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  1. Mr Cat Dog
    4 Days Ago 12:12 PM
    Mr Cat Dog
    I like Birdman. I understand why people hate it so much but I just can't muster up that level of vitriol for a kooky comedy about the theatre/Hollywood/art and all that. It wouldn't have been my first pick in any category (I'm still on the Dick Poop train when it comes to cinematography) but it's better than an Imitation Game sweep or something like that. Silver linings! If there was one that slightly irked me, however, it was the screenplay award, as Birdman was good in spite of, rather than because of, its screenplay! And it would have been a perfect opportunity to recognise Wes Anderson.

    Thank you for the very kind words but, especially for the next few months, I'm just going to be too busy to do any serious writing. I'll only probably see about one or two films per week (including repertory ones like Punch-Drunk Love and Blow-Up) in any case, and when I do log them, it's more a case of word vomit than anything else.

    I was really disappointed in Kumiko, as I'd heard good things about it and Fargo is one of my favourite films of all time. I knew the brief outline of the true story upon which it was based, and the film didn't illuminate anything new, nor did it make what I did know remotely interesting. If it were challenging or doing something against the grain, I'd recommend seeing it in spite of my lack of enthusiasm, but the worst thing about it is that it's so boring!

    And yeah, I'd already seen the rule changes. Interesting. That is, until OITNB/Shameless/Jane the Virgin successfully campaign to be reclassified, then it all becomes the exact same as it was before! I guess we'll wait and find out. I love a good entertainment judicial arbitration!
  2. Rest
    4 Days Ago 10:15 AM
    Oh yeah, and I know you're still keeping in touch with TV and the Emmys so check this out if you haven't yet: http://tvline.com/2015/02/20/emmy-awards-rule-changes-comedy-drama-half-hour/
  3. Rest
    4 Days Ago 10:13 AM
    You got 70-something-percent right, that's great I guess? Am bit iffy with the Birdman win when there's Boyhood, Grand Budapest and American Sniper contending but it's whatever. It's a good film! Dat cinematography! Though that screenplay win is pretty irksome (should have gone to Grand Budapest). And that John Travolta portion. Christ on sale.

    Also, you should really be updating your blog more. Maybe put the reviews you make on Letterboxd into some sort of Week in Review thing on your Wordpress? I would definitely read it; I love the way you write. Its bookmark would so perfectly sit next to some other film blogs I subscribe to.

    Eyyy, your rating for Kumiko is making me feel sad. Is it that bad? A Fargo "meta spin-off" thing starring Kikuchi was sounding so great to me.
  4. Mr Cat Dog
    1 Week Ago 04:53 PM
    Mr Cat Dog
    Here's the best picture I could take. Was pretty far back.

    If you ever get to see him, get as far to the front as possible and he will touch your hand many, many times! He went into the crowd at least twice, split the set roughly equally: half Black Messiah, half Brown Sugar/Voodoo (which I don't know as well, but 'Brown Sugar' was definitely a highlight). Two encores, the latter of which was an extended 'Untitled (How Do You Feel)' where he gave props to all of The Vanguard, which was a really nice touch. Only bad part was he kept us waiting a lot: started about 40 minutes late, and reeeeeeeally pushed it with the length of time waiting for encores; people next to me were a bit pissed. Other than that it was fucking amazing!

    Also, before I left, I put some - very wrong - Oscar predictions up on the ol' blog. You should check 'em out if you have time. They will be wrong, but I guess I'm sticking with them...
  5. Rest
    1 Week Ago 08:49 AM
    Ah right, skipped over the date. Sharing a space with St. Vincent is a life goal of mine, and I reckon I'll be able to check her out if she plays at Singapore again next year with Laneway Festival. Lucky-ass Londoners.

    Okayyyy. I'll just be here listening to Black Messiah on repeat. I'm actually crazy on The Soulquarians right now. Been listening to a lot of Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Common, J Dilla and The Roots in the past week, and it's been like perpetual zen every day. Pretty cool feeling, would highly recommend it.
  6. Mr Cat Dog
    1 Week Ago 05:37 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    I saw St. Vincent last year, hence the date: 25th October 2014. She didn't do any crowdsurfing, unfortunately, but was her tripped-out weird self between songs.

    Will let you know about D'Angelo on Sunday. Should be good! And I'm well aware of how much scum I am!
  7. Rest
    1 Week Ago 03:15 AM
    BOOOO *throws greasy movie popcorn at Cat* Tell me 'bout them later, ya scum.

    Make sure you're standing front-and-center when Annie plays Krokodil. She does a crowd surf and you can briefly graze your hand on her angel-skin if you're lucky.
  8. Mr Cat Dog
    1 Week Ago 07:49 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    Funny you should mention that, FKA twigs is actually playing London on Thursday and I tried to get tickets but they're all sold out and I'm not paying £200 for secondary market tickets.

    St. Vincent, on the other hand...

  9. Rest
    1 Week Ago 07:09 AM
    I'm actually so jealous right now that I might just throw up. You should know that this is where I start getting resentful towards you. Don't be telling me you're gonna go see St. Vincent and FKA twigs and shit sometime soon too.
  10. Mr Cat Dog
    1 Week Ago 06:50 AM
    Mr Cat Dog
    Also, not to make you too jealous:

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