Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

 ... you can learn from:

The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

Lisa: Talent is so fragile and so rare. And our culture does everything to crush it. I mean even at four or five, they're coming into school attached to their phones, talking only about TV shows and video games. It's a materialistic culture, and it doesn't support art, or language, or observation. Even my own children, who are great, they don't read. You know, you think maybe it's just a phase. But I worry that it's something larger. A lack of curiosity. A lack of reflection. No one has space for poetry.

I am ashamed to say that I still haven't seen this movie -- I always think Maggie's a phenomenal actress and have heard good things about this one, and good grief this quote is just... let's just say that this quote speaks to me. So I need to move it up my list! Any fans? Maggie's celebrating her 44th birthday today and we wish her the happiest! 

I saw her directorial debut The Lost Daughter -- with the astonishing cast of Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jesse Buckley, Peter Sarsgaard, Oliver Jackson-Cohen (pictured above if you need an extra push to see this), Paul Mescal, Dagmara Dominczyk and Ed Harris -- back during NYFF and it's terrific, absolutely terrific. I hate that I never got around to writing about it but that time was so busy and the film's not out until December 17th (and the 31st on Netflix) so I'll try to do it next month. Unbelievably I haven't posted the trailer yet, so here's that:


Anonymous said...

The Kindergarten Teacher is very uncomfortable to watch and wonderful. Watch it.


Anonymous said...

The Kindergarten Teacher is very good, but the original film is even better.

Lucky said...

It was one of my favorites of Its year and -surprise- Gyllenhaal’s terrific in it.

taurusd2 said...

Definitely put The Kindergarten Teacher high on your list of "to watch." It is very good and will make you squirm.