William Friedkin’s Sorcerer is unusual and pretty good.


Spaghetti Western. One or two striking moments; otherwise, very silly and dead boring.

Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds couldn’t be sillier; though there is something admirable in the way he megalomaniacally insists on rewriting the history of the Second World War because it suits the interests of the film he wants to make.

Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s truly awful film. Crude, stupid, an insult to the intelligence.


David Mamet’s Spartan is bizarre and crude but quite entertaining.

Ghost Dog

Jim Jarmusch’s film is better and more interesting than I remembered, but it’s still not quite right. Bit too contrived and silly.

Dead Man

Some are born to sweet delight
Some are born to endless night

Mystery Train

Forgot what a very good film Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train is.

Night on Earth

From Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth, the scene in which Roberto Beningi picks up a priest with a bad ticker in his cab and confesses his sexual misadventures to him. Hilarious.

Coffee and Cigarettes

From Jim Jarmusch’s film, the scene with Iggy Pop and Tom Waits.

Down by Law

Jim Jarmusch on, among other things, the vacuousness of American cool.