Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Where's Fluffy & Frankenstein? NYC of course.

Silent Film Prometheus Triumphant: A Fugue in the Key of Flesh is replete in the style of Nosferatu set in a similar time period. It's another spin on the Frankenstein origin (or in this case, the Bride) and shot extremely well in B&W and sepia tones. Story isn't original and it was hard to get past the iconic Buckethead mask but overall very watchable. The Q&A on the DVD is also good (I always like to hear how these little independents get made).

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is a cute, one night in the city teen romance flick. Wasn't particularly crazy about this one but enjoyed all the supporting characters. Michael Cera is still one note but it's a good note.

Ralph Bakshi's animated Heavy Traffic is misogynistic, racist, sexist, profane... you get the idea. It's another Bakshi drug-induced cartoon layered over live scenes of New York City from the early 70s (and earlier). Although not without flaws, it's effective as Bakshi's imaginary journey growing up in the Big City. Sometimes fun and most of the time just weird.

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