{comic} blue is the warmest color

Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger Arsenal Pulp Press, English edition, 2013. published in France, 2010, by Glenat Editions as Le blue est une couleur chande. Clementine is a junior in high school who seems “normal” enough: she has friends, family, and the romantic attention of the boys in herContinue reading “{comic} blue is the warmest color”

{television} broadchurch

A small contingent in the ITV (UK) crime-drama television series Broadchurch worry about how the recent murder of a child is going to affect the tourism. And they have good cause to worry, because after Broadchurch, the sinister possibilities in their seaside village is enough to put me off vacating to any quaint coastal resort.Continue reading “{television} broadchurch”

{film} the world’s end

Top 5 Reasons to visit The World’s End (2013) …seriously, don’t crawl getting there. Run! and maybe hurdle a few objects along the way. 1: You love Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). I use the present tense on purpose because you watch them at least once a year. You know thatContinue reading “{film} the world’s end”

{film} oblivescence

my sweet word-nerd daughter has been enjoying summer semantics (may she kick ass at the state spelling bee this year). a word on her lists last week? oblivescence: noun. the process of forgetting. from the Latin obliv (forget). In Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion (2013), Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) has already forgotten something crucial. His is theContinue reading “{film} oblivescence”

{television} wallander, series 2

Sean and I finally got around to watching the second season of BBC’s Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander. The series consist of three 45-minute episodes following the home and work life of a Swedish detective, based upon Henning Mankell novels, though not shot in order of publication. We’d seen the 1st and 3rdContinue reading “{television} wallander, series 2”

{film} upstream color..

I am posting about Upstream Color (Shane Carruth) twice: one without spoilers and one with. This post is spoiler-free! : the other is here. Plenty hear “indie film” and flee, and not without good reason. Some really do come across as indecipherable, and a film is constructed with a particular audience in mind. I seeContinue reading “{film} upstream color..”

{film} upstream color*

I am posting about Upstream Color (Shane Carruth) twice: one without spoilers and one with. This post has spoilers! : the other is here. Plenty hear “indie film” and flee, and not without good reason. Some really do come across as indecipherable, and a film is constructed with a particular audience in mind. I seeContinue reading “{film} upstream color*”

{film} Before

note: When I use Before I want to indicate this is true of all 3 films. When I use Sunrise, Sunset, or Midnight, I am addressing that particular film. too, I think this is a fairly spoiler-free post, considering the 3rd film gives us some outcome from the first and second, but there are plentyContinue reading “{film} Before”

{film+book} howl’s moving castle

of note: in my desire to compare book and film, I have to spoil the book a bit, but only a bit. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) is inarguably one of Studio Ghibli’s finest and best-known films. Its direction/screenplay is by the masterful Hayao Miyazaki. We have seen it countless times, enjoying the unusual story of aContinue reading “{film+book} howl’s moving castle”

{film} into darkness

I did a quick spoiler-free post here. This will have “spoilers!” (yes, you heard River Song correctly my Whovian friends.) Kirk (Chris Pine) has a thing or two to learn about being a Captain of a Starfleet ship. There is protocol, one. Another: honesty and transparency in filed reports. We’ll be unamused by the ironyContinue reading “{film} into darkness”