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Had zero idea what this was when we put it on but I was delighted to find out it’s a big old heist! I’ve been trying to pick apart why I love heist movies so much and I think it’s because I like seeing men make little plans only for the movie to decide whether they’re allowed to get the money or the jewels or whatever. There’s something cosmic about it.
This thing is so full of…….magic? Tarantino’s little Hollywood fairytale.
Every time I watch this there are new moments that make me cry — this time it was seeing Jay peeking out from the gate, then hearing Sharon’s voice. It has this turning back time effect, to a place where they’re all still there to chat and invite neighbors up for drinks.
(Also it is truly mindblowing that the two bad scenes are back to back all he had to do was scoop ‘em right out of there)
I interviewed Mike Mills once, and it’s my favorite interview I’ve ever done. It was the first time I’d felt taken seriously during an interview — as an arts journalist and, frankly, as a person, and not just another 19 year-old kid PR was throwing a bone to. He was earnest, thoughtful, empathetic. A true artist, a sharer, and a listener.
There’s a lot of listening going on in C’mon C’mon. To children, to interview recordings, to bedtime stories, to phone…