watching: A Royal Affair (2012)

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)”

watching: The Box Trolls (2014)

There’s only so much we can cram into a lifetime, and I wish I would have realized sooner that working for a company making stop-motion animation sounds pretty cool. There’s only a handful of people making a living at it (and even those, pretty off and on), but you know, I might as well beContinue reading “watching: The Box Trolls (2014)”

watching: The Wind Rises (2013)

Our house eagerly awaits each new Hayao Miyazaki movie, and every year he has not retired seems like such a blessing on the world. I admit we are greedy and do not want him ever to retire, because even though the list of his accomplishments is long, there would always be the unanswered: What mightContinue reading “watching: The Wind Rises (2013)”

watching: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

I hate to admit that the only Wes Anderson film I’ve seen before now is Fantastic Mr. Fox, The (2009). My bad. Absurdism is something that had a vogue in the films in the 1960s, a short-lived vogue, and it’s sort of a shame it surfaces so rarely now, particularly when so many parts ofContinue reading “watching: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)”