So far. Just a little reminder. No matter how hard it is, how little I sleep and how uncertain the future will be. Living in NYC and shooting films is pretty amazing. Maybe I’m just a little high from daylight savings, cheesecake baking, photoshooting and other things. But still.
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People are not used to seeing cellulite on national television but most of them live with it in their bedroom. Maybe the lights are too dim for them to see what the top of a woman’s thigh actually looks like.
Is this why the latest episode of Girls is getting so much backlash? . . . → Read More: Everything but the girl with cellulite
Lata kept shrinking until she became as thin as a thread. That thread simply hung in her room. Some said it should be dropped into a river; some said it should be held in a close embrace. Then someone did come along, held her close, kissed her, and Lata opened her eyes. She smiled and we . . . → Read More: Someone did come along
The dress. The bridesmaid. The crowd. The father. The Prince. The trees inside Westminster Abbey. The choir. The vows. With this ring I thee wed. With my body I thee honour. The very British kiss. Overall quite moving. Money well spent.
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Because we like to think we share information but all we really do is watch silly you tube videos. Because whatever information we upload on FB is forever there – why is Diaspora taking forever to launch?
Because we are excited about notifications and messages but as soon as the red on the . . . → Read More: The Facebook break begins
Copie conforme (certified copy) by Abbas Kiarostami starts slowly with credits running over the static shot of a conference table. I’m not sure there could be a more boring way to start a film. But no matter how slow and how conventionally the film is shot, it is still worth it. Not for the . . . → Read More: Just put your hand on her shoulder
After the fall into a work of art (I thought it was a sticker), and the cutting of a finger with a blender (save the cheerleader, save my finger), the series of little accidents continues.
Hitting my head against the metal pole of the subway carriage as I’m getting up – done.
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Blue Valentine is a beautiful film. The romance is well played, the dialogue witty, and the camera keeps breathing in very refreshing way.
Both Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling show how lonely being together can be. Alone in the frame, they are staring blankly at the blurry space before them, waiting for a . . . → Read More: A breathing camera
The (lazy) film reviews in one paragraph are back!
Not quite sure the film No strings attached needs another bad review. But just in case, here it is.
Directing: plain conventional
Locations: fancy LA, cheesy Santa Barbara
Acting: so so, terrible on quite a few occasions (pretty good performances by Greeta Gerwig & Lake . . . → Read More: Aston is tall. And sexy. Oh boy
Watching The King’s speech, I was particularly moved by this one line delivered by Colin Firth, in reply to his coach asking why on earth he should listen to him: “because I have a voice”. Simple. Efficient.
This very line gave me the chills. Just like when I listen to Martin Luther King’s I have . . . → Read More: To have a voice