“If I think about a musician that I really love, it’s a type of meditation for me. It soothes my head and it makes me feel good, when nothing else could. I mean, if there was nothing but just the buildings and the houses and the windows and the streets, life wouldn’t be worth living. It’s because of music and paintings and artists and musicians and movies, that’s what makes life wonderful, is these bursts of beauty that come up from people who are creative. Just my images of people, you know… like if I think of David Bowie, I just get a soothing sensation throughout my whole body.”—John Frusciante (via fuckyeahfrusciantism)
It’s chilly out. Andrew wraps his coat tighter around him, as he slings the duffel bag across his shoulder. He’s going to love this, love me, for this, he thinks. As he enters the after-party, he can immediately spot Jesse, who is off…
The top five films of 2010 (In Candidacy for Oscars)
1. The Kings Speech
There was literally nothing wrong with this movie… Firth Carter and Rush were unbelievably outstanding and there was such great contrast of public opinion and personal view point from “Lionel.” I wanted to hate it, but there was nothing to hate about this movie.
2. Black Swan
Natalie Portman gave an outstanding performance, but more importantly the cinematography was beautiful and the original score should win a category by itself. Aronofsky did a great job centering in the emotion and unfortunate obsessions with perfection in both society and the world of ballet.
3. The Fighter
I watched this again last night and all I can say is Christian Bale. I’ve never seen such perfection, other than Leonardo DiCaprio in Gilbert Grape. The director did a great job of capturing Boston and the characters were perfectly portrayed.
4. The Social Network
Jesse Eisenberg was at his best in this, and the writing was superb. I’d say this perfectly captured the feel of the modern era and fundamentals of real-life relationships and internet-based communication. The music was great as well, especially the opening scene.
5. Blue Valentine
It wasn’t my favorite by far, but Grizzly Bear’s melancholy drone perfectly matched the feel of the movie and Ryan Gosling totally deserves a nomination. Michelle Williams and Gosling had great chemistry, and the cinematography was interesting and unique.