Defending casting Sofia.

Lamingtons. 4

(Holidailies Day #10) Got into a knitting and mainlining tv cycle after work (started watching ‘Penny Dreadful’, which I am still not sure is good, but is damned intriguing thus far, and has a lot of male nudity, so bonus). It’s blizzardy. It feels appropriate. Unfortunately, I am exhausted and feel like I’ve forgotten everything ...

The spirit of Tuco.

#100BM Day 59 Last time I went to Edinburgh was in 2008, six years ago. I arrived on a day when I didn’t have any tickets to Fringe shows, so I went to the movies.

Movie-making.

#100BM Day 53 A short thing today, since I’m at work, and I’m lazy, and I wrote a longer thing yesterday. But I need to make a different kind of short thing. A video. Just a text preamble of 5-10 seconds to play before a warning that plays before a movie. Anyone got advice on ...

Bosley Crowther. 1

#100BM Day 28 My boss and I were reminiscing a bit about how the local paper used to be king. You could get pretty much all the information you needed about what was going on in your town, from local politics, to school events, to what sales were on at Freiman’s, to where to get ...

Västerås.

#100BM Day 24. In case you missed it, BM stands for ‘benign mundanity‘. ‘Cause life is like that.

Briefs. 4

It almost never fails; a poorly attended film that we’ve been trying to promote like crazy suddenly results in ‘OH ARE YOU GOING TO PLAY [X] AGAIN I MISSED IT’ emails after its run ends.

Indictments.

(Apologies for the greater than usual mess. Wrote a rant, was corrected about something, and now I can’t proofread my updates in a way that makes sense in English for some reason. Will try to clean it up more later today.) Movie ticket are hella expensive. One of the excuses used is that movies just ...

Evaluation.

Today is the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. Never heard of it? That’s not terribly surprising. It was a huge deal at my old workplace, yet I had forgotten about it entirely until the hugely talented and interesting Elizabeth Klinck tweeted a link this morning. Why is this a big deal? In the era of ...

Adaptation.

I don’t watch nearly as many movies as I would like to, nor nearly as many as I used to, but I appreciate that there are definitely movies that benefit from the cinema experience (initial viewings of stuff that require concentration, like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, or Big Effects-y superhero movies like most things in ...