Thursday, March 29, 2012

“I love Whit Stillman,” Dunham tells me. “I love his work so much, but it’s—it’s rarefied in a way I don’t want to be. It’s so specific.” Woody Allen made that leap, she pointed out: The country saw themselves in him. “I love Noah Baumbach. I love Nicole Holofcener. I love James L. Brooks. I’m crazy about Mike Leigh: Career Girls!”

This lady! I love how Lena Dunham and I pretty much have the same taste in film - and that I like her movies. Hence why I cried a lonely tear when I saw she'd arranged this series at BAM (one of my fave cinemas in NYC) called Hey Girlfriend! and that I won't be there for the Chris Eigman and Whit Stillman chat.  Pretty much going to move to BK later this year to make sure this never happens again.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

You Changed Me


Kinda love this guy. Miss you Canada.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bobbin Bicycles - Style Film from Miles Langley on Vimeo.

Not that there is not enough pro-bicycle propaganda out there, that I don't feel guilty everyday for not riding my bike, which I don't do because of lack of insurance, lack of bike lanes in TO, and lack of confidence in my own bike experience - BUT this really makes me want to be a BIKE person on this particular bike.

I can hypnotize a pancake

Luna - Teenage Lightning

My love for Bruce Springsteen knows no bounds, so no big surprise that I love this. Its a long video, so I copy-and-pasted a highlight below, as incentive.

“Open your ears, open your hearts. Don’t take yourselves too seriously and take yourself as seriously as death itself. Don’t worry. Worry your ass off. Have iron clad confidence. But doubt! It keeps you awake and alert. Believe you are the baddest ass in town and you suck. It keeps you honest. Be able to keep two completely contradictory ideas alive and well in your heart and head at all times. If it does not drive you crazy it will make you strong. Stay hard, stay hungry and stay alive.”

Thursday, March 8, 2012

So excited for the return of Community next week!

Dream woman

Playing 'Where is My Mind' on bass is oddly satisfying, and 'resisting the urge to over-elaborate', is my new motto.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Armaggedon, Armageddon and Jheosaphat, how may I direct your call?

2011 was the year I met Whit Stillman, hopefully 2012 will be the year I meet Hal Hartley, but at least I KNOW  I'm seeing him in a Q and A in March at IFC for a Book of Life screening, which randomly coincides with my trip to NYC between contracts. Now I just have to meet Noah Baumbach and Richard Linklater and my 90s verbose slacker film dreams will have all come true.

Consolation prize for missing out on Fiona Apple tickets :/

PS In other Hal Hartley news I wrote about his films and got to share my obsession with limerance here