|◆||#069: Precious 6/10|
Precious was billed as an influential, emotional piece of art that will change the world. The actors and actresses are doing their duty as african americans by appearing in a film that is going to do so much to unite this country. I might be overstating it a bit, but these ideas were put out there to some extent. Going in I thought this was going to be a story of overcoming adversity to triumph in the end. It could be described as such, but it wasn't nearly as clean and sweet as I thought it would be. The film is more about ignorance begetting ignorance, and how that cycle ends when everything says it should continue on.
|◆||#068: Funny People 6/10|
This film starts out with real footage from Sandler's early days of comedy. It was kinda striking because if forces you to think about the fact that he is basically playing himself in this role. It was kind of genius, and for the most part really works in the film. Sandler plays George Simmons, a famous comedian/actor who has starred in lots of films and made tons of money. George finds out he is dying. This prompts him to take young comedian Ira (Seth Rogen) under his wing. With Ira at his side, George reevaluates his life and tries to figure out how he will spend his final days.
|◆||#067: Antichrist 2/10|
A fair amount of buzz surrounded this film after it premiered at Cannes. Most of the stuff I heard made me want to never see it, while still piquing my curiosity. I was intrigued to witness some of the things play out on the screen, but also somewhat scared at the same time. I would have never rented this film, but Netflix has it available on watch instantly, so I couldn't resist.
|◆||#066: Post Oscar Thoughts|
|◆||#065: The Oscars|