You're laying waste to Halloween


2012 Sundance U.S. Documentary Competition:

Detropia (Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady) — The woes of Detroit are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. This is the dramatic story of a city and its people who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames are rising.

Another documentary about Detroit not feeling sorry for itself? By my count, that's six¹ in two years, with a seventh currently in production.

Oh, but Detropia is from the directors of Jesus Camp.


Whenever a contestant on Chopped adds truffle oil to a dish, the judges gasp and cringe and excoriate the chef, like he or she just raped a child. If truffle oil is so toxic, why is it produced, and why is it available for use? By stocking truffle oil in the pantry, Chopped's producers indirectly sabotage contestants.


Eligible to win an Academy Award for "Best Original Score" next February:

Gaspard Augé (Justice) and Mr. Oizo for Rubber
The Chemical Brothers for Hanna
Basement Jaxx for Attack the Block
Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) for We Need to Talk About Kevin
Jónsi (Sigur Rós) for We Bought a Zoo
Trent Reznor for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Jon: Next March, we should do a "film scores by electronic music artists" bracket.
Rory: Do enough exist?
Jon: I think so. I would want 16…

Rubber (Gaspard Augé [Justice] and Mr. Oizo)
Hanna (The Chemical Brothers)
Attack the Block (Basement Jaxx)
Twixt (Dan Deacon)
Black Heaven (M83)
Greenberg (James Murphy [LCD Soundsystem])
Tron: Legacy (Daft Punk)
Nowhere Boy (Goldfrapp)
Southland Tales (Moby)
Sunshine (Underworld)
London (The Crystal Method)
Unleashed (Massive Attack)
The Fast and the Furious (BT)
Swordfish (Paul Oakenfold)
The Virgin Suicides (Air)
Event Horizon (Orbital)

Jon: 16.

Rory: Which is the number one seed?
Jon: Sunshine, probably.


'Santa and Machine Gun' Portraits Are Oddly Charming

¹ Grown in Detroit, Detroit Lives, Requiem for Detroit?, Redefining Dreamland, Detroit Wild City, Detropia

1 Comment

  1. Alex 02 Dec 11 at 21:45

    you forgot The Social Network (Trent and Atticus).

    Good list though.


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