I finished cleaning my room! and my mom and I went through our stereo cabinet b/c my mom wants to move it but really she doesn’t want to clean the spare room yet. So we found a bunch of CDs we thought we had lost and I listened to an old mix CD that I had labelled punk/pop and it was embarrassingly not punk at all.
Also my dad’s art is lovely but weighs a gazillion pounds so we kinda wish he did paper crafts or something.
yesterday i stood in between my bed and my roommates bed and stared out across the way to the business men working.
also i was eating a banana and
dancing undulating to the sound track of Drive. which is great btw.
today i am sitting in my common room/kitchen licking vegan banana bread batter off a spatula while staring at the door and listening to the sound track from The Social Network.
so i mean, i really like bananas and also movie sound tracks.
Okay y’all, I’m going to review a movie. As you may or may not have noticed, I do not normally do this sort of thing, in fact I rarely ever post original content. This perhaps would be better labeled as my thoughts about a movie, ‘cause it probably won’t be objective enough but here goes:
the movie: We Need to Talk About Kevin
with: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller playing a way dreamy murderer.
in one word: heartbreaking.
Alright so if you don’t already know the basic plot, Tilda plays Eva, a mother of two, wife, successful writer/business person. Her relationship with her first child, Kevin, is rocky, to put it in the kindest words. Ultimately we follow her trying to reconcile/move on from a killing spree carried out by her son.
What I liked: We need to talk about the actors! Tilda is amazing in this. You don’t always agree with what her character does but you completely sympathize with her, proof of a fantastic combo of writing/acting/directing. John C. Reilly is also great, proving he still has serious acting chops and we can forgive him for talladega nights. Ezra, who plays Kevin hit the mark too, especially at the end. The best actor however was the Jasper Newell, who played the 6 year old Kevin. This kid was seriously the best. Young Kevin is where a lot of the issues in Kevin and Eva’s relationship stem from, so successfully selling the flashback scenes was important, and well done.
The reveal of information/pacing: This movie makes you work. Giving you little bits of information at a time, coming back to the same scenes to reveal more, and basically making you tease out important pieces; the storytelling is amazing.
The sound design/soundtrack: Not too much I can say to not spoil. Just well done. I would buy the soundtrack for sure.
What I didn’t like: Because of the pacing, some scenes were confusing, even at the end. Mainly the gym scene/the plan Kevin uses. The movie didn’t spell everything out, which was good, but it sort of swung the pendulum in the other direction and left too little explained.
also: TILDA WHY DIDN’T YOU TAKE HIM TO A THERAPIST?!
This movie is worth seeing. It’s not gory but it is scary/alarming. If you want to be entertained AND be an active participant then this is a good choice. The movie is wonderfully shot and the actors are fantastic. I get the feeling that the book is quite different, but the film is still a good one. I ENCOURAGE Y’ALL TO GO SEE IT!