I like that Haneke got nominated even if I don't like him so far. I actually have plans to see Amour tonight. Also, I'm glad that Phoenix got nominated for The Master, even if all of its non-acting snubs are confirmation that I don't need to take this year's race seriously.
Similarly, Letters From Iwo Jima was fully in Japanese, but it was produced by Warner Bros. Also not eligible.
The rule of "each country submits one film for Oscar consideration" needs to be euthanized, in my opinion. There are years where one country produces several highlights, yet the choice of which one is even an option for the Oscar voters to nominate (and thus provide with a significant financial boosting) is up to the governments? Might as well put up a "Corruption welcome here!" sign.
Speaking of foreign films and the Oscars, I am still pissed that Waltz With Bashir didn't win for Best Animated Feature. That film hit me very hard - i really need to see it again. it sat with me for a long time though.
2/13/16 - Black Sabbath @ Mandalay Bay Events Center 2/25/16 - Carly Rae Jepson @ Fonda 3/18/16 - Clint Mansell @ Theater at Ace Hotel //
3/19/16 - Blanck Mass @ Resident // 3/25/16 - Joanna Newsom @ Orpheum // 3/26/16 - Greg Dulli @ Teragram Ballroom //4/7/16- Basement/Turnstile/Defeater/Colleen Green @ Echoplex
4/13/16 - Underworld @ Fox Theater // 5/7/16 - Napalm Death/Melvins/Melt Banana @ Troubadour // 6/1/16 - At The Drive In @ Palladium
Anyone read this NYT article? Schrader, Ellis, and Lohan make a movie:
Wow... just wow.
Hell, I need to get around to reading a Bret Easton Ellis novel. He's sleazy.
Holy shit Django. It's like seeing Pulp Fiction for the first time. Best acting ever. Can't even begin to articulate.
Dude, Waltz's character was so fucking sharp and hilarious. And DiCaprio was the epitomy of a spoild, sadistic plantation owner. And Samuel L. played his character so well that I didn't even realize it was him till it was explained to me after the movie.
So violent and so well made. And the rap music! Just awesome
Agreed. It's sad the academy hates Leo so much cause he easily could've snubbed an oscar with that performance.
Has anyone seen Hitchcock yet? I have all the screeners and was thinking about watching that one tonight...thoughts?
It's a recreation of a scene from a movie called Psycho. It's about moms.
We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.
The live actor Bates motel portion of the Universal Studios tour was hands down the best part of the entire park. Psycho is playing this Wednesday at the South Coast Village if you’re arsed. I may be arsed.
And there is a new TV show coming out showing a proposed pre-film Mother/Son relationship: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bates_M...28TV_series%29
Not remotely. It's NOT good to see it getting awards love (outside of the acting), and if you will remember, I didn't hold Zeitlin's whiteness against him. His privileged background only registered because the movie is horseshit. But I have passionately defended his effort in spite of his execution.
In spite of some genuinely brilliant moments, I loathed Amour. I'll try to talk about it tomorrow. My Haneke problem is alive and well.
Past few weeks I've seen
Zero Dark Thirty
Enjoyed all of them and would recommend. Especially django and zero dark thirty. Favorite movies of the year
OUTKAST, Black Hippy, Ryan Hemsworth, Pleasurekraft, Shlohmo, TNGHT, Action Bronson, Flylo/Captain Murphy, Jamie xx, DJ Funeral, Lone, Cashmere Cat, De La Soul, Chief Keef, Flosstradamus,
Nothing like revisiting 400 Blows... Has to be in my top 5 of all time. I hadn't seen it in like 4 years and I missed it so much.
About to go on a huge Truffaut kick I can feel it. Amazing storyteller, amazing sense of humor
1/15 - Erykah Badu - Brooklyn Bowl - LV
1/30 - Julia Holter - Terragram Ballroom - LA
3/4-3/6 - Singapore Jazz Fest - Marina Bay Sands - SG
Okay, let's try this now.
It says a great deal about my experiences with Michael Haneke that I could walk out of Amour feeling it's the best of his four films I've seen....and yet my first public comments on it are