|Chasing rivers in the reel-whirled round-up of cheats + departures to finish last||
17 March 2021> Last night rewatched Inside Llewyn Davis... didn't really get it the 1st time, thought it was kinda boring + still think the same... guess he's an intresting charactor but every 1 in the movie (including him) are complete assholes to the point where it just doesn't seem realistic (specially in the '60s). They (Cohen bros) shd of made just a movie abuot Ulysses the cat(s). Tonight watched The Chase (1966) wich we'd never even herd of but has Brando, Fonda + Redford in it. Strange after ILD (where every scene the camraw is focused on Llewyn Davis) cuz The Chase is more about this fucked-up Texas town where every 1 just wants to party + cheat on their spouses + every 1 is racist + hates outlaws, rich people + even the sheriff (played by Brando, who is the only respectable character in the whole film).
19 Mar> 1st watched The River (1997), a Taiwanese film that was 1 of the most disturbing flicks weave ever seen... we of course watched it cuz of the title, but it don't have much to do w/ a river, perhaps the guy's neck injury stems from playing dead (for a movie w/in the movie) in a stream/ drainage ditch @ the beginning or maybe "river" refers to the flow of chi w/in the fucked-up charactors? Afters such a bleak, disturbing movie we needed something lighter so rewatched Dazed + Confused (for maybe the 3rd or 4th time)... again, bet no 1 else has ever paired those 2 movies together as a dubble feature?
23 Mar> Haven't been good about logging our movies... last night watched A River's Last Chance, a documentary about the Eel river in northern California. We tried to watch that college admissions scandal movie on Netflix but they kept showing annoying re-enactments (played by Matthew Modine) that seemed to glorify Rick Springer (makes u wonder if he's getting kickback from the flick?)... it's both intresting + sickening tho, just how pervasive cheating has become in all facets of our society, culminating in our most recent prez... guess it makes sense from a natural selection p.o.v... same story since the beginning of time, assholes win, nice guys finish last. Also started a documentary series about The Black Plague, but felt too much like we were being lectured too (it is part of "Great Courses" series on Amazon). The other night we saw Departures (2008) which guess was ok, a Japanese movie about a celloist that becomes a ceremonial undertaker. Also saw an early Kubrick film, The Killing, which was nothing special. Watched The Dig w/ Carey Mulligan + Ralph Fiennes, which was intresting, based on the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.
@ the bottom of the stack are a few Kenyon Reviews, The Atlantic + a London Review of Books we thumbed thru + there's lots of others that already found their way into our highly rotating liebury boox.
|# 863 <(current)> 865> Making The Making of Crawdaddy-O while sleeping w/ chiggers, cockroaches + bouncing paychecks|