01SentenceReviews

01SentenceReviews

A reviewer of few words.
Crash (2004), Paul Haggis
I just rewatched this racial melodrama for a film class I’m taking and it has certainly lost some of the prestige that I had originally put on it as an intellectual and hip 11 year old, yet even though its very heavy handed on message, which is still a very relevant and important one, without actually exploring any ways to combat the issue (though, I guess admitting to our prejudices is the first step…), I still think the performances are good, even if the way they are written isn’t always so, and certain images are still very powerful.  
Metacritic : 69, RottenTomatoes : 75%, IMDb : 7.9

Crash (2004), Paul Haggis

I just rewatched this racial melodrama for a film class I’m taking and it has certainly lost some of the prestige that I had originally put on it as an intellectual and hip 11 year old, yet even though its very heavy handed on message, which is still a very relevant and important one, without actually exploring any ways to combat the issue (though, I guess admitting to our prejudices is the first step…), I still think the performances are good, even if the way they are written isn’t always so, and certain images are still very powerful.  

Metacritic : 69, RottenTomatoes : 75%, IMDb : 7.9

The Inherent Vice trailer came out literally 10 minutes ago and it’s already blowing up my timeline and dashboard and this is why I love the internet. 

Inherent Vice Trailer

IT’S HERE IT’S HERE IT’S FINALLY HERE… AND IT LOOKS INCREDIBLE!!!*

you know I’m fucking in!

*i am detecting a slight American Hustle vibe to this, which sort of worries me, but I trust PTA much more than O’Russell so I’m still PUMPED!!

In theaters December 12th!!


AFI’s Greatest Movie Quotes of All Time (in no particular order):

31. Gone with the Wind (dir. by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, 1939)
Gone With the Wind (1939), Victor Fleming (uncredited: George Cukor and Sam Wood)
It is clear to see why this film became and remains the highest grossing film domestically of all time (adjusted, of course) because it really is a beautiful film visually, especially when watched on the big screen, so I did overall enjoy the experience of seeing the film in theaters exactly how people did 75 years ago during its initial release, but I also got very bored towards the end, and Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) is such a frustrating character… 
Metacritic : n/a, RottenTomatoes : 95%, IMDb : 8.2

Gone With the Wind (1939), Victor Fleming (uncredited: George Cukor and Sam Wood)

It is clear to see why this film became and remains the highest grossing film domestically of all time (adjusted, of course) because it really is a beautiful film visually, especially when watched on the big screen, so I did overall enjoy the experience of seeing the film in theaters exactly how people did 75 years ago during its initial release, but I also got very bored towards the end, and Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) is such a frustrating character… 

Metacritic : n/a, RottenTomatoes : 95%, IMDb : 8.2

Jesus Fucking Christ… WE GET IT!!!! YOU GUYS ARE PERFECT!

(Source: lovefortelevision)

This song in Frank gave me all the feelings…

Frank (2014), Lenny Abrahamson
While Frank is certainly charming and darkly comedic throughout its run time, I did begin to question what the point of it all was and began to worry that it would be nothing more than an offbeat and forgettable look at the creative sprit, but then the final scene happens, with Michael Fassbender delivering a hauntingly subtle expression of simultaneous happiness, confusion, sadness, and more, and it all just sort of makes sense. 
Metacritic : 75, RottenTomatoes : 92%, IMDb : 7.1

Frank (2014), Lenny Abrahamson

While Frank is certainly charming and darkly comedic throughout its run time, I did begin to question what the point of it all was and began to worry that it would be nothing more than an offbeat and forgettable look at the creative sprit, but then the final scene happens, with Michael Fassbender delivering a hauntingly subtle expression of simultaneous happiness, confusion, sadness, and more, and it all just sort of makes sense. 

Metacritic : 75, RottenTomatoes : 92%, IMDb : 7.1

Bob’s Burgers (2012), Directors: Boo Hwan Lim and Kyoung Hee Lim, Creator: Loren Bouchard

Bob’s Burgers has taken up most of my time these past couple of weeks. 

The Knick, Season 1, Episode 7, "Get The Rope" (2014), Director: Steven Soderbergh, DP: Steven Soderbergh (as Peter Andrews)

Damn… the most recent episode of The Knick is so fucking good!! Incredibly cinematic and just an insanely great episode of television. 

Please watch it. 

Saturday Night (2010), James Franco

I think James Franco succeeds the most behind the camera when he produces and/or directs documentaries because I do think he has a interesting point of view on life, so mix his skills in this genre with a behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating an episode of Saturday Night Live and I’m sold, so I’m happy to say that I think Franco succeeded in capturing the stress and delight that goes into continuing the legacy that is SNL

Metacritic : n/a, RottenTomatoes : n/a, IMDb : 8.2

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David Holzman’s Diary | 1967 | dir. Jim McBride

This early example of docufiction film is exactly what you’d expect it to be, which is a young man filming aspects of his life, including his relationship and goals for his experiment, in his hometown of NYC, and it’s quite an interesting little gem, plus I imagine it may be even more influential now considering the act of filming oneself, one’s life, and one’s surroundings has become a much more common form of artful expression.

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DP: Michael Wadleigh

I went to UCB tonight and it was honestly one of the happiest experiences of my life.

I went to UCB tonight and it was honestly one of the happiest experiences of my life.