Monday, November 30, 2009

Where quality

is something we consider.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

We are the most

impassioned ugly people.

That's not writing.

That's typing.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The creation of a polite word

always signifies a major fucking.

So close to reality

that it could be ours.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

If it's a lie,

then we fight on that lie.

You'd rather live in shit

than let the world see you work a shovel.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ever since she got AOL,

my mom's been really into religion.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Can't do something smart,

do something right.



An energy that you could forgive

for being wrong.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

An appearance of solidity

to pure wind.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

You wish

to fight god.

If God creates,

then artists define.

Let your feelings slip, boy.

But never your mask, boy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

They don't think it be like it is,

but it do.

A loving god.

Hoop Dreams - 6/10. Three hours and 250 hours of footage, and we don't really have any idea who these people are. Gates has a baby and we don't know until he's holding it. His mother graduates from nursing classes and we didn't know until she got her diploma. The two boys slowly give up on their dream and we don't know it until they come out and say it. The movie doesn't ask any questions of its characters and no quarter is given. The only thing to be felt in the movie is the look on Agee's face when his father is around, both when he liked him and when he didn't.

I want

your revenge.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A serious film

made by deeply unserious people.

Nothing but what I put in there.

Dreamgirls - 6/10. Doesn't know where its story is. There's an anger in Effie bigger than any one person, but she's shuttled around, backwards and forwards until she's off the screen and rather than have her leave finally and eloquently, the only story to that point with any substance, any solid arc, she comes back, even more buried. It becomes more about a time and place than a person or thing and, honey, this ain't 'Nashville.' Also, the music blows.

People say they want to know the truth,

but what they really want to know is that they already know the truth.

Too lazy

to be anything other than myself.

There's no God, but there's you.

Fearless - 8.5/10. A man survives a plane crash. His body makes it back to earth, but his soul is left to wander. There is a look in Jeff Bridges eyes of knowing that is something like Jesus must have had. The movie makes an interesting point, if I'm reading it right, that the only way to live is to know you can die. "Look behind you! Remember that you are but a man!," etc. Otherwise, we just wanderin'.

It needed more Arcade Fire.

Where The Wild Things Are - 7.5/10. A movie for kids, if kids were daft enough to get its message, which is sort of cynical of me to presume, I guess. Max is confronted with himself and is excited and aggravated and confused and bored in different measure. He's not so much a king as a parent, looking at himself and realizing that he needs to fucking grow up a little. The movie's about kids and how they do, but it's not about Childhood, and the Triumph of Imagination as suggested in that trailer, and I'm not asking that it be, but it doesn't feel final -- there was no crescendo, no grand realization, just that boredom that comes with playing a game too long. As a friend suggested, and I paraphrase -- it was a nice film, but I wanted a movie.

Friday, November 6, 2009

You ask

that I not be human.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's not going to stop.

So just give up.

Who was not only dull.

But the cause of dullness in others.

We dare to go into the world

where there are no names for anything.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Spending life ignoring

the other side of the story.

Spend a lifetime

as a model of the phrase.

Trying to sum it up

with one quotation.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Here is us.

On the raggedy edge.