Friday, October 30, 2015

(207) The week of 9 films + links

By sati (harlequinade) Friday, October 30, 2015 25 Comments
  • The Queen of Mischief was featured in the pics in Empire magazine. Oh my God. I may actually stop living while watching this movie.

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015

    American Horror Story 5x03 Mommy / 5x04 Devil's Night

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, October 29, 2015 4 Comments
    Yeah, so this is awkward - I didn't have the time to recap the episode last Thursday and then I kinda forgot to recap it. But I warned you it may happen. So we are doing the double feature today.

    Last week's episode unfortunately showed us more of Alex. Is there anyone watching who actually cares about this arc? Anyways it turns out Alex loves her abducted son way more than her husband - whom she wants to divorce - and daughter - whom she throws the most epic side eye since Catelyn Tully. So Alex goes to Hotel and after being teased by Naomi Campbell's ghost (by the way don't you badmouth Zara) she runs into Holden and takes him home, because oh well what could possibly go wrong?

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    Crimson Peak

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, October 27, 2015 , , , , , , , 16 Comments

    Before I discuss the many problems Crimson Peak unfortunately has, let's just get this out of the way - this is the finest haunted house in cinema since Alejandro Amenabar directed The Others, back in 2001. The house in Crimson Peak is a true marvel - beautifully designed, meticulously planned and definitely worth seeing on the big screen. As advertised, this is the house that breathes and bleeds - the wind sounds like wailing, the red clay spilling through wooden boards looks like blood. This house is truly magnificent and one of the strongest things in the movie.

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    (206) So madd(en)ing + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, October 23, 2015 24 Comments
  • Tom Hardy became a father again! His wife Charlotte gave birth to their child yesterday. While searching for the news I found this pic of Tom and his first son.
  • There are no words.
  • I was supposed to see Crimson Peak today but I was too exhausted to go to cinema. I'm just so tired. I've been falling asleep at 10 pm lately. I came to work at 7.20 today and finished working around 14:40. It's madness.
  • I finally sat down and watched Far From the Madding Crowd last weekend. I'm creating the dumbest character of the year category in my annual awards just for the main chick.
  • JFC this movie. First some sheep committed mass suicide by jumping off the cliff. Then I think a dog got shot, but it was out of frame so I can always pretend it didn't happen. Then that main bitch gets a lamb from this guy and he proposes and she says no. Then Michael Sheen proposes and the bitch says no. And previously in the movie she sent him a valentine but when it is pointed out to her by the lamb guy that she led the poor guy on she fires him. But then some sheeps' stomachs start exploding - or something - so she rides after the lamb guy because only he can help her. Then some gigolo soldier arrives and waves a sword - literally - at her in the woods and she marries him. He is of course a douche and gets her in debt and impregnates some plot device played as usual by Juno Temple and then plot device and its baby die and then he is pronounced dead after he allegedly drowns so poor Sheen proposes again and just as she maybe kind of will graciously agree the dead husband comes back and Sheen shoots him so he is sent to jail and the one left who gave her a lamb is leaving her but - poor guy - she catches on to him and they make out.

    My God.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Visual Parallels: A Single Man + The Hours

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, October 20, 2015 , , 21 Comments
    Stephen Daldry's The Hours and Tom Ford's A Single Man are both beautiful movies dealing with the subject of loneliness. The first follows three women, each living in different time, but each of them hopelessly stuck in their lives. The second shows a day of a man who lost his lover and is set on killing himself.

    Friday, October 16, 2015

    (205) Fuck you, Pixar + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, October 16, 2015 30 Comments
  •  You know every single time I watch Scream Queens I shop. 

  • Thursday, October 15, 2015

    American Horror Story 5x02 Chutes and Ladders

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, October 15, 2015 4 Comments

    This week at the Hotel we got to truly suffer trough the introduction and the following scenes featuring Finn Wittrock's character, we got to learn a little bit about Countess Elizabeth and we got a truly awesome black and white flashback which was so incredibly brutal I'm almost sure it would not be allowed to air in color.

    We opened with Sally being sadistic to that raped dude and sewing him into the mattress. Then one of the Swedish tourists died after vamp kid fed on her and Iris and Liz Taylor along with the maid got rid of her body. Iris comes over to Elizabeth's room because she wants to speak with Donovan but he hides from her. Elizabeth tells him she wants to go out but he wants to stay in and watch House of Cards. So Elizabeth goes out on her own.

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    Simply the Best: 2009 - 2005

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, October 14, 2015 31 Comments
    The Oscar season is almost upon us so I thought it would be fun to assemble a list of my winners in 5 big categories. I originally wanted to just share the list but once I started to write about these movies and performances the post grew so much I had to split it into three. So here is the second one with my winners for Best Picture and best performances between 2009 and 2005:

    Friday, October 9, 2015

    (204) Tear you apart + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, October 9, 2015 41 Comments
  •  I could go see Legend this weekend. 
  • However, I fear for my life --->
  • This is too much. GOD DAMN 
  • I'm just...
  • I can't.
  • Can someone please inform Hardy that when he looks like THAT and walks around the streets just grabbing dogs and being adorable with them he should never ever speak or wear a suit because a combo of that, dogs and his voice will cause implosion of ovaries making the plot of Children of Men a reality?
  • Oh God where are men like that? 

  • Thursday, October 8, 2015

    American Horror Story 5x01 Checking In

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, October 8, 2015 12 Comments

    American Horror Story is back and what a triumphant return it is. Everyone was worried when it was announced that season 4 was the last one for Jessica Lange. Then everyone was even more worried when they found out that Lady Gaga, who apparently called Ryan Murphy expressing her desire to be on the show, will replace Lange as the show's leading lady. But people were worried for nothing because "Checking In" is a very promising start of the season and the most intense and atmospheric episode the show had to date.

    Saturday, October 3, 2015

    Simply the Best: 2015 - 2010

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, October 3, 2015 40 Comments
    The Oscar season is almost upon us so I thought it would be fun to assemble a list of my winners in 5 big categories. I originally wanted to just share the list but once I started to write about these movies and performances the post grew so much I had to split it into three. So here is the first one with my winners for Best Picture and best performances between 2010 and 2015. 2015 picks are likely to change but at this point I just want to praise these performances. Fury Road is safe where it is, though.

    Friday, October 2, 2015

    (203) Heavy breathing + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, October 2, 2015 31 Comments
  • If Lubezki wins, is it the 3rd consecutive one? Did it ever happen before? Oh, bow. Bow, bitches.
  • I know Deakins was nominated 12 times before and he is more than likely getting in for Sicario, but Sicario looks...cute comparing to this fucking mammoth of cinematography.
  • And Tom's voice! Jesus, man!