Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Savages and Tuli

Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney star in this funny, touching and sad story of a self absorbed brother and sister who must come to terms with themselves as they are forced to care for their estranged elderly dementia suffering father.

Great writing...some fabulous dialgoue like "We're not in therapy right now, we're in real life". I wish I could remember more, but this film is sure to hit the box office soon. Keep an eye out. A really well told story by Director Tamara Jenkins, who also directed The Slums of Beverly Hills.

Also saw a Phillipino Film called 'Tuli'. Interesting story and good acting, but the video would have been better served if they understood how to make video look more filmic. Shot on film, it would have really brought out the cinematic beauty of their surroundings.

On lunch break...more later...let's hope for some good parties tonight. According to our group, the PBS party was awesome with fantastic food, but the Frontier party was kinda lame....then they all crashed while...

JD, Michael McReynolds, his brother and I went to the midnight screening of We are the Strange. All animated in every possible way you can animate from anime to stop motion to claymation to stuff I don't even know how to describe. Very bizarre movie. Not even sure if I like it or not. I'm glad I saw it, because there is nothing in the world like it and this guy is certainly ahead of the curve, but the story was whack!! It was like watching animated Beckett...I have no idea what was going on in that movie.

Looks like it might snow...overcast and cold...

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