It took me a couple months to get around to reading it, but this is a fascinating blog post. I especially agree with this passage:
I always attend films with one or more “mental dials” turned down. I do this in order to be able to enjoy modern movies without spoiling them by noticing every flaw. Indeed, with some flicks I can (and have to) crank my mental age and IQ down around five. THE FIFTH ELEMENT is an example of a movie that I quite enjoyed (!) but only after performing that intentional self-lobotomy and leaving all critical faculties (except love of color and music and fun) at home.
I did not have to do any of that with INCEPTION. For the first time since GATTACA, I went to see a film as an adult, and felt that adults had proudly written directed and made it… for me.
As with all of his posts, this one goes all over the universe — but the whole thing is worth reading!
I never liked Morning Joe because of the host’s ghoulish glee at the use of torture and his hypocritical hatred of all the things that make me think that the USA doesn’t totally suck yet. Now I guess I’ll have to not watch his crappy show even harder! [fixed link from earlier post]
Check out Erykah Badu’s new video, “Window Seat”. Not sure I agree with the mosaic blur, kind of took me out of the moment — reminded me that I was watching a video. She is certainly brave to film a video like that!