I would be alone if not for you
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!
Still the Same - Bob Seger (live)
This song is clearly amazing but this live performance is great - Bob smiles a lot and I *think* he’s wearing slippers.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) dir. Cohen Brothers
This film is a bit of a grower. I saw it a few weeks ago & it still finds a corner of my brain to crawl into and twitch. Thoughts of art and music and integrity and not finding success. It’s a pretty plotless, wandering melancholy film with a pretty amazing cat and incredible cinematography that feels warm and scratchy like a wool blanket.