MAY - MOVIES
A whole lotta of mental/physical illness and Sweden this month. Dragon Tattoo and Side Effects both showcasing Rooney Mara’s talent. The Spider God Trilogy films by Ingmar Bergman rounded out a pretty decent watchlist, each appropriately more depressing/creepy than the last. Scent of a Woman was delightful, though
SCENT OF A WOMAN - Delightful! Memorable scenes and a great Pacino.
ROOM 237 - Sifting through details (even subliminal) of The Shining leads to fascinating theories about Kubrick and film itself
SILVER LININGS - A boy-meets-girl premise with just enough unique character(s) to make it stand out, quite funny
THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY - My favorite of Bergman’s “spider God trilogy”, depicting faith and insanity
GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - Overlong yet enjoyable, obviously enjoyed the book more
SIDE EFFECTS - Loved the first half of what appeared to be a genuine take on patient-doctor-drug relationships until the second half revealed an exhaustive backstabbing plot of money/power/etc
WINTER LIGHT - A solemn, bleak depiction of a priest who’s lost his faith.
LORE - (Can’t love em can’t hate em) Nazi orphans provide yet another WWII perspective as they attempt to cross Allied-occupied Germany countryside. Lore is a pretty despicable character throughout :/
THE SILENCE - Too quiet! Bergman’s films have amazing writing, and without much being said (or done), it felt more like an experiment than a fully invested endeavor