Documentary film 'Last Days Here' chronicles the fall and rise of Bobby Liebling, a metal icon who went to pieces
Last Days Here is not how you might imagine a Pentagram documentary in blurb form—a retrospective chronicle of the storied trek the band took from the early '70s to that victorious New York show in 2009, or an attempt to map out the reasons why they never reached Black Sabbath-levels of recognition. Instead it functions much more like an extended, season-capping episode of the addiction reality-show Intervention wherein the fuck-up at hand happens to be an important underground rock-and-roll figure.
New documentary 'The Pruitt-Igoe Myth' tells of the rise and fall of America's most infamous housing project
Pruitt-Igoe’s death by dynamite was a televised event seen by millions, and it seemed to confirm the belief by many that the country’s thirty-year experiment with social housing had ended in a complete failure. When the blasts went off, and the great facades prolapsed, few mourned their passing.
"Man is a genius when he is dreaming."—Akira Kurosawa
It’s fitting that Dreams is screening in the middle of the IFC Center’s career-spanning retrospective of Akira Kurosawa’s films and not at the end. Though Kurosawa has said that, “my films come from my need to say a particular thing at a particular time,” and Dreams was one of his later films, it’s also sort of an ur-text. It speaks to very specific issues about reflecting on one’s past but it also is all about the creative drive.
'Cold Weather': A deep indie that is not plot-resistant; a 'love letter' to Portland that is actually awesome
“I’m gonna be a detective someday.”
“You mean like C.S.I. and shit?”
“I don’t really want to do C.S.I. I want to be more like Sherlock Holmes.”
“Sherlock Holmes? ‘Elementary, my dear Watson,' and all that shit?”