trying to merge my social life w/ my film life
Feel a lil' weird about this movie. I've been going over all of this in my head the past couple days and it was enormously difficult to get it down in writing.
The original Top Gun is not a good movie, but it has become a great one. Certain moments from it are forever etched onto to the American cultural consciousness, and images from the movie have stayed with me even though I remember being rather bored when I saw…
The projector abruptly turned off during the end credits, during the instrumental of "America," which honestly was more of a gut punch than anything that happened in the actual movie.
Anyway, a very interesting experience seeing Steven Spielberg's West Side Story at the AMC theater in Lincoln Square, which is built directly on top of where the film is set. We see a 68th and Broadway street sign early on and that's literally where this AMC is located. Tony Kushner's…
Brief review of the Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition at the MoMA — portraits and party photos terrific, forays into abstract photography pales in comparison to William Klein's earlier experiments. Everyone was taking pictures of the Frank Ocean portrait, and it's indeed a beautiful photo. Nice to see it in a larger size.
Was really great to see this in Village East's opulent Jaffe Art Theatre. Truly beautiful space to see (what is to me) a bad movie.
It gives me no pleasure to say that Licorice Pizza did almost nothing for me. It's been getting a ton of praise, especially from people whose opinions generally track with my own. And I just feel like I watched an entirely different film. Could not wait for this to end.
Hated the script. It starts…
There are some movies where, after the first time I saw it, liked it but had major quibbles. Then it simmered in my mind for a couple days, then thought that maybe I love this film. So of course I have to see it again and then after second viewing it becomes an unqualified favorite.
Ad Astra is one of those. I have come to accept the voiceover and understand its place in the narrative, though I still think it…