Katie said I should put up the whole set, so here it is!
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STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
[No Spoilers, not really anyway]
I really enjoyed this movie but didn’t leave with the same level of satisfaction I had after Iron Man 3. Everybody involved is great (call me, Alice Eve) and the action scenes were great and the pace was appealingly abrupt, but I suspect that literally nothing that happens makes any sense whatsoever.
Also there’s the weird thing where like, because we have all seen The Avengers and Skyfall the writers take A LOT of narrative shortcuts. More than once they seemed to have said, “yeah, they’ll get the gist” and moved on rather than try to flesh out each beat about the villain or the possible ulterior motives of Starfleet HQ.
My favorite part is when Kirk fixes the tesseract and my least favorite part is when Kirk and Spock get fired and reassigned and then hired and re-reassigned in the space of five minutes. WHAT THE FUCK was the point of that. “Hi Spock, I’ll be your new boss. Actually no I won’t because I will never appear on camera again.”
Caché | Michael Haneke | 2005
Anonymous asked: What did you think of Melancholia? My French World Film professor is making me write my final paper on it. I'd just like your opinion. Thank you!
That’s a great topic for a “final” paper hahahaha
Melancholia rules. I love that it feels so wandering and slow and yet tightly controlled. I like the way it functions both as a metaphor for depression and a literal film about the end of the world containing a character suffering frim literal depression. I love how cruel the ending is. I love that it has an overture at the beginning! The only other movie that really does that is the Misson: Impossible movies. Which are obviously less ostensibly arty and loaded with meaning but still.
I’d like to go back and watch the first long segment of Melancholia, about the wedding, because there’s so much happening there. A lot of the characters feel imported from other movies—the mother, the wedding planner, her boss. It feels like you’re watching a comedy about a wedding through the warped sensibility of Dunst’s depressed character. Which is why the humor feels so off-kilter and everyone’s motivations seem so abrupt and dishonest. It isn’t objective. I think. I’d have to watch it again.
Those are all my immediate thoughts.
the fun is over.