Terry, Leo/Camorra, and Marcela/Dalys, I’d only recommend Rush/Shocker. Guess folks are getting their summer ‘dos ready. 

     
  3. Paris Belongs to Us (1961):
Dipping in to some early Rivette. This reminded me of watching L’Immortelle a week or so ago; both showing where the directors are headed. I wasn’t too crazy about this one as it’s just too new wave for what I want from Rivette. Too many guys in suits talking about other texts.
Available on Hulu.

    Paris Belongs to Us (1961):

    Dipping in to some early Rivette. This reminded me of watching L’Immortelle a week or so ago; both showing where the directors are headed. I wasn’t too crazy about this one as it’s just too new wave for what I want from Rivette. Too many guys in suits talking about other texts.

    Available on Hulu.

     
  4. The Gospel According to Matthew (1964):
Caught this at the Siskel Center with my wife and got way more out of it this time around. When I first saw it in school I was too preoccupied with waiting for some formalist tricks and thought it was too “straightforward”.

    The Gospel According to Matthew (1964):

    Caught this at the Siskel Center with my wife and got way more out of it this time around. When I first saw it in school I was too preoccupied with waiting for some formalist tricks and thought it was too “straightforward”.

     
  5. L’Immortelle (1963):
Plays a bit like a dry run for Marienbad. It has the same elliptical dream logic that seems to fold in on itself but doesn’t add up to as much. I definitely liked it, though it’s probably the least of the Robbe-Grillet I’ve seen. Everybody’s got to start somewhere!

    L’Immortelle (1963):

    Plays a bit like a dry run for Marienbad. It has the same elliptical dream logic that seems to fold in on itself but doesn’t add up to as much. I definitely liked it, though it’s probably the least of the Robbe-Grillet I’ve seen. Everybody’s got to start somewhere!

     
  6. The Song of Bernadette (1943):
Suffers a little from shoehorning in too much from the book/history without really establishing the villains motives. Price is over the top as a prosecutor and Jones is crazy sympathetic.

    The Song of Bernadette (1943):

    Suffers a little from shoehorning in too much from the book/history without really establishing the villains motives. Price is over the top as a prosecutor and Jones is crazy sympathetic.

     
  7. Nachtstuck (2006):
Woke up early, catching up on some Tscherkassky. Nachtstuck was my favorite of the bunch, seems to be commemorating a Mozart festival?

    Nachtstuck (2006):

    Woke up early, catching up on some Tscherkassky. Nachtstuck was my favorite of the bunch, seems to be commemorating a Mozart festival?

     
  8. Titán vs Virus (1/28/14):

    Favorite match so far this year, still catching up. Titan continues to scale back the handstands from the Palacio Negro days, and it doesn’t get much better than Virus. Great primera matwork, some really dicey looking Titan bumps, and a massive Virus senton.

     
  9. Cactus River (2012)

     
  10. Karateka (1984):

    Really enjoyed the set of journal entries from designing this game that Mechner published. Not really in a rush to play Karateka in 2014, but it’s crazy to think about things like mo-capping and attempts to be cinematic (in a good way).