Destroy All Monsters: BOYHOOD And The Experience Of Now

"In Boyhood we’re always ‘here now,’ with no moody dissolves or title cards to dog-ear the pages of the book. Thiths is boyhood, and this, I think, is the point."

In which I contemplate being, time, filmmaking, and being in the moment, by way of Richard Linklater’s masterpiece Boyhood. Read more

On Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, The Wrath of God; words by Roger Ebert, video by Kevin B. Lee.

The Hidden Fortress // dir. Akira Kurosawa

Almost everything I ever needed to learn about action cinema was taught to me in this sequence.

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The Dreamers
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

The Dreamers has a weirdly impressive life on Tumblr - can’t figure out why oh wait yes I can.

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The Dreamers

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

The Dreamers has a weirdly impressive life on Tumblr - can’t figure out why oh wait yes I can.

Always reblog. This is the rhythm of my life.

Watched: Frances Ha, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Crash Reel

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Here we are at the end of all things, or at least, the end of 2013; which, according to your personal definitions, may or may not have been a cursed year. It wasn’t a stellar year for moviegoing - my top 9 drops in a few hours, and I’ll probably ruminate further on the year’s serious failings from a cinematic perspective on both Mamo! and Destroy All Monsters - and sifting through the rubble to find the gems became a chore this year more often than not. Every year, the end-of-year race to close all the loops and catch all the potential listmakers starts to feel more and more like completing a term paper on an all-nighter the day it’s due. 

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Valhalla Rising [2009]; Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn

And whilst on the subject of cinema…

kebinleee:

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 [2003]; Dir: Quentin Tarantino

branduponthebrain:

Bastards (Claire Denis, 2013)

Working on it…

branduponthebrain:

Bastards (Claire Denis, 2013)

Working on it…

The Grandmaster, Wong Kar-Wai. Time to get my shit together for year-end.