Mark Hollis by Mark Hollis (Review)
Each note feels deliberate, planned, and unwasted, but the unconventional song structures and instrumentation keep the music from feeling artificial.
Rocinate by Ester Drang (Review)
Rocinate is not without its weaknesses, but those only come as a result, I think, of being too ambitious.
Finally! My Favorites From 2005
I’m eschewing the list format and opting for something a bit more conversational.
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance by Park Chan-wook (Review)
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is not just my least favorite of the “Vengeance” trilogy, but also the weakest.
Corduroy Road by Goldmund (Review)
A collection of gorgeous and intimate piano recordings.
A Brief Intro to Andrei Tarkovsky
I think I can honestly say that no other filmmaker’s approach inspires, humbles, or convicts me as much as Tarkovsky’s.
Café Lumière by Hou Hsiao-Hsien (Review)
What I realized most watching Café Lumière was just how well Hou captures the inherent mystery of individual human beings.