Happy Tuesday everyone!
Sorry it has been a spell since I last posted, but I have been quite a busy young-ish lady. Not to fear, the movies (of course) have been a part of my time away.
I saw Prisoners!
I thought about posting a full review for this film but in many respects I think it must be seen to be believed. And I totally mean that in the best way possible, or as my post-viewing tweet stated:
This film was tense and INTENSE. I was holding onto my theater chair armrests for the majority of the film’s two and a half hour running time. One thing that really resonated and stayed with me was the atmosphere that Canadian director Denis Villeneuve was able to create. Add to that wonderfully raw emotional performances from Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal and you have a recipe for a film that will remain will you long after the final credits roll.
I also saw Don Jon!
Actually I saw this opening weekend, have the writeup ready. It will be posted sometime this week.
SXSW 2014, here I (may) come!
Logistical issues to be sorted out, but it looks like I will be making travel arrangements for Austin March 2014! Stay tuned to this space for details.
Speaking of fests, I did a walk by of the 2013 NYFF
On the way to the aforementioned Don Jon, I stopped by the New York Film Festival box office to collect my ticket for the Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue is the Warmest Color. I was treated to a celeb-sighting too, Steve Coogan (IMDb link provided for the unintitaed).
I am also slated to attend the 20th anniversary screening of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused (schedule pending).
The one sad-face moment for me this year was my inability to score a pair of tix to an early screening of Twelve Years a Slave. That disappointment was short lived, since I soon realized that I will have the opportunity to catch it next week here in lovely NYC.
How was your weekend? Hit me in the Comments section below.