Movie Quote of the Day – Only Lovers Left Alive, 2014 (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
Eve: How can you’ve lived for so long and still not get it? This self-obsession is a waste of living. It could be spent on surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness and friendship, and dancing! . . . You have been pretty lucky in love though, if I may say so.
Movie Quote of the Day – We Need to Talk About Kevin, 2011 (dir. Lynne Ramsay)
Eva: Haven’t you ever wished you had somebody else around to play with?
Eva: You might like it.
Kevin: What if I don’t like it?
Eva: Then you get used to it.
Kevin: Just because you’re used to something doesn’t mean you like it. You’re used to me.
Eva: Yes, well, in a few months we’re all gonna get used to somebody new.
Joan Crawford, Indies and Docs: March 2014 in Films
March was a pretty good month. I picked up from last month and managed to watch just slightly more than a film a day, so everything feels much more normal. I also saw a lot of great new and rep releases in theaters during the month – and coming up in just over a week is the TCM Film Festival! That’s going to be fabulous, as it always is. I continued with Female Filmmaker Friday, and I hope y’all have been enjoying reading that feature as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I’ve also watch A LOT of Joan Crawford movies. I didn’t make it through all of the ones I brought home from work to watch (still have six more!), but my total for Miss Crawford is now up to 51 movies! I’m gonna do what I can to see the rest by the end of the year. Wish me luck! Anyways, as always, the full list of what I watched is after the cut, as well as a few stand out favorites.
Female Filmmaker Friday: Orlando, 1992 (dir. Sally Potter)
We’re entering the third month of the Female Filmmaker Friday feature. I hope I have introduced y’all to some great cinema and hope to keep doing for a long time! The more I read about the abysmal numbers of women behind the scenes in cinema, the more I realize we need to rally around the few who have gotten to make films, make them as well-known as their male contemporaries and ignite a spark in the younger generation of women to carry the torch and not give up. If I help in that in any way, I will. That said, this week I am writing about Sally Potter’s Orlando, which I just saw for a first time a few weeks back. I used to own the Virginia Woolf book on which it is based, but somehow never read it.
Movie Quote of the Day – Orlando, 1992 (dir. Sally Potter)
Movie Quote of the Day – Michael Clayton, 2007 (dir. Tony Gilroy)
Michael Clayton: You’re so fucked.
Karen Crowder: What?
Michael Clayton: You’re fucked.
Karen Crowder: What do you mean?
Michael Clayton: Take a wild guess.
Karen Crowder: I don’t understand.
Michael Clayton: Let me get a picture while I’m at it.
Karen Crowder: You don’t want the money?
Michael Clayton: Keep the money. You’ll need it.
Scorsese’s “Hugo” Named Best Film of the Year by the National Board of Review
I very rarely agree 100% with the NBR, but this year’s list is pretty decent, though I still need to see a handful of their choices.. They always include Eastwood, no matter what the consensus is on his films, though. I still haven’t seen J. Edgar, so I can’t comment just yet. I’m happy to see Drive on their list, but a little miffed to see the final Harry Potter on there, because from a stand-alone film point-of-view it failed miserably.