Alibi Volume 22, Number 12
March 21, 2013
This Is How I Might Have Done It If I Had Done It Which I Definitely Did Not Do.
I’m not saying I’d ever do it, but we all know that people have done it, that people do it all the time, that people are doing it right now. Or we know about people who’ve had other people do it for them. Larry Hagman. Or the famous ones that have it done to them like that guy from Masterpiece Theater, Alistair Something-Something. Or Something-Something Alistair. There’s all those straight-to-Netflix-Instant horror movies about young, amoral, taut-bodied Americans boisterously on vacation in exotic locales until they end up on the vivisectionists’ tables.
Funny because it happens to someone else.
Korean filmmaker goes goth in beautiful, baffling psychothriller
This hyper-gothic thriller is one ravishing and confusing chimera—as if Terrence Malick had directed an episode of “Dexter” written by Charlotte Brontë. It’s lurid, eerie and stylish as all get-out. And apt to drive mainstream audiences crazy.
KiMo Theatre is pulling out the big guns, giving audiences a six-shooter of cult crime films with its “6 By Tarantino” series.
Barabbas on Reelz
Just in time for the Easter season, Reelz Channel offers up a ham-handed, hammily acted mini-series of mostly dubious Biblical provenance. Given that our tolerance for corny, overproduced, excessively long Biblical epics is at a seasonal high, though, perhaps some of us are in the mood for a little ham.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Get your horrorcore/pornocore, classical violin, Zimbabwean spirituals and Girl Fight on with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
Tooth & Nail proves more personal than political
Performance artist, musician and zinester Marya Errin Jones meditates on Billy Bragg’s new album, Tooth & Nail.
This week, we listened to new releases from Kopecky Family Band, David Bowie and Youth Lagoon.
Hayashi’s Levitations at Richard Levy Gallery
Natsumi Hayashi’s blog initially consisted of fairly standard photos of cats, food and her friends. However, in September 2010, images of others (and then more frequently herself) effortlessly floating in mid-air begin to appear. For the better part of a year, she was uploading a new levitation image every single day.
A dessert from Down Under
Oh, lost opportunities. In 1931, Anna Pavlova, lodestar of the Imperial Russian Ballet and dancer of the “Dying Swan,” refused a surgery that would have cleared her lungs, but rendered her unfit to dance. She died of pleurisy before she hit 50. In 2013, I traveled to New Zealand for two weeks and failed to procure the national meringue-based dessert named for Pavlova. Tragedies both large and small.