Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Scott Pilgrim is the best book ever. It is the chronicle of our time. With Kung Fu, so yeah: perfect.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I always feel a little exhausted after reading Sandman. And for good reason. It's dense. It's full of ideas and it's relentless in it's execution of them. There is a bit at the end of this where one of the characters comes to this realization that most people probably have thousands of worlds inside of them, and that's definitely true for Neil Gaiman. Even when this series is taking place on earth it still feels like it's unique to the characters specific to that world. I love the little connectors that he does, linking Foxglove back to Judy who was in the… first book… perhaps the second. And this book delves deep into fantasy more than the others.
I wouldn't say that this is the weakest in the series so far, but coming off of the last one, it didn't grab me as much. I enjoyed it, and there was some interesting things going on including a horrific dream sequence involving two babies…
Read it because it's part of the series, but it didn't knock my socks off.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
This is probably one of the most uniquely honest films about young love, about the idea of thinking that someone else can save you, putting that kind of responsibility onto them. It's not fair. The only person that can save yourself, in a relationship or not, is yourself. Zooey was amazing here. I went from falling in absolute love with her, to her making me feel ill, to coming back around to her again - and I was convinced that there was no way in hell that I was going to come back to adoring her. But she pulled it off in spades. I've had this relationship, and some of it is eerily familiar. So kudos for making me feel like I was in this.
It's simply shot, and it feels real. Paul Schneider is a force here as a womanizer who wants to be a better person, and who desperately needs to get a taste of his own medicine. I want to see 'George Washington' now. This film is pretty non-traditional. One could call it slow, but I just think that it takes it's time and it builds well. It's not in a rush and that's why it works the way it does. It doesn't supply easy answers and that's not the point. If you like honest, brutal love stories - this one is probably right up your alley.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I wanted to thank you for submitting The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard to our festival. It's really a funny, thoughtful and well-made film, and I'm glad to have had the chance to see it.