i don’t want realism. i want magic!
it’s crazy to think that when i first watched the film, i was maybe 17 or 18 and about to graduate high school. now i’m the same age as benjamin! watching it in high school, i didn’t really relate to ben because i knew where i was going to college and i was pretty excited. flash forward a few years later, i’m one year away from graduating and it’s already weighing heavily on me. i feel like i have an…
oh La dolce vita, how lovely you are even if you are 3 hours long. divided into different "episodes," the film follows marcello mastroianni as a journalist wondering around rome with an aim at trying to grasp at love, but at the same time he moves around with no set goal. marcello, though he looks like he was sculpted by greek gods, is an insufferable character. and he becomes worse as each episode commences, but there is still something that…
jocko de paris what a name! ben gazzara what a man! he’s so delicate yet rough (i think i can fix him if i got the chance). his scene with perrin in which the latter talks about his book the “knight boy“ based on jocko was electrifying, the homoerotic tension seeping out. according the criterion channel blurb, the film was censored in its original theatrical run which makes sense because the tension was palpable.
liza minnelli performing single ladies was everything i ever needed in life it was so necessary for my well being. so was watching miranda being really excited about speaking arabic and spreading facts about the abu dhabi. plus samantha twining with miley cyrus on the red carpet was so funny. everything else…well i did have a more fun time with this one than the first one but how in god’s name was this green lit?