1. Night Moves (2013) dir. Kelly Reichardt
Reichardt is probably my favourite working American film director and Night Moves is fantastic. If you’re thinking there’s a connection to the Gene Hackman movie from the ’70s, there is, in a sorta vague link. Like her other films, this one deals with outsiders in nature and this is one slow, thrilling burn. The characters are great - Jess Eisenberg plays the creep so well here that you hate him 10 minutes into the film.  I LOVED this. Highly recommended.

    Night Moves (2013) dir. Kelly Reichardt

    Reichardt is probably my favourite working American film director and Night Moves is fantastic. If you’re thinking there’s a connection to the Gene Hackman movie from the ’70s, there is, in a sorta vague link. Like her other films, this one deals with outsiders in nature and this is one slow, thrilling burn. The characters are great - Jess Eisenberg plays the creep so well here that you hate him 10 minutes into the film.  I LOVED this. Highly recommended.

  2. Brooklyn Castle (2012) dir. Katie Dellamaggiore
This documentary is one of those feel-good films with great kids, inspiring teachers and maybe a little life lesson or two. This chess team from Brooklyn, where 78% of the students are living under the poverty line, isn’t the underdog in the world of chess, they’re balls-out champions and it’s inspiring to see their hard work and devotion. It’s the outside forces - school board cuts brought on by corrupt Wall street players - that is the bad guy here and it’s infuriating that a quality public education for everyone isn’t protected. 

    Brooklyn Castle (2012) dir. Katie Dellamaggiore

    This documentary is one of those feel-good films with great kids, inspiring teachers and maybe a little life lesson or two. This chess team from Brooklyn, where 78% of the students are living under the poverty line, isn’t the underdog in the world of chess, they’re balls-out champions and it’s inspiring to see their hard work and devotion. It’s the outside forces - school board cuts brought on by corrupt Wall street players - that is the bad guy here and it’s infuriating that a quality public education for everyone isn’t protected. 

  3. Grid - Perfume Genius

  4. Seeing Nora Everywhere - The New Yorker

  5. etsy:

    We can’t get enough of archival gifs. 

    itscolossal:

    Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress [Sponsor]

    Reblogged from: etsy
  6. Hard Day’s Night (1964)
This always seemed to be on MuchMusic when I was a teenager, but I just couldn’t stomach it because it seemed like a Monty Python movie (and I hate MP). Last night, I watched it and it is indeed full of goofy, MP-like British humour. It’s a stylish, good looking film with good music and cute boys in shaggy hair cuts but it’s not my cup of tea. 

    Hard Day’s Night (1964)

    This always seemed to be on MuchMusic when I was a teenager, but I just couldn’t stomach it because it seemed like a Monty Python movie (and I hate MP). Last night, I watched it and it is indeed full of goofy, MP-like British humour. It’s a stylish, good looking film with good music and cute boys in shaggy hair cuts but it’s not my cup of tea. 

  7. Brainwash - La Luz

  8. Terror of the Man - Cate Le Bon

  9. The Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Division of America

    robertreich:

    Detroit is the largest city ever to seek bankruptcy protection, so its bankruptcy is seen as a potential model for other American cities now teetering on the edge.

    But Detroit is really a model for how wealthier and whiter Americans escape the costs of public goods they’d otherwise share with…

    Reblogged from: robertreich
  10. kateordie:

    -teesa-:

    9.2.14

    I legitimately love this woman

    Reblogged from: unrational
  11. For Ellen (2012) dir. So Yong Kim
Paul Dano plays a failing rock singer who returns to his wintery hometown to sign divorce papers & custody papers. But this is a movie of 2 halves. The first half is all Dano - a tedious study of a life in a downward spiral, but the second half, when he spends a few hours with his daughter who he’s never met before, is awkwardly sweet and touching. There’s a winter chill to this movie that never really warms up. Interesting but whisper thin.  

    For Ellen (2012) dir. So Yong Kim

    Paul Dano plays a failing rock singer who returns to his wintery hometown to sign divorce papers & custody papers. But this is a movie of 2 halves. The first half is all Dano - a tedious study of a life in a downward spiral, but the second half, when he spends a few hours with his daughter who he’s never met before, is awkwardly sweet and touching. There’s a winter chill to this movie that never really warms up. Interesting but whisper thin.  

  12. Out of the Furnace (2013)
This film looks good, makes great use of light and the small town rust belt setting, and yet you could pretty much dig this film’s grave during the grim strains of Eddie Vedder caterwauling over the opening credits. It’s like a mini Deer Hunter with a strong ensemble cast but neither its moody and engaging style nor Casey Affleck can hold up this clunky chunker. 

    Out of the Furnace (2013)

    This film looks good, makes great use of light and the small town rust belt setting, and yet you could pretty much dig this film’s grave during the grim strains of Eddie Vedder caterwauling over the opening credits. It’s like a mini Deer Hunter with a strong ensemble cast but neither its moody and engaging style nor Casey Affleck can hold up this clunky chunker. 

  13. The Dog (2013) dir. Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren
An interesting story & a couple of crazy personalities does not a good documentary make. 

    The Dog (2013) dir. Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren

    An interesting story & a couple of crazy personalities does not a good documentary make. 

  14. Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2013) dir. Sophie Huber
A gorgeous movie about HDS’s face - a face with stories to tell, but he doesn’t give away too much in this documentary. He sings several folk songs, talks a bit and smokes too much. I loved it. 

    Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2013) dir. Sophie Huber

    A gorgeous movie about HDS’s face - a face with stories to tell, but he doesn’t give away too much in this documentary. He sings several folk songs, talks a bit and smokes too much. I loved it. 

  15. Another Thin Man (1939)

    Reblogged from: drivinon9
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