the movie “Her” + mapping emotional landscapes

19 January, 2014

I saw “Her” last weekend and I have big feelings about it. This is not a review. I was not sure what to say about how intensely it moved me, but in trying to figure out what and how I wanted to say it, I began tracing the edges of the parts of me that […]

fragility + strength – a review of Wim Wenders’ “Pina”

24 February, 2013

I watched this film last weekend. I’m still having difficulty formulating what I want to say about it. I’ll start with some context. Wim Wenders was working with Pina Bausch on a documentary about her life when she suddenly died. The intended film was replaced with a new vision for a moving tribute by her […]

Seven thoughts about “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

19 February, 2012

I just watched this movie and then was sitting down to write a different blog post, and all of this was stuck in my brain. A movie is never just a movie. These are the type of things I think about.

See also: times when I wish I could turn off my “critical analysis” mechanism.

Two Minute Review: Crazy Stupid Love

25 January, 2012

Waste of talent. Waste of time. Terrible movie. It might have been salvageable and decently fun, had the entire movie been about Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s characters. Maybe not. Maybe I could just watch Ryan Gosling do anything The directing alternated between boring and weird. The writing was way too trite to take itself […]

the list of now’s favorites: 2011

15 January, 2012

Oh hi, middle of January. It was time to do this 3 weeks ago. Alas, I had some priority issues over the past month – this blog being one of the things that had to go hang out on the back burner for a while. So here’s my list of highlights from 2011: Books Music […]

Two Minute Review: “Scream 4”

25 April, 2011

I went into this movie expecting to have fun watching it, good or bad and I am pleased to say that I really did. Self-aware and meta to the point of self-obsession, the writing as the plot winds-up was either intentionally campy and over-the-top OR a really half-assed hack job.  It turned out to not […]

list of oscar predictions 2011

26 February, 2011

Here are my picks (if I ruled the world), my predictions (what I think will actually happen) and Ebert’s picks (just for fun comparison!) best picture what I would pick: The Social Network or Black Swan what will probably win: The King’s Speech what Ebert says: The King’s Speech direction who I would pick: David […]

first impressions on the “X-Men: First Class” Trailer

12 February, 2011

So far, I love: – The casting of the guys in this. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are going to the knock this out of the park and we all know it. Even if the screenplay is weak and all else fails, I could watch those two as X and Magneto all day. Of course […]

Steve Jobs Loves You.

30 January, 2011

This is really, really excellent.  We all know how I feel about Say Anything clever, referential t-shirts. Well here’s another one, from geektastic etsy shop Mighttees for all you 80’s movie-lovin’, apple fanatics out there! Seriously, how great is that? h/t to technabob especially for titling their post about this “Steve Jobs + Lloyd Dobler […]

Kill Bill 3 Rumors on Twitter?

23 January, 2011

This is a public service announcement for everyone who would be as excited as I would about this news, if there was even a remote chance it was for real. Rumors are spreading that Quentin Tarantino announced via “his” twitter account that Kill Bill 3 is written and on it’s way to released in 2013. […]

new image of Andrew Garfield as Spiderman

14 January, 2011

Caught this on Fandango this morning.  You can find their story here. Even after the trainwreck that was the last Spiderman movie, I thought a reboot was a silly idea.  Then I heard Andrew Garfield was attached to the reboot and it started to seem less silly.  Now with this picture, the idea is swinging […]

getting excited for the upcoming year in film

13 January, 2011

There are a lot of great filmmakers working on some very exciting projects right now.  Lucky for us, some of those are finished or in post-production and set to be released in 2011. Here’s a list of the ones I know about so far that I am excited to see.  I’m sure there will be […]

the list of now’s year in film: 2010

8 January, 2011

I have mixed feelings about this year.  There was a giant gaping hole where the summer movie season was supposed to be.  It felt like a lot longer of a drought, but when I looked back at my notes, journals, facebook updates and whatnot over the year I do feel like it was a good […]