Time to check in with some film blogs:
Nistagmus, submitted to me a while back, is based in Argentina. Unfortunately for those of you who don't speak Spanish, that's the language it's in. It's a nicely-designed site, and co-administrator of the site, Martin, who submitted it to me, describes it thusly: "We just blog about the kind of movies we love, and we love "geek" films. I mean, is it a strip/cartoon/graphic novel/comic book based feature? Is an asian pop-culture weird film? It´s a 20k slacker garage film? It is a surprisingly buzzy indie horror film from middle east? We may be interested... It´s the next Brangelina of J-Lo Housewives-targeted flop? We probably don´t want to hear about it... Well I think you get the point.". I can muddle my way through just enough Spanish to figure out that if I was really fluent in Spanish, this site would be a regular read. You folks out there who do speak the language, check it out.
Over in England, Matt Grover runs The Matte Reviews, "Film reviews by Englishmen who watch films (if only we'd get paid for it!)." Most recently, Matt has written up reviews (from a "regular guy" viewpoint, not a film critic one) on Japanese flick Haze ("I just didn't know what was going on by the end"), Spielberg's Munich ("ok, film, long but good performances and some good sequences"), and a low-budget UK flick called Crooked Features (which he highly recommends). Nice versatility -- if you want a Brit point of view on film, this is a good site to peruse.
Note to you film bloggers out there: At the moment, I am looking for more Los Angeles-based film blogs to add to my film blog list. If you are based in the LA area, submit your blog to me with the subject line "LOS ANGELES FILM BLOGS" to email@example.com . Don't try to get all clever and get my attention with some other subject line, because I will be sorting these emails into a super-special LA Film Blog folder, and you'll get passed over if I miss yours because of the subject line. And that would just be sad. If you've previously submitted your blog, and you're in LA, feel free to call my attention to your LA-locale by resubmitting. Thanks, film bloggers!