I knew all the words.
It was either go bowling, hang out at the mall or go back to the movie theatre to see Grease for the 13th time. That is why I knew all the words. Now, I was a youngin' at the time, and the only other films I'd seen were Saturday morning Vincent Price specials on TV, Dino and Lewis films, some Bruce Lee movies we saw at the drive-in when dad had a fixin' for popcorn,…
My ticket stub says that I saw Silver Linings Playbook but it can't be the same film everyone else has seen. It just can't be. This one was supposed to be charming, enjoyable, fun even. It won the TIFF Audience Award. It was supposed to have great characters. Cooper and Lawrence were supposed to have given wonderful performances. DeNiro, it was said, was back. Jackie Weaver, wait, was she in this?
The film I saw was bland and boring. I…
I heard people talk about immortality,
but I ain't seen it.
l wondered how it'd be when l died.
What it'd be like to know that this breath now
was the last one you was ever gonna draw.
l just hope l can meet it the same way she did.
With the same... calm.
Cos that's where it's hidden -
the immortality l hadn't seen.
What's it like to be lying in the middle of an unfamiliar jungle with birds…