Thursday, July 30, 2009



Monday, July 27, 2009

Beautiful women, and those that only look that way.

White: The Three Colors Trilogy - 7.5/10. A complicated revenge fantasy where the guy doesn't really seem to want to hurt the girl, he just wants her to say what he knows she feels.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The long story and the short story are the same.

They just don't like you as much.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Smiths??????

500 Days of Summer - 8/10. Another movie I feel I have to ask forgiveness for its transgressions before I can recommend for it, uh, being a really good movie. To keep it short, it peppers a v. v. compelling love story with trailer-made moments that more serve to get people to see it than for me to like it. Stock wise little girls, bright colors, a fair amount of set design, whimsy, Morrissey, and IKEA fill out the edges. To its credit, it forgets and you forget to focus on any one of those things for any amount of time. It makes me wonder if I want to be hard on it because it places what I'll offer up as a universally-appealing story on the shoulders of a certain type of people in a certain type of place in a certain type of culture.


as design.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Make your bed the river, young girl.

I know you can't swim, but I'll tuck you in.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Big ideas

aren't necessarily great ideas.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Outside, we heard hammers.

Noises sound like the end.

So we take to memories

[like] layers of clothes.

Monday, July 13, 2009

What I Know v. What You Know


stunts discourse.

The infectiousness of a truth

is not contingent solely on just how much sense it makes.

No field but art

gives meanings to things.

Sunday, July 12, 2009



Saturday, July 11, 2009

So long, gay boys.

The Hangover - 5/10. Douchebags.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's in this light.

Away We Go - 7/10. On the edges of the movie, it's annoying, stilted, and intentional, but the further it goes, the less it needs to impress upon you how funny it thinks it is. It's got an honest center that makes me want to forgive a good portion of what I saw.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Swing from the rafters, shouting those songs.

Gone unsung for far too long.

Monday, July 6, 2009

This tornado loves you.

My love, I am the speed of sound --
I left them motherless, fatherless.
Their souls, they hang inside-out from their mouths,
but it's never enough:

I want you.

I could love you real good.

Yes, like no other would.

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact

that flags do not wave in a vacuum.

I can't explain to you what red is without having seen it.

But I can make you want to see red.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Never makes a song

that feels anything less than the world to them.

Smells like the future.

Street Fight - 8.5/10. A soft spot for decent people up against indecent people. I hate to use the word, but inspiring, and serves as a nice reminder that you don't have to change anything about you in order to succeed.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

You only like it

because you recognize it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

You tell american kids how beautiful democracy is and you've got to ask yourself the question,

if democracy is so damn good, why we got to go all over the world trying to ram it down people's throat with a gun.

'Cause it all comes out wrong,

unless I put it in a song.