Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Women in Film Blogathon

By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, July 29, 2014 , 40 Comments
John Hitchcock, over at Hichcock's World. is running a very fun blogathon focusing on the women in cinema.

Here are the rules:
  1. The female character in question should have qualities that make her strong. That doesn't necessarily mean better than the guys, just well-written; we're trying to promote equality here, not reverse misogyny.
  2. Unlike my previous blogathon, I'm going to be a bit stricter here and say that each entry should only focus on one character. However, if you like you can write multiple entries examining different characters.
  3. If you can, do try to find less obvious choices. There are a few that I can expect are likely to get picked: Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor, etc. If you decide to write about any the "obvious" choices, I encourage you to at least try and find something new to say about them.
  4. You are allowed to pick characters from any film from genre or time period you like.

Friday, July 25, 2014

(141) Fifi Croissant + links

By sati (harlequinade) Friday, July 25, 2014 32 Comments
  • At one point this week I found myself gifing Stephen in The Tunnel and drinking chocolate milk. I'm not even sorry. My God look at all that adorableness above. And that's just from two episodes.
  • 'Fifi Croissant'.*giggling* *sobbing* *giggling* *sobbing*

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Hit me with your best shot: Under the Skin

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, July 22, 2014 , , 25 Comments


    Over at the amazing filmexperience there is a wonderful series going on called 'Hit me with your best shot' where you get to choose your single favorite shot from the assigned movie and write the reason why you chose it.

    Well for my first ever post participating I'm in a luck as even with the amazing amount of stunning shots in Under the Skin there is one that was truly the best one there.

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Six Degrees of Separation blogathon

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, July 20, 2014 30 Comments
    Awesome Fisti from a Fistful of Films passed this to me and my assignment is to get from Jason Statham to Michael Haneke in 6 steps or less, as part of Nostra's blogathon

    Here are the rules-  get ready to test your knowledge of actors/movies and directors with the six degrees of separation blogathon. You will get two names of either actors/actresses/directors or movies and what you will have to do is make a link between them in a maximum of six steps.

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    (140) Leo, Interrupted + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, July 18, 2014 30 Comments
  •  *screams into pillow* *soils herself*
  • I mean if that gif in the middle isn't eyefucking than I don't know what eyefucking is.

  • Monday, July 14, 2014

    Under the Skin

    By sati (harlequinade) Monday, July 14, 2014 , , , , , , , 44 Comments


    Let me preface this by saying that I did like the movie a lot. Unfortunately, since I am familiar with book material there's going to be a lot of 'oh, what could have been!' talk here.

    It's been a year, more or less, since I read Michel Faber's terrific novel Under the Skin. Since I don't have much time to read fiction, I don't spend my time with books that often. The main reason I usually do is because there is a movie in the works based on the novel and it sounds amazing. So what happens is I read the book, I love it and then I see the movie. And it's not the right way to go. At all.

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    (139) Man of my dreams. This man may kill me.* + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, July 11, 2014 36 Comments
    *a chilling line from new Gone Girl trailer, as well as the perfect description of my Fridays with movies featuring Stephen.
  • I'm gonna be watching Deja Vu tonight. This is what, apparently, happens in it:
  • I just...I just.... *noises*

  • Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Against the Crowd blogathon

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, July 8, 2014 46 Comments
    There's really fun blogathon going on Dell on Movies. It's about letting your readers know what beloved movie you hated and what hated movie you loved.

    Friday, July 4, 2014

    (138) Sir, people can see you! + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, July 4, 2014 44 Comments
  • Firelight, oh my God!
  • I made a gifset (obviously) and those aren't even all the moments when I thought I was going to die while watching this. In a good way.
  • Here are some of my thoughts about the movie. Sophie Marceau seriously sounded like she was simultaneously dying and blacking out and seeing God...while...you know.

  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Visual Parallels: Melancholia + Sleeping Beauty

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, July 2, 2014 , , 38 Comments
    Two movies that are perhaps not well known but they remain some of the most unique films I've seen. Both quite difficult and similar - not just when it comes to the disturbed heroine but also the way we are shown her life on screen.