THE BIG SHOT MOVIE CLUB
Via the internets comes news of The Big Shot Movie Club, “a club for movie fans of all kinds.” The Big Shot Movie Club is Sarah Winshall and Julia Bembenek, and they write on their website:
We will watch and discuss three movies we love every month relevant to a specific theme. The movies we watch will always be available online or at a your local video store. Hopefully, each month our loyal club members will learn about some lost gems and be reminded of their favorite classics as they watch and read and comment along with us.
Coming up on their blog are discussions of Peter Weir’s The Mosquito Coast and Jean-Jacques Beineix’s Betty Blue, but I’m also excited by some of the byways the blog has already traveled. For example, following a discussion of Kathryn Bigelow’s debut film, The Loveless (“… this world spreads out in Technicolor open roads and skies, shiny cars and chicks, and drives right into the real bleak scene that lives under the paint-job. Like The Wild One and so many other biker flix that came 30 years before it, The Loveless follows and fetishizes the formula”), is a post on one of its actors, Tina L’Hotsky, the indelible scenester known back in the day as the “Queen of the Mudd Club.” The Big Shots link to this amazing page at 98 Bowery containing some astonishing stills from the underground cinema of the time.
Follow the club via Twitter and check out their blog posts at the link above.