Wednesday, August 24, 2016

You want your cake

because you want to shove it in someone's face. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

There is only an American problem.

Selma - 4/5
I think it's great strength, and Reason For Existing, is that it gives better context to what MLK did. Not non-violent, but specifically non-violence in the face of violence. He's a match that walks up to a powderkeg, but waits for the keg to light itself.

Wear a necklace of rope, side by side with me.

The Hunger Games Part 3, Parts 1 and 2 – 2.5/5
Finally, this becomes the TV show it was always intended to be. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Manny, I think your penis is guiding us home.

Swiss Army Man - 4.5/5
This movie fits my worldview. So I can't help but to love it. I think it is making a great, sincere statement about finding someone to fart in front of, and it disguises its sincerity – or makes it bearable – within the ridiculousness of that selfsame idea. I think the directors, judging from this and their short 'Interesting Ball,' do a great job of asking a very simple 'yeah, but... why?' to long accepted states of being, both I think pointing towards fear of other people's opinions keeping you from finding inner peace, and pushing you deeper inside your own self and away from others. It's telling (and subtle!) that the little girl is the first one to really judge them. Shit starts young, when you're told totally natural things are gross and icky. Self-confidence goes down with the crapper. Jesus, I apparently have a lot to say about farting. Fuck it. They've made a very stupid thing that means a lot to me.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

What fresh fuckery is this?

Sisters - 2.5/5
Strong middle! Its beginning lays out backstory in straightforward statements. Like it's rushing to get started. I'd rather it just... rushed to get started. I'm confident you could lop off the first 20 minutes and you'd be fine. The characters explain themselves in the doing versus the telling. And the middle lets them be interesting and fun and I think the movie's success is that it goes beyond Sisters and becomes more about Old Fuckers Getting A Chance To Party Like High Schoolers. And that's fun! And then the Sisters stuff comes back and there's an emotional end? and it's pat and resolute and undeserved. Because the movie doesn't care! It just wants to have fun, but it has to pretend to be a movie. In the way movies have beginnings and endings. Fuck it. Would watch again in the background.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

A love song dedicated

to self-hate. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

What good's a finger if your arm is falling off?

Maggie – 1.5/5
Here is the story of a man playing with his camera. I wonder if 'Tree of Life' yet has reached the same cultural priesthood as Led Zeppelin: first to market & way too easy to rip off. You've learned how to strike all of the same chords, and yet you've reduced it of all meaning. As the camera glides over the windowsill, a morning's light knocking gently to be let in, a thought enters instead: 'Hey, there's dust on the window. Huh huh. Cool.' Such emotional posturing! My god. Man, this director sucks. I've got a boner for Old Man Arnold, but he's at his best when he's allowed to be some fraction of himself. Sad Unspeaking Arnold shows that there's just some inherent Movie Star God inside him, but any time he's asked to speak, they didn't bother to change the script to match who he inherently is. Man, this director sucks. I guess the story makes for a half-interesting 80's-era parable for AIDS?

I've finally lost track

of whether I've written some of these posts, or if I've stolen them from somewhere else.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A light approach

to morality.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Oh,

the places you'll don't. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Oh my God! I know what you’re going to do,

and when you get there, I’ll be there, too!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Primordial human

stuff.

Friday, March 25, 2016

The disappointment

of being a good person.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Yeah, okay, so you're going to space.

But shit, bitch, you don't got to rub it in my face.
I'm going places, too.
I'm just not telling you.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

We’re like healers or something.

Magic Mike XXL - 4/5 
Pretty early on, it gives up on having a story in favor of just having fun. And man, what a great decision that was. It’s a road trip movie with long and weird detours that don’t really matter. A series of short stories revolving around the theme of male strippers doing rando shit ‘cuz they buds. ’Nashville’-esque. And fuck yeah, Joe Manganiello. That dude deserves to be elevated to The Rock-levels of entertaindom.