American Graffiti [1973]

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We watched this movie yesterday as it’s part of the list I’m going through.

I like the way George Lucas tells the story, the continued action, the silliness of high school dreams, the silliness of the so called “adulthood”. The set, the cars, and the wardrobe are all spot on.

I was afraid it would get boring—with old movie slowness—but it didn’t. The 112 minutes go by in a flash of fast cars, horny teens, and ‘baby-boomer’ Americana.

Trailer:

Skeleton Tree (2016)

An image of a black background. In the bottom-left centre, monospace-style green text reads "Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds" in uppercase and "Skeleton Tree" in normal-case. Underneath is a static text cursor.

We were lucky enough to go see Nick Cave’s documentary ‘One More Time With Feeling’ on the 8th, as the album ‘Skeleton Tree‘ came out the next day.
It was a haunting movie. The album is tremendous.

If you want to read pretty things said about it go to the Guardian. If you want to read ugly things, go to the usual gutter at the end of the article where the sheep and the vultures always lie: the comments section.

Cuz I’m out of words.

Stranger Things [2016]


We’ve watched 5 out of the 8 episodes on Netflix and I think we’re pretty much sold. (Fingers crossed for the last 3 episodes.)

Winona Ryder does a very good job as the mother of a kid that goes missing and the acting in general is great.
It’s a series full of TV tropes from the 80s/90s but all seemingly done purposefully and with respect for the genre, if I can call it that.

Whimsical, mysterious, innocent, familiar but unexpected at times, the story is engaging and very well written. If you like thrillers with a little stirring of the most basic fears you might just like this one:

Side note, the intro is f*cking fenomenal:

Chrysta Bell

Chrysta Bell

I’ve mentioned before This Train, the album from David Lynch and Chrysta Bell, and the superb video for the song Bird Of Flames.

Somehow I missed the fact that there were at least two other videos for songs from the album. I don’t mind since I get to enjoy it now.

Beautiful in so many ways: