Thursday, September 5, 2013

Moonrise Kingdom

Movie:  Moonrise Kingdom
Like/Don't Like:  Lovely

Dream job: be on Wes Anderson's design team - felt division. Just think of all the hours I could spend making little felt accessories for his movies.  Because there are always loads of them.

That's not the only reason why I loved this movie. Although it has a lot to do with it.  I just love his singular vision.  His characters have these crazy, quirky dreams that they just go for.  And they do it in style.  This time it's teenagers running away together and it's kind of magical what happens. It's a pretty simple story told in a very grand and precise way.  It's right up my alley.


Movie:  Lincoln
Like/Don't Like:  Really good

Does it make me less of an American to say that Steven Spielberg isn't my favorite?  I mean, he certainly can do a Big Picture, but sometimes they're a little heavy handed.  Or a lot.  Like, let's put some magic right here and really make them feel.  You know?  Anyway, that's a beef I have.

But there's no denying that this is a great story.  And that Lincoln was awesome.  And that slavery is bad.  And that Daniel Day-Lewis is scary good. I mean, seriously, who is this guy? I thought it was kind of long, but he was just so convincing that I went along for his performance alone.  Great stuff.