EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.—At the beginning of the year, I made a resolution to, if nothing else, try to be more productive on the writing front. I don't know what happened last year or why, but I went through long stretches where I felt barely a desire to write any serious film criticism at all beyond those brief sketches of reviews I'd set out in my artistic consumption logs. 2012, however, feels like the year in which I need to make some kind of major change in my life; I'm still not really sure what that change would entail, but perhaps I could at least push that change along by making more of an effort to be productive as a critic/writer.
Thus, I've been a bit busier both at and outside of my day job...so busy, it seems, that I haven't even had time to put up links here at this blog to the stuff I've published recently!
So here, in list form, are some links for you all to peruse, if, for some reason, you haven't been following me on Facebook and/or Twitter:
The Snowtown Murders (2011, Justin Kurzel)—reviewed here [P.S. This film was originally called Snowtown, and some of you may have already heard about this film by that name. That title, in my opinion, should have remained.]
On the Ice (2011, Andrew Okpeaha MacLean)—reviewed here; I also did this interview of the director
Transfer (2010, Damir Lukacevic) and All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace (2011, Adam Curtis)—both reviewed here
We Have a Pope (2011, Nanni Moretti)—reviewed here
As I get more stuff published going forward, I will try to be more prompt with the linkthroughs. Considering that I will be heading off to Austin, Texas, once again for South by Southwest in a few days, I suspect the linkthroughs are about to get even more plentiful!