Aww, look, it’s one of the many kitties belonging to the Beales in the Maysles Bros. landmark documentary Grey Gardens! It’s so cute. I think it either wants dinner, or it wants to read this week’s set of links. Meow! And by the way, huge thanks to everyone who’s been joining in and publicizing the Juxtaposition Blogathon. It’s going down in about 2 1/2 weeks, so there’s still time if you want to juxtapose movies with us! And now, with that out of the way, our kitty-approved links:
- Ben Bussey travels back 25 years to the summer of ’86 and remembers Night of the Creeps. “Thrill me!” Tom Atkins is such a badass.
- ZARDOZ 8-BIT VIDEO GAME INTRO.
- Matt Levine, writing in the Walker Art Center blog, considers cinematic realism and Richard Linklater.
- Dennis Cooper on the history of “aromatic cinema.” Did you know that in its Japanese release, Terence Malick’s The New World had an olfactory component?
- Sasha Stone takes on the pervasive racism of the acting Oscars.
- Thank you, Paul Gallagher of Dangerous Minds, for linking to this John Waters documentary! (Anything involving John Waters, by the way, is self-evidently a good thing.)
- Kim Newman reports on ten things the movies have taught him about virus outbreaks.
- Paranormal Cativity!
- Holy shit holy shit, Fandor’s having a Guy Maddin blogathon right after ours, around September 19-23?! As a huge Maddin fan, you can count me in.
Finally, the search terms are back in full force, and we’ve got some bizarre ones this week. Like “black cannibal pussy.” Like… what the fuck? I don’t know even know. I’m even more confused with “indisny poossy.” But perhaps the most confusing is “tigger mowing pubic hair.” The image is hilarious, I admit, but how does someone end up typing that series of words into Google? And finally: сатанисты. In case you didn’t know, that’s Russian for “satanists.” Hey, check it out, now you’re bilingual!