What, of course I've watched movies before. I do it all the time and I'm really good at it.
I always dread the times when I watch/listen to/play something that's lauded for its atmosphere and feel pretty much nothing, but it has to happen sometimes. I can fight my zombie-oversaturated brain, but the island simply has bad vibes and none of the machinations in it really twist these feelings into something more interesting for me... I wish they did, as it does shine through occasionally.
Something that is fascinating about this movie is how in the background moments of…
Entrapment, expressed as a place most obviously, as behavior textually, and, finally, as ideology. It is not good enough that Maria carries the colony's intersubjectivity into her actions, she Needs to be home.
Absolutely stunned by how effectively the "propaganda" aspect of this film behaves within the story (e.g. the pig children being simultaneously below in every aspect, yet cunning enough to overwhelm Maria... sounds familiar). Of all aspects, that was the one I was most hesitant about appreciating going…
When my niece was born, I avoided seeing her. She was several weeks premature, and her parents had to make daily trips to the hospital before she could come home. Nearly every time, they would ask if I would like to join along. I would say no.
A month had passed and, lo and behold, it was my birthday. My sister asked, and I finally agreed. When I saw her, she was sleeping, and had difficulty breathing while being fed…