distractions of lola

Oct 17

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) | YES, good-films-season is finally upon us and this one is pretty fucking incredible.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) | YES, good-films-season is finally upon us and this one is pretty fucking incredible.

Oct 16

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Oct 14

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Oct 13

afi-afifest:

Happy Monday! Here’s a photo of Sophia Loren making pizza.

afi-afifest:

Happy Monday! Here’s a photo of Sophia Loren making pizza.

Oct 11

things to look forward to on Fridays: The Knick. so beautifully shot. 

things to look forward to on Fridays: The Knick. so beautifully shot. 

Oct 10

This Is Where I Leave You (2014) | a talented cast wasted on a completely unfunny regurgitation of Elizabethtown. 

This Is Where I Leave You (2014) | a talented cast wasted on a completely unfunny regurgitation of Elizabethtown. 

Oct 07

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. 

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. 

Oct 05

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Oct 03

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.  

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.  

Sep 26

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. 

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. 

Sep 25

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. 

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…

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…

Sep 19

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.

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.