I was supposed to be moving ... well ... today. That's not happening. I might be moving next week; I will definitely be moving by the end of October. But either way, all that optimisim (not that there was so much of it) I expressed in my otherwise depressing birthday post pretty much got shot to hell between Monday (when I didn't get an apartment I wanted) and today (when I found out I won't be getting a job that I really wanted and have been trying to get for about four months). Yay, life!
In the mean time, I missed a few New York Film Festival press screenings of films I really wanted to see -- especially Manderlay, Tale of Cinema and Three Times, but I did see the excellent third entry in Park Chan-wook's revenge trilogy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.
In fact, there's a new NYFF entry on Gothamist which discusses everything going on at Lincoln Center this weekend, and includes my thoughts on the aforementioned Sympathy for Lady Vengeance as well as Something Like Happiness and the latest film from Irish director Neil Jordan, Breakfast on Pluto.
Oh yeah, and if the NYFF isn't your style, a new Weekly Movie Guide went up yesterday. In it, I mention how Friday at 6 PM, I just know I'll be at MoMA to see Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmacher introduce a screening of one of my absolutely favorite films (definitely part of my top 5 list!) which I have mentioned here several times before, The Red Shoes. MoMA is presenting this screening in honor of what would have been British director Michael Powell's 100th birthday. But here it is, 5:30 PM, and there's no way I'm getting there. Oh well. Just another thing that must be sacrificed to my apartment hunt, move, job search and all around crappy September!
Hi October ... would you like to come out and play? Nicely, please?