I have to admit, I had skepticism about watching the film, Hugo, after my loyalty for Martin Scorsese had slightly diminished after The Departed, for reasons that I won’t go into detail about lest I start another debate about Infernal Affairs. I finally watched the movie tonight and I have to say it is such a fantastic movie. The opening sequences are so visually dynamic and beautiful that it’s difficult not to take your eyes […]
Two things I can’t get enough of lately, Youth Lagoon’s album and Submarine. I’ve probably watched this four times already this month. It’s one of the smartest and endearing coming-of-age films I’ve seen in a while. A favorite scene of mine. The [unofficial] Youth Lagoon video for 17 is a bit silly, but beautifully shot.
The Houston Cinema Arts Festival was back in town these past few days and I was able to catch a matinee screening of this awesome performance by Miwa Matreyek. Myth & Infrastructure was so visually beautiful and magical, the way the scenes flowed organically and seamlessly into one another accompanied by a lush and ethereal soundtrack. I really loved everything about it. Watch snippets of it here. Yesterday, I, along with a full house of […]
Having a low key Halloween this year. A few classic films like Practical Magic, and Something Wicked This Way Comes and some kettle corn to chill with tonight. These watercolor stills form Fantasia are so awesome and sublime.
Two end of the world films that I have been dying to see this year. (I love how the film posters are so similar too!) Another Earth had a limited showing in Houston that I totally missed out on, so I really cannot wait until November when the DVD is released and also when Melancholia comes out in theaters. I love Kirsten Dunst, especially when she does more dramatic roles, and I’ve heard very fantastic […]
These scenes always make me swoon and reminds me of this Neruda poem that I love. I want to know if you come with me toward not walking and not speaking. I want no communication; finally going with someone to see pure air, rays of light over the daily sea or a landbound object and finally having nothing to trade without goods to furnish as the colonizers had, exchanging coupons for silence. I […]
I love stop-motion.