effervescent fruit soda water mingling with the smell of a server closet, a room with no windows. a slight muggy warmth makes you drowsy. when you wake up there is no one around, so you swirl in an office chair, and there is nothing to do but stare at the internet, which is still boring but strange because you are alone in this office on a computer that is not yours. the silent office complex is probably haunted, but it…
cozy in a pool of blanket, entombed in massive comforter, and wearing hoodie like grave vestments, when i put on ghostkeeper, all i wanted to do was watch ghostkeeper forever. i could watch people slow motion wander around the bleak, wind-haunted, comfy-creepy lodge and have dramatic conversations before fireplaces or quietly in bedrooms for all of time.
a kind of film like leaving behind footprints in the snow only for them to be covered before they can be found by…
Sixty in September: 10/60
There are so many things to be fascinated by in this beautiful, wild movie, but two things really stick out to me. Obayashi talks about them in the interview on the Criterion materials:
One is the war and the atomic bombings. Obayashi is originally from Hiroshima. He says, quietly and candidly, that most his friends didn't survive the bombings, as a child. The second is Obayashi's sense of how children view and experience the world. He…