cinema keeps me sane
entertainment journalism '20 / emerson college
hopefully a masters one day?
I'm a fucking mess.
I read Station Eleven years ago, back when I was in high school. I don't remember much about it, but I know it was recommended by a family friend and I read it much faster than I thought. It was a slow-burn type of book. Not much happened, but I mostly remembered it BECAUSE of that. I remembered it was a post-apocalyptic book about a traveling acting company and I vaguely remembered the characters (a LOT…
This has definitely been mentioned before, but Kes would make a great double feature with The 400 Blows. They came out ten years apart, but I couldn't help but draw comparisons between the two.
Like The 400 Blows, Ken Loach was able to get a masterful performance out of the first-time actor Dai Bradley. Casper's monologue in the classroom enraptured me. In all honesty, Bradley acted better than most actors today. I've only seen I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach…
I have a close relationship to my dad… and I’m very lucky to have it… I think because of that, I was bound to love this film. But beyond that, it’s fantastically directed and shot and I loved the dynamic between Moze and Addy (even more than merely the fact that they’re father and daughter in real life).
I watched this in light of Peter Bogdanovich’s death. I’ve been meaning to watch it for years and, while I wish I watched it sooner, I think this was a good day to watch it. He really was one of the greats. RIP
What a weird ass movie... I loved it.
Ariel has a sort of weird/dry/wacky/dark sense of humor that I didn't know I wanted. I think it's one of the tightest edited films I've seen (clocking in at 73 minutes!!). It literally doesn't waste a single second. You call it bare bones but it has a density to it that made me really fall for this movie.
And it has a really heartwarming story? There's so much in this film that…