Films Watched: August, September and October 2013

And now it’s time for some minor blog maintenance. 2013 continues to be the year I am not really blogging. 2013 also continues to be the year I’m not really watching movies. My grand total stands at an abysmal 91. What can I say? Muddled Brain is a weird thing. But. But! Now that it is Oscar season, I’m starting to watch movies again. Here is what I saw in August, September, and October.

The Impossible (dir. J.A. Bayona, 2012)

Photo: Cineopsis
Photo: Cineopsis

Tsunamis! Destruction! Sad British children! Emotions! Fine, The Impossible often had me in tears. You win this round, Watts. Continue reading “Films Watched: August, September and October 2013”

The Song of Solomon

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE

There are an endless number of effecting moments in 12 Years A Slave. The despair of the boat ride that brings Solomon to the South. How Michael Fassbender embodies a truly sinister character in Edwin Epps. The eeriness of Mary Epps’ voice, heard off camera instructing Platt to whip Patsey. The joy and pain Solomon experiences writing and destroying a letter. But there is one moment, so profound, it somehow resonates above every other. Continue reading “The Song of Solomon”