tribecafilm:

A Millennial’s Take on Richard Linklater’s Boyhood 
tribecafilm:

A Millennial’s Take on Richard Linklater’s Boyhood 
tribecafilm:

A Millennial’s Take on Richard Linklater’s Boyhood 
tribecafilm:

A Millennial’s Take on Richard Linklater’s Boyhood 
tribecafilm:

A Millennial’s Take on Richard Linklater’s Boyhood 

jdryznar:

BOB SEGER ‘BACKYARD MUSICAL’ TO CRUSH LOS ANGELES ‘LIKE A ROCK’

For Immediate Release

On June 28th, Los Angeles will witness the emergence of the “Backyard Musical,” as a legitimate form of live rock tribute, as “A Night of 1000 Bob Segers” takes the stage at Silverlake’s The Satellite.

Dear God, this is going to be sweet!

mattbraunger:

This is awesome and I’m psyched as shit.

Go Viper!

her
Written & Directed by Spike Jonze
Good movie. No, great (probably). A Spike Jonze love story, or the perfect blend of weird, funny, and sad all wrapped up into some pulled-up-way-too-high khakis. I really enjoyed this film. It made me think about how I connect with other people, and it truly evoked how love, and sometimes loneliness, feel.
Definitely see this movie!

her

Written & Directed by Spike Jonze

Good movie. No, great (probably). A Spike Jonze love story, or the perfect blend of weird, funny, and sad all wrapped up into some pulled-up-way-too-high khakis. I really enjoyed this film. It made me think about how I connect with other people, and it truly evoked how love, and sometimes loneliness, feel.

Definitely see this movie!

Blue Jasmine
Written & Directed by Woody Allen
Great performance from Cate Blanchett. Louis CK is funny, Andrew Dice Clay is really good, and Sally Hawkins is tremendous.  
Good character study from a great writer.
Watched via Bluray from Redbox.

Blue Jasmine

Written & Directed by Woody Allen

Great performance from Cate Blanchett. Louis CK is funny, Andrew Dice Clay is really good, and Sally Hawkins is tremendous.  

Good character study from a great writer.

Watched via Bluray from Redbox.

Dallas Buyers Club
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee
From IMDB: In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.
This is a great big tiny movie. Maddening at times, but very much worth your time. Great performances from Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.  Definitely see this film!
Still playing catchup from the movies I saw late last year and the beginning of 2014…  
Watched via DVD from Redbox.

Dallas Buyers Club

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee

From IMDB: In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

This is a great big tiny movie. Maddening at times, but very much worth your time. Great performances from Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.  Definitely see this film!

Still playing catchup from the movies I saw late last year and the beginning of 2014…  

Watched via DVD from Redbox.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Directed by Wes ANDERSON

Wes Anderson does melancholy humor better than anyone has ever done it.  Maybe I find his dialogue and jokes so laugh-out-loud funny because they are juxtaposed so delicately with sadness, death, and outrageous circumstance?  Or maybe it’s the over-the-top performances of unique ensembles cast as misfit characters and set in grandiose worlds that elicit a nostalgic appreciation of his work?  Nonetheless, The Grand Budapest Hotel is Anderson at his very best.  

Inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig, The Grand Budapest Hotel is set (mostly) in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka in 1932 and recounts the friendship of Zero, the hotel lobby boy, and Gustave H., the hotel concierge who is framed for murder.  There’s a stolen painting (Boy With Apple), a jail break, murders, chase scenes, love stories, and of course comedy splayed across three different decades, each of which is designated it’s own aspect ratio.

This is definitely Anderson’s most violent, vulgar, and fastest-paced film to date.  It’s also one of his best.  Ralph Fiennes is brilliant as Gustave H.  Adrien Brody, Willem Defoe, Tony Revolori, and Mathieu Amalric all give outstanding performances.  The real star here though is Anderson, who has built a meticulously-designed world for his actors to live (and die) in.  

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a fun film, and I have a feeling that it will have more to offer with every subsequent viewing.  It has everything you want from an Anderson film: a great story, great actors delivering deadpan humor and obscenities, a fully-realized fictional landscape, and an acute attention to detail.

Perhaps the film, and it’s creator, can best be summed up by the narrator’s own words, “His world had vanished long before he entered it. But he sustained the illusion with a marvelous grace.” If that’s not Anderson looking inward on his own career then it’s a great coincidence.

Absolutely go see this film. 

criterioncollection:

“There used to be just one way. There was one way you could do things. There were people who protected it like a copyright, a secret cult only for the initiated. That’s why I don’t regret making Breathless and blowing that all apart.”

Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave masterpiece premiered in Paris on this date in 1960.

American Hustle

Directed by David O. Russell

Turd alert! Didn’t like it. The ice fishing joke was great. Other than that, meh.

Also, everyone who said/says that it’s like Goodfellas, have you ever seen Goodfellas?!  If anything, it’s Casino, and a piss-poor attempt at Casino at best.  Hey, let’s use voiceover, nevermind, well maybe just a little.  Puke.

Skip it!

The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Easily, the most fun film of the year. It’s a 3 hour debauchery-packed race through Wall Street directed by Scorsese. What’s not to love?

See it immediately!