Tuesday, January 10, 2012
modern movies, anyone?
Looks great, lovely nerdboy with serious hair, enigmatic smoker girl with mean streak, noah taylor, NOAH TAYLOR! and Paddy Considine playing a new-ager with high pants and a terrible mullet. I laughed out loud more than once and sighed when it was all over. When I think about Notes from the Teenage Underground being a film, this is the sort of feel I dream of...
d. Miranda July
I loved Me & You and Everyone We Know, so I thought I'd probably like this - and I did. Lots. I was hunched forward not wanting to miss a breath. The story seems to be about nothing, ends up being about the end of intimacy and the human condition, alienation, weirdness, loneliness. All that sweet stuff.
d. Don Weis
The most awesome thing about school holidays is all the ace old films they haul out. Yesterday Jeremiah Johnson was on! So, not modern but I thought still timely what with 2012 being the unofficial Year of the Woman Writer. Lucille Ball is married to Bob Hope. He's a theatre critic and she's a housewife ... but then she starts writing a play. He thinks it's crapola and then says he's going to review it and then there's all sorts of pain and suffering ... the subtext is pretty much that Bob Hope wants a shag and Lucille Ball's not available because she's writing. ... Sometimes when I watch these old films I can't believe how the world must have been for women ... I so would have been a beatnik. (They still had to do the dishes though ...)
Anyway. My movie mojo is revitalised. Please send me your recommendations!