Monthly Archives: May 2009
Grading papers has occupied a lot of my time and thoughts lately, so I’ll just give an update on what I’m watching. Netflix has lately granted me the “bonus” fourth DVD as part of their promotion. Here’s the current list: … Continue reading
This week I finally saw The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei. I was prepared for good performances, and I agree with much of the critical praise. From the opening, we as spectators are aligned with Rourke’s Randy “the Ram” point of view. Throughout the film the camera travels behind him, linking his life “on stage” in the ring to his “real” life at work and with other people. It is an very touching film, and like another film that really impressed me this year, Frozen River, it highlights people who seem very familiar to me.
But the thing I can’t stop thinking about is the use of violence in this film and consequently, in film in general Continue reading