Yes, I am the most horribly sporadic blogger in the universe. Totally my fault. I was about to blog the other day and my mum said "Hurry up! It's just a blog. It's not good for anything." So naturally I stopped blogging for awhile and moped. I am so one of those bite my nose off just to spite my face kind of people. Pathetic, I know. But anyways I promise to post extra wonderful things in the coming week. I really want to make this blog into soemthing worthy of being in my fashion journalism applications portfolio. Any tips? Give me an email.
Firstly I want to talk about 'Mammoth' by Lucas Moodyson.
Gael Garcis Bernal + Michelle Williams are an amazing duo for any project but put Moodyson at the helm and it's not a surpise that it already has award nominations. I must confess that I'm a sucker for any kind of indie/sundance/Cannes film festival nominees. Harrowing, indie, funny films with quirky casts & striking cinematography coupled with wonderful soundtracks and you've got me trapped. Though this film looks like a giant step up in funding compared to the other Moodyson films I've seen and loved. 'Lilya-4-Ever'. Possibly the most depressing film ever.
It's literally one of my favourite films ever but I couldn't watch it over and over because that would no doubt end with suicide due to how harrowing and unforgiving the plot is. It's a dirty, bleak portrait of child trafficking from Russia to Sweden (Moodyson's homeland & my dreamland) which is a reality for more children than the government would like to admit. The main actress Oksana Akinshina's performance is beyond anything that other teen actresses seem to manage in the blockbusters that pack out cinemas across the globe.
'Together'(Tilsammans) Uplifting satirical comedy set in the 70's that looks at radical views on politics & social revolution.
Despite the difference between this and 'Lilya-4-Ever' I loved this just as much, possibly more. The script was fresh and funny but not too over-elaborate. The characters were relatable despite their extremist views. Also the ginger guy who plays her brother also plays Bruno's smitten assistant. I never kenw that but then again I didn't notice until this weekend that 'Role Models' sarcastic Paul Rudd was the step-brother in classic chick flick 'Clueless'.
And one more my-kind-of-movie 'That Evening Sun' by Scott Teems. The plot doesn't look particulary rivetting or multi-layered but it strikes me as more of a character study. I love character studies. Characters studies set among atmospheric Tennessee that have won several awards like Best Narrative feature and I lap it up. It reminds me of 'Down In The Valley' (starring Evan Rachel Wood, Cory Culkin & Edward Norton-brilliant-see it!) crossed with the style of 'Little Children' (starring Jennifer Connely, Kate Winslet, Jackie Earl Haley & Patrick Wilson-amazing narrative-see it!) And that's me over and out for today lovers but I've left you with some quality watching so go off and exercise those eyes and ears. I am off to town to have the side of my head reshaved, eyebrows done, hand out cvs & shop around with the mama. Adios!
My name is Jasmin but I've always liked boys with girls' names and names that end in -ie.
I'm an insomniac. I like to stay up late to watch the sky change from blue to black to beige and blue again. I'm a critically indecisive realist whose in love with the little things. I enjoy writing lists and schedules but never stick to them. I want to learn to do a million things like speak Swedish, play guitar, skateboard, hula hoop and play poker. My mind is always turning over a million things but I am a simple girl and I never ask for much. I'm a typical nerd and I'm excited by fashion, photography, books, ideas and theories.
I could pour through books and magazines until my eyes dribbled down my face in a torrent of glitter and sequins. It's true.
I like to paint what I write, write what I think and photograph what I see.
"Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known." Chuck Palahniuk, INVISIBLE MONSTERS