I see a lot of movies every year. A
ton. But this year I’ve decided I don’t see enough movies, so one of my
New Year Resolutions was to simply see more. And to write about them.
See, that’s the other half of the equation: I see a ton of movies, but
I write about comparatively few of them. There are a lot of reasons,
but they mainly boil down to the fact that I feel the need to do long
form reviews, and sometimes – like in the midst of Sundance – I just
don’t have the time.
so was born this new blog! I aim to make an entry for every single
movie I see in 2010. Some entries may be very short, some may be
lengthy. Entries may take a couple of days to be posted. Let’s see how
long this lasts.
last thing: one of my main objectives this year is to rewatch more
movies. I know this sounds like a strange goal, but there are films I
haven’t seen since high school, which means it’s been almost a lifetime
since I saw them. Recently I rewatched Black Christmas for the first
time since the 1980s, and I might as well have been seeing the movie
for the first time. I’m interested in getting a look at some movies I
loved or hated twenty or even ten years ago and seeing how I feel about
d. Atom Egoyan
My favorite part of a film festival is spending a whole day in a theater watching movies. Four or five movies in a row is like heaven for me, so I was very excited when I got to create my own mini-film fest by watching four movies in a day a couple of weeks ago. The first two were press screenings, back to back and in the same theater in Beverly Hills, followed by two revival screenings in Hollywood.
The first press screening was Atom Egoyan’s Chloe, a psychosexual mess of a movie that goes from intriguing to laughable to really very silly. The plus side of the film is that it’s quite filthy – if you’ve ever wanted to know what Liam Neeson looks like when he’s coming in someone’s mouth you’re in luck – and it’s got enough nudity to warrant a late night cable TV viewing. I’m just not sure it’s worth a real movie ticket.
My review of this will be on the site this week.