The Executioner: By the Neck By David Cairns
Designing for del Toro By Eric Skillman
It may not be a multiplex, but Santa Monica’s Aero repertory theater still offers two too many confounding options for ten gallon–hatted Josh Brolin in the Coen brothers’ delightful short World Cinema. Part of the 2007 omnibus Chacun son cinema (To Each His Own Cinema), made for the Cannes Film Festival’s sixtieth anniversary (and also featuring shorts by Jane Campion, Gus Van Sant, Zhang Yimou, and David Lynch), this three-minute-and-eighteen-second film—in which Brolin's rancher wanders into the theater and then needs help deciding between Jean Renoir’s Rules of the Game and Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s recent Climates (eliciting earnest explanations from the cinephilic cashier)—is now available on YouTube after being left off of Chacun’s recent DVD release. We particularly enjoyed seeing the posters featured in the lobby!