Celluloid Smudges

You know you’re a film buff living in a film town when you can watch an indie film and your experience with the storytelling is diminished because you’re distracted by all the fingerprints of independent films. You’re watching the drama, but in your mind, you’re backtracking and imagining all the location decisions, the directorial compromises, …

Long Play

Relationship movies as romantic placebo? Yeah, I do that. Last night? “Chasing Amy”. After knowing the community more during the 14 years since seeing it, it finally made some sense. Tonight? “Before Sunset” (as referenced earlier); second viewing, first since reviewing “Before Sunrise”. It’s better the second time. Also, “Lost In Translation”, because it’s difficult. …