Joined LB in March of 2013.
The top 4 rotates to represent my mood/what I'm reflecting on most atm
I'm going to be revisiting this a lot.
And last week
And a month before that.
But also this exact moment.
Typing away at 2:00am in an LA apartment.
I hear a distant train horn. No cars...
I'm hearing the little song our dryer plays when a run is finished. But it's playing on loop and sounds far away and pounding at the same time. Nothing's in the dryer. Audio hallucinations. I've been hitting the pen…
I needed this.
Aside from Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Hirokazu Kore-eda is perhaps the only director whose films can completely put me at ease. For two hours, the world slows down and I am allowed to silently communicate with the wealth of subtleties and softly spoken truths a Kore-eda picture holds. Still Walking is no different. It's serene, patient and quiet. In saying these things, I am of course tiptoeing around the most obvious descriptor of all, which is "delicate." Delicacy is…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I first saw Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was 15 years old. It was one of many classics I was going through at the time, as it was the year of my cinematic awakening. I saw my first Ingmar Bergman film that year, discovered Fellini in 8 1/2, got lost in Last Year at Marienbad and found my way back home in Wings of Desire. Sixties Japanese cinema became a great love of mine and…