This is purely anecdotal speculation, but I think there is a subconscious tendency for many young indie filmmakers to confuse despair with profundity. That, in other words, if one presents a story seemingly rooted in moral ambiguity, anxious turmoil and conflicted and complex interpersonal relationships, that you have inherently presented the audience with complex theater. The notion of exploring deep thematic insights is inherent to the DNA of serious drama, so, as such, if we witness serious drama, we as an audience feel obligated to attempt to parse through the presented themes and extract whatever meaning we can from the narrative. Even if nothing’s there to extract. In other words, it’s ambiguity disguised as art. And of course, it’s bullsh*t.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
|When will Tom Cruise win an Oscar for best runner? He's just so damn good at it.|
Googan Suggestion - Slim pickings this week dweebs. But see Oblivion. Tom Cruise demands validation.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
|"Y'know, maybe that whole "Gwnyeth-Paltrow-head-in-a-box-thing" WAS a bit over the top..."|
Sunday, April 14, 2013
|I think a Jackie Robinson/Indiana Jones super hero team would be swell|
Googan suggestion for the weekend - I'm still trying to get out and see The Place Beyond the Pines, but that's proving difficult with The Masters and some solid NBA match ups on Sunday. And as usual, Game of Thrones and Mad Men.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
In honor of the fantastic Mad Men returning this evening, here's a little something something to get you in that quintessential 60's scotch-swilling, suit-rocking, booty-slapping mood. Allen Toussaint's cover of Django Reinhardt's Blue Drag really captures that era of cool. This should pretty much play any time Don and Roger walk into a room.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
|Yeah, I pretty much had the same exact reaction to the Kevin Ware injury|
Googan suggestion for the weekend - I will be enjoying the ultimate white people problem of deciding whether to watch Game of Thrones or Mad Men first. Oh the trials and tribulations of privileged adulthood. *sips overpriced microbrew*