January 12, 2011
Welcome to my little place where we can exult together in the power of the moving image. Cinema has always for me been the ultimate art form, a way we, as human beings, express our hopes, dreams and desires. No other medium, not even the written word, utilizes every outlet of mortal expression to illuminate our triumphs and our frailties.
In the past decade, we have seen vast changes in the medium, struggling even more now to reconcile it's beauty with it's moorings as a big business. CGI and 3-D have signaled a death knell to many, but like any facet of the art form, it all depends on how it is used.
Von Trier, Lynch, Polanski, Eastwood, Malick, Aronofsky, Penn, Van Sant and Mann were the champions of the past decade in film, moving us in masterly ways which showed us there was and always will be so much more to be done with the craft of cinema. It truly is a magic lantern, always shining to guide us back home. I am hopeful as always for the possibilities in this next decade in cinema.
Please join me for the journey!