I enjoy cold places. I say this based not just on my general dislike of heat and summer (I know, I know, California is wasted on me), but also because of my abiding love of Scandinavian movies. Films from Nordic countries, in addition to generally being gloomy, introspective, and wonderfully bizarre, often feature sweeping shots [...]
I just got back from seeing Trucker, which is a lovely small movie starring Michelle Monaghan that’s making the art-theater rounds. It’s about a woman who is a truck driver, living her life on the open road, who has to confront her past in the form of her 11 year old son, who she’s never [...]
I finally went to see “Milk.” It’s completely fantastic; go see it if you haven’t. It was invigorating and inspiring and heartbreaking. It didn’t feel like a documentary; it felt like a great story. And this was all a scant thirty years ago; how things change and how much there is left to do.
Tomorrow I leave for Boston; I am neither packed, nor set with my presentation, nor sure what time I am meeting people there, nor in possession of the phone numbers and addresses I need, enough information, a good plan, Ubuntu on my computer as it should be, or my wits. I suppose I will try [...]
my favorite featured article in a while. Watch out, raptors! Though I vowed to get up early on this holiday day and do lots of work — just like normal except, you know, in my pajamas — it is 10:30 and I just got up. Despite laziness, though, it’s been a pretty good weekend: * [...]
This post is about movies! Specifically, the movies that I am going to see during this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. I went downtown & bought my tickets today. The student 5-pack is a deal and I recommend it highly. That and matinees will buy you the world, baby. I recommend the whole festival, actually [...]