5/3/2004 08:48:15 AM
The New Wave of British Heavy Metal survives in Philadelphia, thanks to the majesty of Wastoid, whose performance Saturday night at the Pontiac Grille made me feel like I was 13 again. The love of leather and swords and dazzling guitar heroics never left me, but this was a sublime rediscovery all the same.
5/1/2004 02:28:03 PM
The Philadelphia Film Festival ended a couple of weeks ago, and as it turned out, about 4 of the 8 screenings I attended were worthwhile.
The highlights included Haute Tension (as reviewed in my previous post), a French slasher gross-out; Time of the Wolf, Austrian auteur Michael Haneke’s latest chilling diatribe on the human condition; Robot Boy, a Tim Burton-esque fairy tale short; and Harvie Krumpet, the newest in Aussie genius Adam Elliot’s animated series of deadpan comic tragedies.
I’m likely biased for having been a part of it, but I thought the Best of the 48 Hour Film Project was by far the most solid collection of shorts I saw at the fest. A slapstick romance by the name of Hove Lurts deservedly walked away with about 1/3 of the awards, including Best Film. Otherwise, our film won Best Editing, and we befriended the nice folks of Citizen Wumpus Productions at the after-party.
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