Always reblog. This is the rhythm of my life.
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.Read more
Valhalla Rising ; Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn
And whilst on the subject of cinema…
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 ; Dir: Quentin Tarantino
Bastards (Claire Denis, 2013)
Working on it…
The Grandmaster, Wong Kar-Wai. Time to get my shit together for year-end.
"Like, is this really my life? Is it happening right now?”
I have so many more things to say about this that I’ll probably never say any of them. Also, Before Midnight is no longer my favourite movie of 2013 but there’s a compelling argument that says that the Before Trilogy is one of the three or four most significant filmmaking projects of all time.
Anyways, go watch this.