movie review · Word of the Day Challenge

Castigation in Film

Today's word of the day is castigation, which M-W defines as, "to subject to severe punishment, reproof, or criticism".  In a bit of synchronicity, I watched a library loan movie, "Force Majeure" (2014), aka "Turist", last night, which is a meticulous study of castigation.  Imdb gives the minimal description, "A family vacationing in the French… Continue reading Castigation in Film

movie review · surrealism

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

Sorry to Bother You – No You're Not! I was finally able to borrow a copy of, “Sorry to Bother You” from my local branch of the library and watched it last night. Although I had a general idea of what it was about, I'd purposely kept myself ignorant of spoilers and wanted to go… Continue reading Sorry to Bother You (2018)

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Movie Review — Damsel (2018)

image link from imdb -- Damsel (2018): It's the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.  Written and Directed by:  David… Continue reading Movie Review — Damsel (2018)

art · movie review

Final Portrait (2017)

image link I've got 4 main sources for movies now, other than going to a theater:  1) netflix streaming; 2) netflix discs; 3) the library; and 4) Family Video.  I try to obtain through free sources first.  This was one I requisitioned from #2.  I think I found it through looking for Armie Hammer movies. … Continue reading Final Portrait (2017)

human trafficking · mind · movie review · PTSD · shadows

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

image link When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. You make lemonade, or in the protagonist's case in the film, “You were Never Really Here”, a bloodbath wherever you go. Joaquin Phoenix plays Joe, a character who struggles with a reality that is liberally sprinkled with flashbacks of abuse, neglect, and soul-crunching trauma. What… Continue reading You Were Never Really Here (2017)

movie review · poetry · Uncategorized

Paterson (2016)

insert link Yesterday the first disc arrived from my renewed subscription to netflix discs. I found it through an Adam Driver search and chose it when I saw Jim Jarmusch directs and saw that it was about a poet who has a day job.  Who could resist this trifecta? I watched Paterson last night.  Already… Continue reading Paterson (2016)

fauna · movie review · poetry · The Daily Post -- Prompts

Zoo – m, Zoo – t, and Fierce Creatures

image link Zoo is not quite quick enough, Less than a suit, Brings wild things into sight You don’t have to shoot ~ ~ ~ They’re captivating, Sometimes grating. Hide in plain sight They chase each other Baby, mother Sometimes they fight ~ ~ ~ They’re teamish, Squeamish, Specially the snakes They’re frightful, Delightful, Surrounded… Continue reading Zoo – m, Zoo – t, and Fierce Creatures