the last time i tried to talk about this with an obama supporter, she quit talking to me for, well, forever
dexter, season premiere

what i watched last week

I had hoped to include Sharktopus here, but I screwed up the recording, so we won’t get to watch it until later in the week.

Summer Hours. Casually intense look at a family in transition. Excellent acting (and casting, which matters) and an intelligent screenplay make this a movie for grownups. I have to say, it was a bit too languid for me. Even when something happens, director Olivier Assayas refuses to make a big deal of it. The event that is the center of the film happens off camera, which is appropriate. I can’t argue with the approach, which matches the subject matter and, I assume, reflects what Assayas wants to tell us. It all just felt a bit too much like something that was good for me, rather than something that I loved. #48 on the They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They list of the top 250 films of the 21st century. 7/10.

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