A Burning Hot Summer (trailer)
Director: Philippe Garrel (Les baisers de secours, J’entends plus la guitare, Regular Lovers)
Personal Interest Factor: 4
Not really inclined to seek this out; I saw a reissue of J’entends plus la guitare a couple years back, and it was just about the dullest movie I ever saw in my life. From what I understand, Garrel is sort of a cult figure in France, maybe like a French version of Henry Jaglom or perhaps Alan Rudolph or someone like that. But man, was that movie ever dull.
Neil Young Journeys (trailer)
Director: Jonathan Demme (Stop Making Sense, Storefront Hitchcock, Neil Young: Heart of Gold, Neil Young Trunk Show)
Personal Interest Factor: 7
I really enjoyed Neil Young: Heart of Gold several years back, although I missed the Trunk Show film. Anyway, this is another Young concert film, and it’s really hard to believe that it’s not worth the time.
Take This Waltz (trailer)
Director: Sarah Polley (Away from Her)
Personal Interest Factor: 6
Polley’s first film, Away from Her was very good, so I’m inclined to give this one a shot even if nothing about it seems all that noteworthy. Starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in some kind of complicated romantic tale.
Also this week:
Elena (trailer) – Russian film about devious family machinations
Ice Age: Continental Drift (trailer) – latest in the series
The Obama Effect (trailer) – Charles S. Dutton-directed film about a man’s response to Obama’s election