hi boys. hope this finds you all well, especially those of you i don’t get to see on fb! tell me something about you!
for about 10 years — gosh that’s a fuck of a long time — i haven’t been able to watch movies at the theater, and only sporadically at home (that’s one of the things extreme agoraphobia can do to you). a couple of days ago i managed to watch Jason Bourne, which was awesomely rewarding (it took two tries so i paid double; also, the movies have become so expensive, and there are no longer people to sell you tickets). my first time in the theater in a decade. strange strange strange.
i wanted to ask if you have movies that are not hugely depressing (like say the dardenne brothers, or lukas moodysson, or Fruitvale Station), that happened in the last ten years that you would recommend. mike started a best-ten-movies-of-the-last-10-years list on fb but i can’t find the thread. also some of you are not on facebook.
about Jason Bourne, well the sheer joy of the big screen was pretty overwhelming, in spite of also feeling a bit anxious. i don’t care for car chases and twisted metal in general, but all the chases (car and otherwise) were so balletic and so beautifully choreographed, i felt great pleasure in watching the film in spite of the thin thin plot and the fact that the head of a major division of the CIA is played by a 25 y.o. woman (the only female character), when all the male characters are played by potential or actual grandfathers.
finally, since this blog was last active, tv and web series have taken over our lives, so i am wondering if anyone feels like a resurrection?
hugs to all of you!
5 thoughts on “this still exists!”
I’m game. I miss the old recommendations, and the debates.
Recs — recently saw Taika Waititi’s “The Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” which was sweet and pretty good — and reminded me of his even better “Boy.” And the vampire flick is great fun–“We Live in the Shadows.” See his work before he gets his Thor on.
thank you mike! can you copy here your ten-best-of-the-decade FB list?
Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho)/Zodiac (David Fincher)
When the Levees Broke (Spike Lee)/Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Piu)/A Serious Man (Joel & Ethan Coen)
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)/Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Richert)
Caché (Michel Haneke)/Red Road (Andrea Arnold)
Oldboy (Park Chan-Wook)/There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
City of God (Fernando Meirelles)/Night Catches Us (Tanya Hamilton)
The Good The Bad The Weird (Kim Jee-Woon)/Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)
Adaptation (Spike Jonze)/Step Brothers (Adam McKay)
Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako)/Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porombouiu)
hey all–just a note to say that this blog will be terminated on august 31.