I’m Back

More than four months after my last post (not counting the Soul Power review, which I’d written months before), I’m resurrecting Bayflicks. Without going into details, let’s just say I have a very busy summer, and not all of it was busy in a good way.

I got to very few movies during that time, and no festivals. As a blogger and as a moviegoer, I missed both silent film festivals, the Jewish Film Festivals, and Mill Valley. I’m currently missing Doc Fest. Even my mother-in-law said I need to get out to more movies.

I didn’t entirely miss the rebirth of the Cerrito, but I missed blogging about it—at least until now. I went to it twice over the summer (it’s in walking distance), but a lot of the flavor is gone. It’s now a first-run theater with couches and a good menu. When I was last there, it didn’t even have the menu, yet.

I even missed a chance to review the new (and already gone) Spike Lee joint, Passing Strange. That hurt.

Anyway, my life is returning to something resembling normal again. I intend to start seeing movies, in theaters, at home, and at press screenings. I’ll start paying attention to the festivals. I’ll even get back to my survey of Akira Kurosawa’s works.

It’s good to be back.

2 thoughts on “I’m Back

  1. Good to have you back! Don’t worry; there’s PLENTY of festivals to cover this fall, including a Silent Film Festival winter program that promises to be even better than last February’s!

    Passing Strange sucked. Actually, no it didn’t; it’s one of the best new films (though in this case a video work) I’ve seen all year. Make sure you catch up with it sometime, even if only on DVD.

  2. It’s great to see you blogging again! I do rely on you for finding out about the more obscure films, and it’s with relish that I read you on the familiar flicks. I’m also curious to find out if the DVDs of Kurosawa have improved, since the prints for some of his less-known films used to be terrible on VHS when I tried to track them down 20 years ago.

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