On Friday, I finished the final pages of André Aciman's beautiful "Call Me By Your Name," and I was thrilled to be home alone. Because the beauty and sorrow of the final pages? They came out of my mouth. Shouts and gasps and incredibly loud … Continue reading Book vs. movie: ‘Call Me By Your Name’
I was in second or third grade when the animated "Beauty and the Beast" hit theaters, so I was basically its target audience. I think that makes this nearly 34-year-old the target audience of the live action film that came out Friday, too. (At least, … Continue reading BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!!!
I first saw "Chasing Amy" as a college student, and during those four years, I probably racked up at least half a dozen viewings. I loved the twist in an otherwise traditional romantic comedy: boy meets girl, girl loves girl, boy gets girl, boy loses … Continue reading Man, has ‘Chasing Amy’ changed as I’ve grown up
Spoilers follow. But the movie's 12 years old so ... come on. I am not lukewarm on much. In general, something is the greatest thing on the planet, or it is the very worst thing I've ever encountered. This is especially true with movies. Up … Continue reading Is ‘Eternal Sunshine’ hopeful or depressing? Or both?
So the day became one of waiting, which was, he knew, a sin: moments were to be experienced; waiting was a sin against both the time that was still to come and the moments one was currently disregarding." ~Neil Gaiman, "Neverwhere" This is my fourth … Continue reading Some Neil Gaiman ‘Neverwhere’ love
I'm taking another prompt from Journaling Sage over on Instagram: List 30 things you want to do before your next birthday. My next birthday is less than two months away. It definitely puts some parameters on my list of 30 things to do, making them … Continue reading 30 things to do before my next birthday. Which is in two months.
I don't often watch the Oscars. I always mean to, but I usually forget about it until Monday morning when Facebook is full of "OMG, did you see her cleav??" and "Um, Meryl Streep/Martin Scorsese/Nicolas Cage was TOTALLY robbed last night." But I had a … Continue reading The best fashion from Oscars 2014