I Beg To Differ
Dallas Buyers Club
Posted by Jennine Lanouette on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Watching Dallas Buyers Club, I saw some curious screenwriting choices being made. I liked the film well enough. Certainly Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto’s performances were transporting. And, of course, I couldn’t help sympathizing with the subject matter. I have to say, though, I did find some of the metaphoric elements rather self-consciously applied—all… read the full article.
Of Souls and Star Babies: Cloud Atlas
Posted by Jennine Lanouette on Monday, November 26th, 2012
I have a lot of respect for Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, the makers of Cloud Atlas. I believe they have a sincere desire to grace the world with art. They had a heartfelt message they wanted to communicate with this film and, judging from the $100 million budget, they intended for it… read the full article.
Like Beads on a String: The Master
Posted by Jennine Lanouette on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
The opening images of The Master gave me a visual thrill – blue swirling water in a ship’s wake, a sailor chopping into a coconut, making love to a woman made of sand, drinking from a torpedo shell, passed out on a high perch. It was clear to me that writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson was… read the full article.
The Hunger Games
Posted by Jennine Lanouette on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
I can get on board with the eye-popping thrill ride of big films like Spider Man or Iron Man as much as the next guy. Just turn off the brain and go. But once in a while comes a big film that purports to have greater meaning, like Avatar banging us over the head with it’s… read the full article.
Posted by Jennine Lanouette on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Here’s Ed and I after I got home from seeing Inception last night: Me: (grumpily) When are you going to get rid of that junk in the garage! I can barely get my car in. Ed: I guess you didn’t like the movie. Me: No, I guess I didn’t. . . . A few minutes… read the full article.