Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Nostalgia, then Clobber"

New video for an album that won't come out until summer, probably. Maybe sooner, if I get things together. It's all done and everything, just that there are 2 other albums done that I finished first. The song is called "Nostalgia, then Clobber," and the album is "A History of Parrots." Hope you enjoy. for more info.

Inventing the Underground (On the Legacy of Amos Vogel)

"Amos Vogel is arguably the person most responsible for contemporary New York City film culture. Before Anthology Film Archives, Film Forum, the IFC Center or Two Boots were around to introduce audiences to the latest in independent, foreign, documentary or experimental cinema — before there was even much of an inkling such films existed — there was Vogel’s Cinema 16, a film society that introduced audiences to a whole new way of looking at not only movies but also the world around them."

Read my full article on Amos Vogel online here at The L Magazine.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Baby Face Harrington (1935)

"What makes Baby Face Harrington stand out is not its clever satirizing of gangster movies, nor its status as a mid-period film of director Raoul Walsh, nor its cast that reads like a 'Who’s Who' list of underappreciated character actors, but that its very premise is about the elevation of these 'character actors' to star status: the foregrounding of what is normally merely background ephemera."

Read my full review of Baby Face Harrington online here at Not Coming To a Theater Near You.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Marcel Duchamp's "Anemic Cinema"

Here's a new score I/Modern Silent Cinema composed and performed for Marcel Duchamp's 1926 avant-garde classic "Anemic Cinema." More info on the band at

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Modern Silent Cinema - "Gertie on Tour"

For those of you who don't know, I also compose and perform music under the name Modern Silent Cinema ( I recently began scoring short films and decided to post one of them on YouTube. The film is "Gertie on Tour" (1921) by Windsor McCay. Check it out and hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Signal (2007)

"The Signal is an apocalyptic amalgamation of several far better films — Renoir’s The Rules of the Game, Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and especially Buñuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie — each of which already investigates the same major theme of The Signal: the breakdown of our existing social order."

Read my full review of The Signal here at The L Magazine online.