August 20, 2014

Man I dunno why people don’t take film seriously as an art form.  People think reading equals smarts and watching movies is just a distraction, when they can both be both.  Movies have a sort of textural richness that is unique to the medium but definitely no less that books.  We have mandatory literature classes, but can we please incorporate into those English classes education on film literacy?  Many newer literary books even are obviously heavily influenced by film (and all sorts of arts really).  Film however is the most accessible step after literature with its time and narrative, but this can quickly extend to music, theater, dance, the visual arts.  I emphasize film though, not only because of personal preferences, but also because of its broad reach and cultural impact.  Music is also on this level.  If only we had a country of artistically literate people, not just this crazy emphasis on the written word and language.

August 20, 2014

I overestimated myself, I can’t make it through Weekend, I’ll watch it tomorrow.

August 19, 2014
"Was not what I wanted. I could not watch it because it contained things I do not believe in. Yuck"

Amazon review of Southern Comfort

Needless to say, if this is your review of this movie, you need to see it the most.

August 19, 2014

Fun story: the first time I watched Brokeback Mountain it was on my terrible little CRT TV in my room and it was so dark the sex scene between Ledger and Gyllenhaal was impossible to see so I was confused why it might bother anyone, but since then I have seen it on progressively better TV screens so now I see why homophobes might have a problem with the grunting and thrusting and naked bums and hand spitting and the like, however brief it is.

August 19, 2014

THAT’S A LOT BRUH ARE YOU OKAY

Yeah!  I’m wide awake, I’ve been meaning to rewatch these all, and I had a good day!  You don’t watch happy movies on good days, you save them for a pick-me-up or distraction.  Sad emotional movies are good for good days, but not like intense ones or super heavy ones.  And these all fit a theme so might as well watch them together!  If it was June, I’d probably have this as a specially themed Sunday like I did last summer.

Unfortunately I don’t have enough lesbian, bisexual, trans films, especially with POC that I own so most of the gay films I have are explorations into white gay male relationships…

August 19, 2014

Doing a theme movie night of white gay male relationships through the decades!

August 18, 2014
2014 in Film - #149 Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg; 2012)

2014 in Film - #149 Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg; 2012)

August 18, 2014
2014 in Film - #148 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand; 1983)

2014 in Film - #148 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand; 1983)

August 17, 2014

AND?!

I liked it, it was good, not really my thing though.

August 17, 2014
2014 in Film - #147 Snatch (Guy Ritchie; 2000)

2014 in Film - #147 Snatch (Guy Ritchie; 2000)

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