Wednesday, July 06, 2022
Tuesday, July 05, 2022
... you can learn from:
Call Me By Your Name (2016)
Mr. Perlman: How you live your life is your business, just remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. And before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now, there's sorrow, pain. Don't kill it and with it the joy you've felt.
Without even doing a search I know that I have obviously posted this speech before in the course of the past six years of CMBYN being in my life (should I cross out the word "in" and just say "being my life" there?). But I'll post it again today in honor of it being the great Michael Stuhlbarg's 54th birthday and also in honor of me just feeling like thinking about this now-legendary speech too, dammit. You're not gonna stop me! Has anybody watched CMBYN lately? It's been several months for me, I gotta get back on it. In it. It is admittedly more... complicated... since all the Armie stuff dropped. But I manage. Thank goodness the homophobic world forced me to nurture my ability to compartmentalize since childhood! I'm real good at pretending, y'all.
Monday, July 04, 2022
Thursday, June 30, 2022
"Strangers follows screenwriter Adam (Scott) who, one night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, has a chance encounter with his mysterious neighbor Harry (Mescal) that punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As Adam and Harry get closer, Adam is pulled back to his childhood home where he discovers that his long-dead parents (Claire Foy and Bell) are both living and look the same age as the day they died over 30 years ago."
Now we don't know what that "chance encounter" between Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal consists of, but I think you'll forgive me for going straight unto ye gutter. Still even if it's not "a full hour of butt stuff" I can't help but believe that Andrew Haigh will make it feel like that's what we're getting, cuz he's good like that. I anticipate sexual tension! Like, I'll admit I'm getting big Apartment Zero vibes off this description? Well off the first half of the plot description anyway -- I have no f'ing idea what to make of the second half with the ghost parents thing. But that's good! I love something that sounds like nothing I have heard of before! It's either that or Minions 48: The Minioning in which case I say just bring on the goddamned Apocalypse a little quicker then.
... you can learn from:
Sam: Why did you wall up your house?Berto: To keep out the busybodies!
Born eighty-six years ago today was the actor Tony Musante, best know for playing the lead in Dario Argento's debut picture -- I wish I'd gotten the chance to see this one's brand new 4K remaster when they screened it at FLC here in NYC last week as part of their Dario Argento retrospective since this is one of Argento's most visually arresting films and I don't just (just) mean Musante in those tight 1970s trousers. Its big murder-scene set-piece at the art gallery really is one for the record books.