- Ben Wheatley on his rapid filmmaking ways via BLACKBOOK
The Best Use of a Go-Pro I Ever Did See
(Has very little to do with breasts)
Zero Dark Thirty
Joseph Bradley: How do you like Pakistan so far?
Maya: It’s kinda fucked up.
I’m glad they made this movie, but it’s nothing we haven’t really seen before. Hurt Locker was a better film, and I’m told there are episodes of Homeland more engaging. On the upside though, in 10-20 years, they’ll be showing this movie in high school history classes to teach the kids how we were back in the great 00’s.
Mondo Poster by Jock
The Long Goodbye
Det. Green: My, my, you are a pretty asshole.
Philip Marlowe: Yeah, my mother always tells me that.
Jeff, Who Lives At Home
Opening Title: “Everyone and everything is interconnected in this universe. Stay pure of heart and you will see the signs. Follow the signs, and you will uncover your destiny. - Jeff”
I’m a sucker for movies where it turns out “Everything’s Connected”… to the point where I’m pretty sure I teared up when all was revealed at the end. Yay for the Brothers Duplass!
Sleepwalk with Me
Matt: I really feel like our whole lives, no matter how low our self esteem gets, there’s a part of us that thinks, ‘I have a secret, special skill that no one knows about.’ And, eventually, we meet someone who’s like, “You have a secret, special skill.” And you’re like, “I know! So do you!”… And that’s love.
A true example of a) the modern comedian experience and b) what it’s like to be in a long distance relationship. An inspiring first film, I hope Birbiglia keeps ‘em coming.
This Is 40
Pete: Should we get a block of porn?
Debbie: I don’t think we need twenty-four hours of porn.
Pete: Yeah, but you know, two porns cost about as much as a block.
Debbie: I think that’s too much porn.
Pete: We don’t have to watch it all, but for the value it makes sense.
Nowadays, ya gotta decided whether a movie is worth seeing in the theater or in the comfort of your own home. This is 40 was full of laughs (even if it was a bunch of rich white people complaining for 2 hours) but it definitely did not have to be seen on the enormous movie screen I saw it on.
2 Days in New York
Marion: If you live your life with one person only, one day they’ll be gone or you’ll be gone. And one of you will be left in the cold world. The family we are born in eventually vanishes. By then you have created your own family if you’re lucky. First you have to choose the person you’ll build this family with, and stick to it as much as possible. How many tries do you get before you strike out?
A sequel to 2 Days in Paris, which I didn’t see, this one easily stands on it’s own as a fine lil comedy about relationships, NYC, Family, French People and the art world. Also pretty neat to see Chris Rock out of his comfort zone.
Matt: “There’s something wrong with Andrew.”
When I saw Star Wars: Episode III years ago, I thought about how cool it would be if a random character in that sci-fi world had a camera and the whole film was just from his perspective as these huge events took place. This idea, of course, was addressed years later in Cloverfield, but it’s nice to see that it’s still evolving. (And maybe one day we won’t have to make an excuse for why there’s a hand held camera there in the first place)