I would be alone if not for you
The Pine on the Corner, 1990
Concrete Ball, 2003
Boy Falling from Tree, 2010
Crooked Path, 1991
The Well, 1989
Bad Goods, 1985
Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
It’s a mesmerizing story - a great street photographer discovered posthumously by a guy who placed a bid on some film rolls at an auction. The documentary tries to figure out who Vivian Maier was and discovers a bit of a paradox - an aloof loner vs a bold, opinionated nanny. But while we’re trying to figure out the who, the film travels into stickier territory, namely how to place value on art, and the ethics of exposing the private. I enjoyed the film, Maier’s photographs are wonderful and really do speak about who she was and how she saw the world, but I also felt a little uneasy about the intrusion into a life that she tried so hard to conceal.
A powerful documentary that feels like a thriller. Lots of great archival footage, smartly animated court transcripts and interviews with past Sea World trainers. Worth watching.
Blue Jasmine (2013) dir. Woody Allen
A Woody Allen film that doesn’t feel like one. It feels fresh and contemporary and it addresses class and politics. There is such good acting here from all cast members and Cate Blanchett is especially both terrifying and heartbreaking in this film. It’s not a very likeable film and it’s almost cruel and more than a little depressing, and yet here I go liking it a lot.
Nightmare Alley (1947)
A fun little noir about carnies, cons, bums and spiritualists. The slapped on Hollywood ending is a bit of an eye-roller, but it’s a strange enjoyable ride.
Her (2013) dir. Spike Jonz
A sci-fi movie about love where men wear super high waisted pants and everyone lives in fantastic apartments. I didn’t buy the future-ness of this film, but its heart is in the right place.
When our actions become a reflection of our character, we lean more heavily toward the moral and generous choices. Over time it can become part of us.
A good read with lovely illustrations.
If you don’t have room for a baby monkey on your blog you’re running the wrong kind of blog.
Monkey hugs for all!