Aug. 6, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST
by golden tribw
it may be sincere but in plain letters it reads like awkward brown-nosing
Aug. 6, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST
It's a difficult subject to explore and make a central part of your art. It's a quality so many people are familiar with in their daily lives and respond to it when rendered on screen by people like Miranda July, but it is also something many other people will institutionally reject unless it's presented in very specific, acceptable ways. Like an emotional gag-reflex, I think. Among a north American movie market with such deeply prescriptive diet of superhero films, action movies, gross out comedies and Oscar-baiting indie melodramas it's outliers like July swimming singularly up-stream making their own things, their own way, that part of loving films is fundamentally about. At least for me. For my innanet funbucks, I think she's super talented. Finding that really difficult creative sweet-spot between exploring honest things but in heightened, stylized ways. Looking forward to The Future. And more short stories, if she's got 'em. Thanks for the innaviews, Capone.
Aug. 6, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST
by stelios kantos
Google it and you'll hate her too.
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST
Richard Grossinger, very talented writer of really densely written new age books with a strongly scientific bent. I recommend "2013: Raising the Earth to the Next Vibration" and "Embryos, Galaxies and Sentient Beings: How the Universe Makes Life." The latter attempts to connect ontology and embryology (the development of the fetus in the womb) with wider issues of cosmological evolution. He runs a publishing company, North Atlantic Books, which despite its name is paradoxically based in Berkeley, California.
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST
I never like quirky indie romantic flicks, but this just drew me in. The characters were believable
Aug. 6, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST
by the Green Gargantua
Aug. 6, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST
To counterbalance Capone's brown-nosing, let me just say: One Christmas I gave my wife the DVD of YOU AND ME AND EVERYONE WE KNOW as a gag gift. We saw it in the theatre and both found it wretched. We had some fun slagging it afterwards over Indian food, though, so it wasn't a total loss. So, Not A Fan. But I don't have to feel badly about running her down in Capone's gushing thread, because I a) saw her movie in the theatre and b) bought the DVD.
Aug. 6, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST
That IFC theater on 6th Ave (previously the Waverly) I found it to be the quintessential IFC film to open the IFC theater. And I don't really mean that in a good way. Meanwhile, IFC the channel now has commercials, lots and lots of them. Thus rendering the channel basically un-watchable, as a two hour long movie now takes three.
Aug. 6, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST
So, this creepy couple can't even commit to a pet. The cute, artsy girl fucks some weird old guy and breaks her boyfriends heart. Yeah, I want to see that.
Aug. 6, 2011, 9:54 p.m. CST
...sorry to ruin it for those of you excited to see this, but, I think I'm in the right considering this is shaping up to be the movie year of "Its always okay for a woman to cheat": HALL PASS; CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE; THE FUTURE... all movies involving women cheating on men who are never held accountable for THEIR actions. Its all dismissed with the excuse of "Well, they're women, so, you know, they're all emotional and stuff..." and/or "Well, the guys are not tall, dark, and handsome real men, who don't have independent thoughts and feelings, so, you know, they kinda brought it on themselves..." Nordling's review for CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE summed up the reason why this happens more so than anything else I've read this year about these types of movies when he stated that Moore's character, who cheats on Carell's character, is merely having a "personal crisis", then goes on to bash Carrell's character for hooking up with women during the separation. And, of course, right here Capone dismisses the actions of July's character's by the classic "She made a bad decision". Its time for men to grow a backbone again: Not holding women accountable for something like cheating is NOT being politically correct or enlightened ...its being lazy and weak. Have men really become so beaten and patronized that they can't even defend the IDEA of themselves projected in mainstream and independent movies? Have we become so desperate for positive female attention that we won't question anything, even in the privacy of our homes?
Aug. 6, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST
by mr teaspoon
Haven't seen any of her movies. I have a book of her short stories, were kind of so-so. But listen to her album The Binet Simon Test in a dark room alone. Just absolutely brilliant, the kind of album I deliberately don't listen to very much so as to maintain the impact it has on me.
Aug. 7, 2011, 12:14 a.m. CST
... that I no longer watch the channel. I don't even look to see what's on it when scrolling through the movie channels. There are plenty of other ways to watch movies, even the movies they show, without watching commercials in the process. And it just feels fuckin' weird. Rolling along through twenty minutes of quirky indie film, swear words and all, and then there's a fucking car commercial all of a sudden. Nope. I'm done with that channel.
Aug. 7, 2011, 2:01 a.m. CST
... and there's a picture of Miranda July.
Aug. 7, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST
American men are as gutless as American women are narcissistic and angry from hell. It's a grim time. 'You've come a long way baby'. Yeah, but you're heading in wrong direction.
Aug. 7, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST
Agreed on IFC commercials. Zodiac was 3+ hours long.
Aug. 7, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST
by Norman Colson
ive never heard of her...
Aug. 8, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST
...loved her film, and loved her book of short stories even more. On nearly every page there was something that made me laugh out loud.