Daily notes 2015-Q1

Re-watching: V/H/S/2
And we all know why a person would return to V/H/S/2.

I thought V/H/S was incredibly weak – those mumblecore guys, they only know how to be “slight” – so I had essentially written off any future V/H/S films. Out of sheer frustration at the lack of found footage material left for me to watch, I put on V/H/S/2 to see if anything was up. Not only is it an improvement generally (higher caliber filmmakers, higher budgets, better stories – you could stumble backwards into a better story than the ones from the first film), but it features a genuinely excellent episode directed by Gareth Evans called “Safe Haven,” in which a documentary film crew unwittingly visits an apocalyptic Indonesian blood cult. Epy Kusnandar sells the dogmatist – oversells, in the best way.

Re-watching: [REC]

Currently watching: Sinister
I do find myself liking the idea that ghosts move in slow motion – other than that I’m very displeased with you, Derrickson!
Horrible marriage… really hope it doesn’t survive the end of the film…vlcsnap-00053vlcsnap-00056vlcsnap-00057

Currently watching: The Cabin in the Woods
Enjoying this a little too much – but irreverence goes a long fucking way.

Oh, just in case anybody’s wondering… the film reviews on this site? I can’t bear to read a single one of them anymore, and I’ll completely understand if don’t as well.

Currently watching: Bird People

Currently watching: Two Days, One Night
Clean and safe looking neighborhood in Liège, Belgium.  My main question is: why is somebody so sensitive, so fragile, working in a factory?  Clearly desperation is a major factor, but outside of this former breakdown of hers I don’t have the impression her entire life was a mess until then.  And how did this breakdown occur..? ARGH.  She’s really very talented. vlcsnap-00004

02-13 ephemera -She may be very talented, but I’m dubious about giving Marion Cotillard too much credit. -Come around, now think Arrested Development’s fourth season is easily its best. Disappointed viewers are such pussies and they’ll be returning to the old format next time. – 02-12 I’m actually looking at the list of Oscar noms for the first time – terribly fucking dull. How do you give Boyhood an Original Screenplay award..? So I guess it’s going to be Birdman, the Being John Malkovich of fifteen years later. Do I have any interest in seeing this ‘Wild‘ film..? Of course not. “The Theory of Everything“? Specifically avoided. And I swear to god – this Meryl Streep thing? Is it literally just a joke at this point? 02-04 Re-watched: Occult And here are Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s pictures of the mysterious hieroglyphs he’s been studying at Ohiruyama.Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.45.46 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.45.52 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.45.57 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.02 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.05 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.13 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.16 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.20 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.23 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.26 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.29 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.45 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.48 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.51 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.54 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.46.58 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.47.01 AM Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.49.11 AM

and then I did this

Currently watching: Listen Up Philip
Wes Anderson with a pulse.

Currently watching: Boyhood

Just finished: Nightcrawler
Thanks Big G. Kind of shocked at how well people are reviewing this given the level of Little G’s competence (big positive move would be deleting/replacing that score).vlcsnap-00011


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