Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lent: Part 25

The World According to Garp (1982) – I say it a lot, but Robin Williams was at his best when he was scripted, possibly because he knew how to pick scripts better than he could improvise them.

I’m really surprised I hadn’t seen this before now. I hadn’t even heard much about it, and there’s so much to discuss. Why haven’t you guys been talking more about this? It’s been more than thirty years. For fuck’s sake, it had a sensitive, unsensational portrayal of a trans character.

Suffice it to say, this may be my favorite movie this Lent.

Lent: Part 23

The Holy Mountain (1973) – After seeing Jodorowsky’s Dune, I wanted nothing more than to see that movie made, but then El Topo made me wonder whether Jodorowsky was capable of the coherence and self control needed to adequately tell a story. The Holy Mountain convinces me that he is truly capable of being watchable while still retaining his signature insanity. Someone resurrect Salvador Dali and Orson Welles so that Jodorowsky’s vision can be realized as a miniseries on, I don’t know, HBO.

Lent: Part 19

Doctor Zhivago (1965) – An overture, an intermission, and an entr’acte? How decadent. There’s enough movie here to house thirty families.

I am a couple days behind at this point, and likely won’t see another movie this weekend, so I’ll do this now, just ahead of the halfway point. The final film will be God’s Not Dead, on Saturday, April 4. Let me know if you’d like to join me.

Lent: Part 17

The Interview (2014) – Well, that’s definitely on a lot of people’s IMDB pages forever. And yet, nobody’s careers seem to have been ruined. Pretty much every major actor has other things in production. There weren’t even any Razzie nominations, which may turn out to be the greatest snub in awards history.