I've neglected to mention in this spot that I'm hosting another film series at the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, this one a study of the cinematic private eye, entitled "Detectives: Good, Bad and Ugly," and tonight I'll be introducing Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep at 6:30. Next Wednesday I'll bring in another Marlowe, an underrated one by my lights, Dick Powell in Murder My Sweet. As the series continues we'll take in both Hank Quinlan and Inspector Clouseau. Come by; the library has a recently updated DVD projection system, so it'll look good, and there'll be hopefully lively words before and after.
Over at RogerEbert.com, I've got examinations of the works of two very different filmmakers, on account of some new DVD box sets of their career highlights: first, vintage-footage orchestrator Bill Morrison, and then, the delirious animation and perversion maestro Walerian Borowczyk. Check em out, as Joe Bob Briggs used to say.