annasophia robb, candace cameron bure, decalogue, decalogue 7, dekalog, freaky, if i only had christmas, inferno, krzysztof kieslowski, ron howard, rush, taylor swift, taylor swift folklore the long pond studio sessions, the sea of trees, the undoing, words on bathroom walls
This was a lot of fun and I wish I could have watched it on Halloween. A teacher has it out for the main character and actually gives some kid a bad grade, because they have a ‘stupid’ sounding name. When the trailer came out, Stephen King tweeted that Vince Vaughn should get an Oscar for his performance, which we know is never going to happen. However, both Vaughn and Newton give great performances here. Oh yeah, and there’s an SVU reference.
‘Did he? You know? I’ve seen SVU, I know the signs.’
I just cannot believe they never used the CCTV footage of the girl kissing Nicole. This is a very good series from the creator of Big Little Lies starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. I cannot stop thinking about Nicole’s character embarrassing herself speaking on behalf of her husband. All of her patients will leave her, if she failed to see what kind of person he was, how can she fix them?
The worldwide pandemic is both the best and worst time to watch this film. Thanks to the gory portrayal of hell at the beginning of the film, I liked it so much more than The DaVinci Code. I haven’t seen Angels and Demons, but I’m planning to.
I rewatch Dekalog every Christmas because It’s my favourite series. Also, I love how Artur Barcis doesn’t appear in this one, but is still credited. (He appears in 8 out of the 10 films). He was supposed to play a man at the train station, but Kieslowski experienced some technical difficulties and chose not to include him in the end. Dekalog 7 (Thou shalt not steal) is about a young woman who had her teacher’s baby at sixteen, and her headmaster mother volunteered to claim the kid as her own. Six years later the daughter kidnaps her kid and plans to take her to Canada.
And to think even despite his injuries sustained from the crash, Lauda outlived Hunt by 25 years. It just proves, we don’t know what life has in store for us. I can’t lie, the final narration did make me tear up.
Taylor Swift: Folklore – The Long Pond Studio Sessions
I’ve been putting off watching this documentary, but a day before Taylor surprised us with her 9th album, I dropped everything to say goodbye to folklore. I still cannot believe we were blessed with two documentaries and two albums in a single year. I also love every single one of these songs.
‘And if I’m dead to you, why are you at the wake?
Cursing my name, wishing I stayed,
Look at how my tears ricochet.’
Words on Bathroom Walls
wasn’t expecting to cry at this, and then the stepdad scene happened. That’s also when I realised I didn’t have any tissues in my living room. The high rating is mostly for the stepson/stepdad relationship arc.
The Sea of Trees
Only here for Naomi Watts who delivered. Sadly, Gus Van Sant did not.
If I Only Had Christmas
Candace Cameron Bure’s Christmas films get worse with each year.