While I’m sitting painting, I like to watch old shows. Four Star Playhouse is from the mid-1950s, sharing episodic stories utilizing the same actors in different roles. Dick Powell, Ida Lupino, David Niven, Charles Boyer. Some of the stories are outstanding. I love how Ida Lupino acts in wildly different roles–sometimes I have to ask,Continue reading “watching: Four Star Playhouse, episode”
It’s too bad few people make movies like this anymore. One hour and five minutes, and it has a wonderful message.
I’m posting this one without commentary, because the movie speaks for itself. Powerful and heart-moving, and well worth your time.
“This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.” That phrase enters my mind quite often. It makes me think about whether what I am doing is useful, or purposeful, or necessary. We only have so many minutes. Do I really want to use any one of them doing this particular thing?Continue reading “watching: Fight Club (1999)”
UPDATE: Finished with season one, and while I liked it, the book is MUCH more engrossing and worth your time. I’m a little late to this party, because we just got Hulu and I was doing the initial poking around to see what is there and stumbled across The Terror. I know I’m behind theContinue reading “watching: AMC’s The Terror (2018)”
I admit I totally did not *get* Fantastic Mr. Fox the first ten times I watched it. (When you have a child, movies get re-played). But then on the 11th viewing, the light went off *BING* and I Totally Got It. It was brilliant. The first Wes Anderson movie I watched was The Life AquaticContinue reading “happy dance”
I was working on a full day of painting, and it always helps to put in a movie to give the brain something else to think about. The Age of Adaline (2015) was one I sort-of remember hearing, “That’s a good one,” but then it passed off my radar. I noticed it at the library,Continue reading “watching: The Age of Adaline (2015)”
Ikiru is 2hr23mins of subtitles. I have to say that first, because in today’s world, that’s a big time investment where you can’t do anything but follow along. Still, it’s on Critereon’s classic list for a reason. The story follows snippets of the protagonist’s life after he learns he has 6 months left to live.Continue reading “watching: Ikiru (1952)”
We went to see Kubo and the Two Strings today, because even though it seems to be under-advertised, we knew it was made by Laika (who also made Coraline, and The BoxTrolls) and we love everything they do–so yeah, let’s go see it on the big screen! We didn’t know what to expect, but when you’reContinue reading “watching: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)”
A Royal Affair (2012) was a movie that somehow slipped by me in 2012, probably because it’s Danish. I certainly never heard of it, but our small-town theater doesn’t play half of what’s available. And you know what? I loved it. I only mention the movies here that I love. I hate movies that leaveContinue reading “watching: A Royal Affair (2012)”