When I was 11 years old, September in 2010 if I remember correctly, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. I couldn’t walk. My white blood cell count was too high. They thought I had Leukemia. My parents looked at me from the corner with solemn eyes, preparing to tell me the worst, thinking the worst. A few days later they were given the lesser of two evils – they would much rather me have something they’ve never heard of…
Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women didn’t need to be fixed. As it stands, the 1868 novel has endured over a century in its current form, even receiving a respectable film in the 1994 adaptation. 15 years later, fresh off two Oscar nominations for her groundbreaking coming of age dramedy Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig directs a warm reimagining of one of the most beloved period narratives of all time. At first, what seems like a curious follow up to such a…
Early impressions - an extremely funny and darkly comedic show when it wants to be. Never quite deep and absorbing enough when it needs to be.
What an incredibly underwritten and underwhelming show. Nothing but a pastiche of the human condition and no number of oddball imagery and glossy direction can save it.
Production design and performances are top notch though so... it’s fine.
Lost in the Desert
Sam Mendes once said that “the best American films are made by foreigners”. Paris, Texas is the defining example of that sentiment. Directed by Wim Wenders, Paris, Texas eschews multitudinous genres. It is a road movie, a western, a mystery, and even a romance. However, at its core Paris, Texas is an American movie. More specifically, a film about America. Presented through the solemn eyes of a man lost in time, Paris, Texas explores America’s emotional…