Archive for January, 2022

Happy Chinese Lunar Year of the Tiger – 2022

Monday, January 31st, 2022

  • (By Kano Tsunenobu)
    (Scroll down to see the tiger by Hokusai.)

  • Metropolitan Museum Exhibition (January 29, 2022 – January 17, 2023}

  • Parker Posey – You’re On an Airplane – A self mythologizing Memoir

    Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
  • Columbus written, directed by Kogonada

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    Parker Posey and Melvil Poupaud in Broken English (Z. Cassavates directed)

    (House of Yes)

    (She also played Mary Boone in Basquiat)

    She is the Party Girl! (youtube trailer)
    The Best in Show (Previous post – Best in Show and a memory of a bike ride to garage sale)

  • Rip Torn and Parker Poesy.
    (Happy Tears)

  • RIP Thich Nhat Hanh – Buddhist Monk & Peace Activist,

    Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
  • Thich Nhat Hanh (Plum Village)

  • Michael Andre

    I’m sad about Nhat Hanh’s death. I published a controversial dialogue between Dan Berrigan and Nhat Hanh. Both men hated the war in Vietnam so intensely, they understood the self-immolation of monks in Saigon. Not too many Unmuzzled OX readers understood.
    I never met Nhat Hanh. Everything went through Dan Berrigan. The chapter on Self Immolation was rejected by the publisher of a book of dialogues. I published it. Readers were not necessarily thrilled.

  • The Raft is Not a Shore
    A Dialogue between Thich Nhat Hahn and Daniel Berrigan

    Daniel Berrigan (Preivous Post).

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  • Adieu Gaspard Ulliel – An Elegant Actor, He was only 37

    Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

  • (Vintner’s Luck)

    Sad news Gaspard Ulliel passed away.

  • See more photos of film stills from here Gaspard Ulliel – Cinema – Vogue. Fr.

  • Bertrand Taverniar with Gaspard Ulliel (click to see large)
    Discussion.. how he works & state of film industry & showing off his encyclopedic film knowledge appearing with Gaspard Ulliel..(on youtube)

  • Les Arcs Film Festival © Pidz / LAFF

    So unlucky to die from a ski accident.
    Gaspard joined the club of charismatic actors who died at 37 in France.
    Gerard Philipe was 37 when he passed away.
    Guillaume Depardieu was 37 when he passed away.

  • “This is unimaginable, senseless and so painful to even think of writing these words. Your discreet laugh. Your attentive eye. Your scar. Your talent. Your ability to listen. Your whispers. Your kindness. Every feature of your person was born of a sparkling sweetness. It’s your whole being that transformed my life, a being that I loved deeply, and I will always love. I can’t say anything else, I’m drained, stunned by your departure.” ( (Xavier Dolan – from here )

  • (Gaspard Ulliel walking around Central Park NY)

  • Martin Scorsese was impressed with Gaspard Ulliel, they collaborated for this Chanel commercial.
    (Martin thought that Gaspard would have become an interesting filmmaker, because of his intelligence and talent)

  • Paris Je T’aime (Directed by Gus Van Sant)

  • Blue Bayou – Justin Chon Scripted, Directed, and Acted with Alicia Vikander

    Saturday, January 15th, 2022

  • (Young up-and-coming actress Sydney Kowalske gives in a stunning performance as Antonio and Kathy’s daughter, Jesse LeBlanc, in Blue Bayou, which is only her second movie, and fourth acting effort altogether, to date.Sep 17, 2021)

    At Cannes with Linh Dan Pham

    Blue Bayou is a must see, Justin Chon spent four years, scripting, getting the steller cast.

    Justin Chon begged Alicia Vikander to work him. Alicia Vikander was impressed that Justin Chon was familiar with her early film. (See youtube here with great responses.)
    Alicia Vikander spent time in New Orleans to learn the accent.

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    Alicia Vikander from “Pure”, A gem of Swedish Cinema.

    Adieu Jean Jacques Beineix – Betty Blue, Diva, Moon in the Gutter Director

    Friday, January 14th, 2022

  • (Betty Blue)

  • Jean Jacques Beineix (8 October 1946 – 13 January 2022)

    Betty Blue director Jean-Jacques Beineix dies aged 75
    The French film-maker, who gained worldwide prominence for films like Diva, died in Paris after a long illness


    Cars Without Men – Jan 12, 2022

    Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

  • (Photo by Fung Lin Hall)

  • (それ お 送る – Send it)
    (Photo by Fung Lin Hall)

  • (Photo by Fung Lin Hall – Dec 31,2021)

    Happy birthday Haruki Murakami (Jan 12, 1949)

  • My Poverty Shaped like a Cheescake (A short story by Murakami translated by PeterCat)

  • RIP – Sidney Poitier (February 20, 1927 – January 6, 2022)

    Saturday, January 8th, 2022

  • (Sidney Poitier and John Cassavates from the Edge of the City directed by Martin Ritt)

  • (The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn)

  • This reader has been reading “This Life” Sidney Poitier’s autobiography.

  • RIP Peter Bogdanovich – We All Laughed, Now What??

    Thursday, January 6th, 2022

  • (Audrey Hepburn & Peter Bogdanovich )

    Peter Bogdanovich A Loving Cineaste and Fearless genius of Cinema (Peter Bradshaw)

    • “We All Laughed” and “Saint Jack”(Ben Gazzara was directed by Peter Bogdanovich)

      Peter Bogdanovich on John Cassavates

    • The Thing Called Love – River Phoenix

    • What are you doing? “Driving”