I watched Almost Famous last week, and despite the odd cliche..I'd definitely say it resonated with me. The way you know something's resonated with you when you find yourself thinking about it and linking it to your life. There was a lotta discussion around authenticity and adolescence which accompanied feelings that have coloured my recent thoughts. Also...real talk: there was top notch groupie style throughout the entire film. I'm going to drop all critique here and just come out and say it to ya straight - I loved it, I really did.
I loved Magic in the Moonlight for it's southern France imagery and it's tasselled dresses and 20's soundtrack. I loved Emma Stone in it and some of the themes were good etc. etc. But there was this unmistakable unconvincingness that tainted the whole film, and I can't feel solidify it or specify it but I could feel it. Maybe it was that it was too similar to Midnight in Paris or because it's harder to respect Woody Allen following the abuse scandal.
I definitely enjoyed watching the film, but it's hard to distinguish if this was because of a love for the 20's themes or because it was actually a fantastic film. Solid effort but after losing all respect for Allen as a man, I don't know if I can take him seriously as a filmmaker.
Movies I absolutely must see include:
+ Une Femme Est Une Femme
+ Bottle Rocket
+ God Help The Girl
I spent the entire day watching Sex and The City so here's to a bullshit free tomorrow,