Another noteworthy Film Ick/Terry Gilliam item: Tideland, the Gilliam film that people were calling “unwatchable” at last year’s Toronto Film Festival & which inspired seven or eight critics to walk out of during a screening I happened to attend, “is now playing with a filmed introduction in which Gilliam helps the audience get into ‘the right mindset’. Gently amusing though possibly rather redundant, the film is a single shot of Gilliam addressing the camera, and offers nothing as elaborate, funny or pointed as ‘The Dress Pattern’ — Gilliam’s introduction to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which you can see on the Criterion [DVD].”