Friday, March 16, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Online reading leads me to various writings (enough!) and video. The Cats Of Mirikitani (good vignette) and Hiroshima mon amour (overall good with interesting DVD interviews but the flashback to me went on too long/laid on a tad thick) being two recent ones. My foreign film at a small theater pick this time was The Insult, which was good too, but a bit unbalanced (each being a victim/in the wrong adds much to the point) between the two main characters. The courtroom battle of small battle reflecting bigger ones has a familiar feel.
Some, including Justice Sotomayor in her Glossip dissent, have voiced the idea that the firing squad might be the best approach for executions. Now that lethal injection for various reasons is problematic, nitrogen gas is offered too. As noted in the article and comments there, this leaves something to be desired. But, maybe THIS method will be okay!
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
The "pleased" comment here to me is near trolling though I respect the person overall. I discuss the case some in comments; basically military personnel got caught (apparently not for nefarious reasons) with classified photos via an abandoned phone and then tried to cover it up. Got a year (he has been out for months) and supervised release. Not exactly a rank injustice or something. Oh, allowed Trump et. al. to do Hillary trolling. Minor if notable Trump use of power that is getting the expected "kudos" from usual suspects.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
The NYT review of this is on point including: "Marina insists on her own dignity — her basic rights to respect, safety and the pursuit of pleasure — in the face of condescension, indifference and contempt." The lead [she basically carries the film though the man she loves shines in his limited playing time] deserved a nomination herself. Nice to see Angelika again. And Also: Housing Works shop nearby. Library too but closed early with the snow muck. Also, really liked film but perhaps small demerit as to mostly one note supporting cast -- great movies tend to have multiple very good roles. Again, she mostly carried film.