10/10. The perfect finish to Mother’s Day was going to see this film. We absolutely loved it and haven’t laughed that loudly or that much in ages. Even blinked back tears a few times too. Also fantastic to be in a theatre again, the last time was seven months ago, on my birthday. Amazing to have family members who are willing and able to watch Asha a bit so Dylan and I can go on a rare date. Literally everything about this movie is great. It’s in my top ten best films list and Dylan said he believes it’s his favourite film of all time, out of all the films we’ve ever seen. Obviously highly recommending, I’d go see it again in a heartbeat.
Taylour Paige is beautiful and a good actress and Janicza Bravo is a good director. ZOLA has a pretty great backstory which makes for a pretty great film. Reminds me a little bit of American Honey and Tangerine, two other films we loved. Riley Keough is also good in ZOLA as is an uproarious Colman Domingo. Fun as well to have Nicholas Braun play the hapless pathetic loser boyfriend, though he’ll always be Greg to me. Like Idris Elba will always be Stringer Bell and Viggo Mortensen will always be Aragorn. Anyway ZOLA is an engaging and entertaining movie. Recommended viewing.
We watched Brandon Cronenberg’s new film POSSESSOR and it was fucking good. Brandon was Dylan’s childhood best friend growing up so we are rooting for him. Also of course Brandon’s father David Cronenberg was one of our favourite directors and we both grew up admiring his work. All these details are part of the many reasons how I knew Dylan was the person for me. POSSESSOR is the perfect film for the son of David Cronenberg to make. It’s excellent. Great work. Recommended.
Soul is wonderful, touching and beautiful. Very moving. Recommended.
Recently we watched The Lovebirds starring Issa Rae and Kumail Ali Nanjiani and it was so funny we cried, our stomachs hurt from laughing. At one point we even had to stop the film and stand in the middle of the living room, throw our heads back and really get the laughs out, deep long belly laughs as we doubled over and clutched at each other. Suffice to say the film is hilarious, absurd, ridiculously funny. So refreshing and heartening too, to experience cinema starring a black woman and a brown man as the romantic leads and to have them be central to the story instead of just token characters. We love Issa Rae and Kumail Ali Nanjiani, they’re two of our favourite entertainers. What a great movie.
Shivers is mad. Like how do you produce work that’s that creative, interesting, fucked up and original, way before everyone else, way different than everyone else, and coming out of somewhere as placid as Canada. The Canadian Arts Council even funded his work despite its twisted and envelope pushing nature. So inspiring and impressive. Fuck yeah David Cronenberg.
Real love for this movie, it’s one of the best we’ve seen in years. Fantastic work, after we finished viewing, we were all fired up. I cannot praise this film enough.
“You are haunting. You look like an avocado had sex with an older, more disgusting avocado. But not nice sex, more like hatefucking.” WEASEL
I love that somebody busted out with this movie. One of the best underground films we’ve seen in a while, and a fantastic debut feature.
I’m stunned by what a masterpiece this movie is. From Babel, Biutiful, and Birdman to this, Alejandro González Iñárritu is a king. Also, I’m not normally very much into Leonardo DiCaprio, but his performance here might finally get him that Oscar, and he’ll deserve it. The Revenant will probably be nominated for Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor to Tom Hardy. It should also earn nominations for Best Sound, Editing, Art Direction, and Photography. Extra badass points for the understated score by Alva Noto, Bryce Dessner and Ryuichi Sakamoto. This film is really wonderful. It’s breathtaking, brutal, and beautiful.
It’s bad enough to make an awful film, but to make an awful film 3 hours long? Brutal. Quentin Tarantino, what happened to you? The apparent idea was to quit at ten films, before the films started to suck. Sadly, the limit should’ve been set to seven.
Finally going to see White God this weekend and holy shit am I keen, I’ve only been looking forward to this film for about a thousand million years. Going to see it with the one person from my circle that might actually be even more unreasonably obsessed with dogs than me. Films and dogs, what more could a woman want. Also Dylan comes home tonight, which of course I am additionally much looking forward to, and I should probably throw “husbands” onto the Guaranteed Happiness List too.
Jesus christ crazy motherfucking film. Saw it so long ago watching it again was like the first time. The film aged beautifully which is saying much. Many films we thought were awesome and cool when we were too young and full of ourselves to properly really decide such things have aged atrociously. See The Crow. Videodrome on the other hand is very much still a yes. I admire and prefer Cronenberg’s earlier films to the later works. Shit is fucked up and really great. Long live the new flesh!
I was worried the 8 million accolades from seemingly every living critic would oversell this film but we loved it. Beautifully shot and with a gentle pacing, The Coen Brothers are almost too good at what they do, they make nearly everyone else seem like beginners. Inside Llewyn Davis is poignant and poetic, the cast is great, as is the script and story. The Coen Brothers are equally good at seriousness as they are at humour. “Where’s his scrotum, Llewyn? Where’s his scrotum!” This film is wonderful.
Charming, funny, and in many ways great. Loved the monkey, the doting ninja cop father was wonderfully good and adored the main character’s big lug of a lonely sweet Tackle Shop dad. Those fishing metaphors. Damn. Tomorrow we’ll watch the sequel.
I’ve seen this five times now.
Incredibly special work.
The poster for this film plastered large upon the outside wall of the theater as we entered proclaimed it to be “the greatest animated film the cinema has ever seen.” I thought such assertions was maybe overstating things but now that I’ve seen the film, I think the critic is possibly right or at very least, he isn’t at all wide of the mark. The Wind Rises is affecting, thoughtful, poignant and very wonderful, it had us smiling and giggling and laughing almost the entire way and by the final twenty minutes, we were sniffling and quietly crying. Also, the mysterious “Good German” character sounded in pronunciation and in prose so precisely exactly like Werner Herzog, I could not help but privately excitedly remark and take note. Of course when the credits rolled, I was delighted actually to be right. The Wind Rises is an animated antiwar love story and though I know it’s only March, I think this might already be the best and my favourite film of the year. Miyazaki is the master. This is his final film and it’s as quietly powerful as it is magnificent. Beautiful work. Highest marks.