August: Osage County :: Movie Review

August: Osage County (2013) Directed by John Wells Written by Tracy Letts “I told you nobody slips anything by me.” ~ Violet Painful and rough to watch, and unsettling in both the dynamics, and unfortunately the pacing of the film. There is so much talent here, and some definite breakout performances, but on a whole I felt pulled in and out of the story. At times, I was shaken up and emotionally connected, especially regarding the relationship between Meryl Streep’s Violet, and her daughter Barbara, played by Julia Roberts. Other times, though, I felt a disconnect, and often left wanting … Continue reading August: Osage County :: Movie Review

Her :: Movie Review

Her (2013)  Directed by Spike Jonze Written by Spike Jonze “The past is just a story we tell ourselves.” ~ Samantha What makes a person a “person“? What makes us human? What is it that we fall in love with? Bodies? Minds? Spirits? Personalities? All of the above? Is it possible to connect more completely with someone who is physically not with you? What is connection at it’s core? Is true love something that has to be “forever“? Can we be seen if we are not physically with the person seeing? These are all questions that were stirred up in … Continue reading Her :: Movie Review

Before Midnight :: Movie Review

Before Midnight (2013) Directed by Richard Linklater Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Kim Krizan “If you want love, then this is it. This is real life. It’s not perfect but it’s real.” ~ Jessie The way I feel about Celine and Jesse, their story, and their walking and talking moments, is beyond words because I feel them so deep, down inside of myself. Maybe it is the timeline, the similarity in age, or the fact that I feel like I have lived pieces of their story, in all the good, bad and in-between of ways. I always … Continue reading Before Midnight :: Movie Review

Before the Lights Go Out :: A Saturday Playlist

Before the Lights Go Out :: A Saturday Playlist (January – All Playlists = 31 Songs) Listen here on Spotify Creep :: Daniela Andrade UnBiloTitled :: Babyshambles As Tears Go By :: Marianne Faithfull Crystal Village :: Pete Yorn There is a Light That Never Goes Out :: The Smiths Waitress in the Sky :: The Replacements Evangeline :: Matthew Sweet Become the Enemy :: The Lemonheads Golden Touch :: Razorlight Under Your Thumb :: The Vaccines Dreamer :: Sophie Zelmani Brand New Day :: Kodaline Gold Dust :: John Newman Music When the Lights Go Out :: The Libertines … Continue reading Before the Lights Go Out :: A Saturday Playlist