b&w star

Wowsers, does it ever feel like so much has happened since the last one of these link round-up’s dropped one week ago! So much so, that I could almost dedicate a whole round-up to my own comings and goings through the last seven days.

could…but of course, I won’t.

Instead, I’ll take a breath as I sit in this interval between a milestone podcast, a review that included a lot of self-reflection, and another event coming up tonight that promises to be spirited…perhaps even heated…and very, very interesting.

Oh, and did you realize that there are only 26 more days left before we close the book on this crazy year?

Strap in tight folks – feels like it’s gonna be a wild ride.

For your listening and reading fulfilment, I give you…
It’s pretty rare that the women of Across the Universe get to discuss a new release, so their episode dedicated to CATCHING FIRE is something to celebrate.

I caught up with FROZEN last night, and all I can say at the moment is that I’m still grinning. My review should be up tomorrow, but for now take a look at Karamel Kinema’s take.

It’s been a few weeks since I finished watching The Story of Film, and in a few ways I feel like I’m going through withdrawal. Fortunately, Jandy Hardesty is still working her way through it as it airs on TCM and has been checkin in at Row Three with updates. This week, she arrived at chapter 13.

As 2013 winds down, I find myself looking back more than I look forward. In looking back, a film I still cling to is THE SPECTACULAR NOW. The film finally made it to the land of oz this week, where Sam McCosh got a look at it. She was deeply smitten.

With Quentin Tarrantino announcing this week that he’s ramping up to film another western, many fans (myself included) wondered why he didn’t move on to another genre as he’s been doing through the rest of his career. Nick even went so far as to suggest a few genres for him.

I’ve seen THE MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET several times – once on a big screen, no less. I have to believe though, that there’s something about catching a screening of it in New York City. Rich was lucky enough to do just that recently, and has reported back.
For the Tweet of The Week, Calum Marsh summarizes this era of year-end listmaking with his usual wit: