Tag: Films

  • Movies Watched, April 2022

    Movies Watched, April 2022

    A little late to write this, but saw a few notable films that I really enjoyed and expanded a few trailing thoughts thatโ€™s been living in my brain this last month. The weather is generally getting nicer. Iโ€™m very surprised that for once in my fourteen years of living in New York, that we are finally in the middle of the longest Spring Iโ€™ve ever experienced here.

  • Movies Watched, Feb. 2022

    Movies Watched, Feb. 2022

    The weather has become increasingly unexpected, even for New York. The world continues to spiral in terrifying ways, with no clear sign that it would change directions at least in the short term. I keep thinking about the work that you need to do to keep bitterness and hopelessness at bay. I keep thinking about staying steady about being numb or oblivious. I should remember to pick up some allergy medication, starting to feel like Spring may come a bit early.

  • Movies Watched, Jan. 2022

    Movies Watched, Jan. 2022

    Another year, another set of great movies to look forward to! One of my aspirations is to watch at least a movie a week this year, to keep my movie watching consistent. Then again, I am also fighting against a huge backlog of reading and gaming. Here goes!

  • Movies Watched, Mar. 2021

    Movies Watched, Mar. 2021

    Ok, my mood was definitely pretty low throughout March. Was mostly unable to really watch movies, or hold my attention to play video games even.

  • Movies Watched, Jan. 2021

    Movies Watched, Jan. 2021

    Getting back into it.

  • Scraps: Movies Watched, Jan. 2020

    Definitely dropped the ball in the last couple of months of last year. Going to try harder this year, hopefully. Here goes. Watched a lot of movies on the plane between Japan and New York, which accounts for all the randoms in the list. Hoping to carve out a more intentional time to see films […]

  • Scraps: Movies Watched, Oct. 2019

    Pengabdi Setan (Satanโ€™s Slaves) Was so excited for this, only to be slightly disappointed. A fun romp, but didnโ€™t expect it to be as hoakey as it was. There was no stakes, and it made the whole thing feel flat. Spiderman: Far from Home I mean, was entertaining, and Tom Holland is way hot. Appreciate […]

  • Scraps: “Barry Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”

    Director: Ang Lee Really wished that I had seen this in the movie theater. Feels cohesive in his trilogy of American life (Brokeback Mountain, Taking Woodstock.) The ugliness and superficial feeling from the way the film is shot really captures the obscene, excess setting of the Super Bowl. Felt like an uneven and strange film. […]

  • Scraps: “Crazy Rich Asians”

    Director: Jon M. Chu It wasn’t perfect but it was a lot of fun. The film seemed to take on too much expectations on its very small shoulders. People seem to don’t realize that the director’s filmography includes Step Up 2, Step Up 3D and the Now See Me films. Its problems and failures seem […]

  • Scraps: “My Beautiful Laundrette”

    Director: Stephen Frears Didn’t expect the film to have the tone that it does. In an interview with Criterion, the screenwriter (Hanif Kureishi) refers to Frears’ style to be ‘operatic.’ Mirrors used as a way to reveal and hide at the same time. Tana showing Omar her breasts during the scene where all the men […]