Thursday, March 01, 2007


i cannot see every movie i want to but i try. they slip through the cracks or even worse, they never play here in the emerald city (hello sherrybaby). i am not going to talk about how stupid movie distribution is since we here in seattle are luckier than most cities from a cinema standpoint. but i digress...

last night netflix brought me "the science of sleep" starring gael garcia bernal and serge gainsbourg's daughter charlotte. did i like it? sure in what might seem like an unenthusiastic way but i highly recommend a viewing. this strong opinion is based on many components which stand out as great reasons to see it as apposed to the jumpy narrative which is difficult to follow and the lack of story all together. i loved gael! who doesn't? my pal who i watched it with was nearly twitching every time he smiled on the screen as though he was flirting with her...and he's got that amazing star power - he just looks like a movie star! michel gondry pushes creativity and explores film making like a kid experimenting with building blocks, pushing it higher and higher - making something albeit i am not sure what with this movie. i did find myself laughing at the absurdity of it all and one of my favorite things about this movie was that every character seemed to be wearing the same thing throughout the entire movie! bernal made me laugh with his silliness and there are some pretty sweet moments with ms. gainsbourg - especially when he gets drunk and feels the pangs of jealousy.

so, blah blah blah. i love netflix.


Nat said...

When are we going to watch "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"?

CUNY Queen said...

"Smells like bread." Remember our movie quote-a-thons at GHC?