Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) | YES, good-films-season is finally upon us and this one is pretty fucking incredible.
Happy Monday! Here’s a photo of Sophia Loren making pizza.
things to look forward to on Fridays: The Knick. so beautifully shot.
This Is Where I Leave You (2014) | a talented cast wasted on a completely unfunny regurgitation of Elizabethtown.
Obvious Child (2014) | it’s not perfect, but it’s a rarity to find solid storytelling in a film (indie or otherwise, but probably more likely indie) that is rooted in real life with characters so empathetic.
Gone Girl (2014) | David Fincher has crafted yet another amazing thriller, but this time, he’s also embraced the batshit, Fatal Attraction-levels of lunacy of the source material and actually turned it into something disturbingly hilarious.
Pawn Sacrifice (2014) | first of all, Edward Zwick made an indie film (!). sadly, it’s not very good—unless you like watching Tobey Maguire shouting for two hours as a completely unsympathetic Bobby Fischer, tortured chess genius.
Maps to the Stars (2014) | there’s a lot to like about this fucked up, twisted story, but sadly, the ending doesn’t do the clever setup justice.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) | since it was supposed to be a double feature telling the story from His perspective and Her perspective, needless to say, this is not what Ned Benson and co had envisioned. having worked on the film, it has a special place in my heart, but looking at this condensed version objectively, the story feels hollow, choppy, and reeks of white privilege melodrama. the Him and Her versions come out next month, and while I’m interested to see how the gimmick works, i’m still contemplating whether i want to sit through another two versions of this story…
woke up to a gorgeously gloomy morning and want it to be “fall” weather so badly here after the #LAHeatStorm (yes, it was oppressive). also i want to be able to change up my wardrobe and say, maybe, get a lovely coat like this one from Emerson Fry.