Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday Funnies & Arts












Editilla Explodellas: How can the New Orleans Times-Picayune/NOLA.com cover the Army Corps of Engineering and take their (massive) advertising dollars at the same time? And maintain journalistic integrity? Good questions...


We double dog dare you! Dems call GOP bluff and sign on to public option...

A Christmas Tale (2008). Superb film about a troubled French family gathering for what may be their final Christmas together. Sublimely acted and directed, this honest, penetrating study of complex family dynamics never veers off course on its way to the shattering final scene between the mother and the estranged son. Not to be missed. In French, with subtitles...

The trailer doesn't do the film justice, but here it is:

5 comments:

Roy said...

Okay, I definitely need to find that movie! We have Christmas movie traditions in my family; the general family tradition is Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story ("You'll shoot your eye out!"), and my personal tradition is to watch Joyeux Noel (about the Christmas Truce of 1914) on Christmas Eve. This movie looks like a good candidate for traditionhood.

K. said...

We got it through Netflix. We first saw it last year when it was released in the States. Both of us were a little afraid that we remembered it as being better than it is, but our fears were groundless. If anything, we liked A Christmas Tale better the second time through.

A Christmas Story is a classic! I'm a big fan of Holiday Inn, with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Another good old one is Remember the Night, with Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck. We'll add Joyeux Noel to the queue!

Editilla~New Orleans Ladder said...

Hey K,
thanks for the hat tip!
Dr. Robert Bea ended up following the posts and sent me a bit of lagniappe, which we updated on the Ladder but I have a link straight for you: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc8dn5cg_170gvxf8hg7

And Goodness Gracious did Our Boys show unbelievable Greatness today against the Skins --Back From Behind In OVERTIME-- or what?
Who'dat!

Renegade Eye said...

DeNiro's new Christmas movie Everyone is Fine, is very good. Not great as the movies you talk about, still very good.

K. said...

I've heard that the DeNiro film is good. We're definitely going to try and catch it.