It's a bit odd that the last post I wrote here (over a month ago) was apparently the 666th one. If I wasn't a Jew and therefore pay no attention to the Book of Revelations, I might think that means something. But it doesn't.
Rather, I've just had that dreaded combo: dearth of inspiration and (more importantly) busier than shit. Basically, on Feb. 6, I started back to work at Tribeca, i.e., the film festival. My job this year has been bigger than ever and will continue to be bigger still -- in both good ways and some maybe not so good. However, I am super-excited to be working again and especially to be working there with people I really like.
This last week was pretty much hell, however, as we've been scheduling the festival. One of these days, once the schedule has been officially announced (in a couple weeks) I may post some pictures I took of our slotting room and talk about it in more detail. (For now, confidentiality and all that shit has to take precedence.)
In the mean time, I've seen a ton of movies, but nothing that's been out in release. I'm way behind on my 2005 films; I never had a chance to do my Top 10 list, and I totally forgot (for the first time in a decade) that the Spirit Awards were yesterday.
So now here I sit, watching films in this year's festival as I wait for the Oscars, and no ... you're not getting a prediction post or anything like that because I still just don't really have time. But I am going to try to start posting on some sort of regular basis again this week because believe it or not, as much as I hem and haw and complain, I usually enjoy it. So for those of you (I think I count two, maybe three?) who actually care about my ramblings here, I have not left nor forsaken you. No, really.
Here's hoping Jon Stewart is amazing tonight, and just in case you're curious: I'm rooting for Good Night, and Good Luck, I'm rooting against Crash and Capote, and I'm betting that Brokeback Mountain is going to be the first film to win both the Spirit Awards and the Oscar for Best Picture. However, I am scared that it's somehow going to be the immensely overrated Crash and that like Lost in Translation, even though the voters are mostly a different pool, that the Spirits would be Brokeback's big night.
But I guess we'll see. Until (hopefully) tomorrow ....