Morning Tuvia and Slicers,
On this very rainy morning, I’m still in pjs watching the list of 2017 movies and actors pass quickly before my eyes. No, I haven’t seen them all, in fact I’m behind this year but it’s a great excuse to spend more time in dark spaces, catching up before March.
I have loved: 3 Billboards, The Shape of Water(saw it twice), Call Me by Your Name(listening to the music and reading the book), Molly’s Game, Lady Bird, TheDarkest Hour, Dunkirk,Loving Vincent.
I liked: Get Out and The Florida Project…
I was disappointed by: The Post… it made me long for Watergate.
I Still Have to See: I Tonya, Phantom Thread, Mudbound, All the Money in the World.all the foreign films…and there’s always more, nominated or not…Black Panther is on my list.
Movies in dark theaters are good for napping, crying , and in the best of times, living in another reality. My parents gave me many things and sadly, napping in the darkness is one. So no matter how rested I might be, once the lights are out and the seat is comfortable, I have to fight the good fight to stay awake. I’m good at creating the missing spaces when I when the lights come back up and we start moving out. I know enough to speak about a film and know enough that I need to get back and see the ones I loved. Sadly, I never sleep through the ones I hate.
Here’s one good thing Tuvia, I no longer cry through movies, unless it’s the power of the film that produces deep emotion, but it’s no longer painful to sit there without you. Of course, it will never be the same without you but peace has returned.
Great movies, good movies make me happy.
PS. Slicers, what have you seen?