I must say it. I can not hide the pleasure I feel. Police Beat the movie was selected by Amy Taubin as one of the top ten films of 2005 in Art Forum magazine. (She called it a “character study and a cityscape movie.”) Because of the high value I place on the publication and the critic, the 2-year personal investment that went into the fucking project has totally paid off. Not only that, the list included Wong Kar Wai and Claire Denis, the two living directors I most admire. Now Annie, guess who is missing from all of Art Forum’s lists? I want my thunder back!
(Two quick notes: One, this week’s Police Beat column can only be found online; two, the director of the Police Beat movie, Devor, penned an excellent review of the new photograph show at COCA. One other thing, if you want read about my new film project, it’s described at length in this month’s issue of Cinemascope, which is available at all major magazine stores. Lastly for real, do the right thing and go on the art walk tonight.)