Just returned from seeing Before Midnight at the gorgeous State Theatre with fellow Linklater fangirl, last-baudelaire. There is much to say, but I don’t wish to spoil anything, so I’ll refrain from waxing lyrical for the moment. However, I will say three things: 1) BM definitely feels like a necessary, intelligent progression of the Before series (hurrah), 2) Julie Delpy is fucking hilarious and 3) be prepared to be hit right in the feels.
That is all.
At long last, I have experienced the much-hyped phenomenon that was Drive. Expectations were high and not quite met, but that’s ok. The fact that I’d heard so much about it already meant that the movie held few surprises - obviously not a failing of the film, but unfortunately I think it detracted from the ‘freshness’ of my experience. I held some reservations about the overt arthouse-ness (such…excessively long…pauses), but on the whole I loved it. I can see where the ‘style over substance’ accusations against Refn might be coming from, and if it lacks the restraint of Drive, I can understand why the critical reaction to Only God Forgives has been so brutally negative. But man, given the levels of stylistic creativity and control on display in Drive, it’s hard to be too concerned about a shortfall in ‘substance’… Anyway, this is probably all old news to the rest of the film-watching population, I’m going to go belatedly obsess over this movie and its soundtrack elsewhere now.
Also: GOING TO SEE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!!11!@
not watching arrested development because my country doesn’t have netflix
I am in a state of ineffectual rage and despair
JUST BOUGHT TICKETS TO SEE BEFORE MIDNIGHT AT THE SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL NEXT MONTH I AM HIGH ON LIFE
zomgmouse replied to your photo: Hollywood Costume exhibition at Melbourne’s…
How much of a split would you say there was between the modern era and Old Hollywood? I’m not so interested in the former, and it seemed like they really put emphasis on it to attract big audiences.
About a quarter of the costumes are from films pre-1970, and they are great selections at that. There’s a few Edith Head pieces, a couple of Marlene Dietrich’s outfits, the Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress, the Seven Year Itch dress, Ben-Hur’s robe, John Wayne’s costume from The Searchers, the GWTW curtain dress…worth your time, even if you’re not that fussed about the newer stuff, which makes up most of the exhibition.
Do you guys remember when Britney Spears had her own movie? DO YOU?