Loving Vincent

This was truly an amazing gift of a film about Vincent Van Gogh. Creatively executed, every frame was entirely hand painted. The soundtrack beautifully complimented the story and visuals. It’s easily one of the greatest new films I’ve seen this year. I’m always in search of terrific references to help me plow through creative blocks and this one earned its place at the top. Highly recommended. Catch it at Landmark Sunshine.

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Good Time

I just came back from watching Good Time and it was great. It’s not a feel-good movie, but it delivers as advertised. The soundtrack was really good (reminded me of Kravinsky) and Robert Pattinson’s performance was stellar. I’m not familiar with his background, except for the Twilight series and being romantically involved with FKA Twigs (awesome) after Kristen Stewart, nor would I judge him for any of that. In fact, I probably like him more despite of it. It’s pretty cool that my first intro to his acting chops was a film that took place in Queens (New World Mall, Flushing area, Elmhurst hospital, White Castle location directly across from my apartment). His character also had a little of that Vincent-Gallo-Buffalo-66 attitude which won points for me. Good stuff. I look forward to seeing what he does next.

Amuse Thyself

“Amuse thyself. If you can look at yourself and say ‘part of the purpose of my life is to amuse myself,’ it’ll help posture you better to embody the yes to your weirdness. If you can amuse yourself simply by looking at yourself, then you’re not looking at yourself very deeply. There is hilarious, ridiculous material inside you.” – JP Sears