I’ve written somewhere on this blog that I loved both Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. The final movie in the trilogy, Before Midnight, opened about a week or so ago in Singapore and damn if Richard Linklater (director), Julie Delpy (who plays Celine and shares screenwriting credits) and Ethan Hawke (who plays Jesse and shares screenwriting credits) did not deliver!
Continue reading Reviews: Before Midnight and Crazy Rich Asians
Sometimes the plot twists of reality trump fiction — big time! Imagine this: A musician toils for years without getting any recognition, gives up on his music — hangs up his guitar as it were, for a job as a construction worker — and resigns himself to living a life of obscurity, unappreciated…no, unheard of, in his own country.
Continue reading Rodriguez: The rock icon we’ve never heard of… till now
Satire is a great way to cut through. I think sometimes truth is so disturbed that if you don’t look at it through an absurdist lens, you’d never get out of bed. And I think also it’s a way of getting at the idea that it’s all inevitable. That murder is a legitimate economic policy, for example. We believe that’s just the way it is and there’s nothing that can be done about it. It’s just like the weather. There’s nothing we can do about it. We treat the war like the weather and the weather like the war.
John Cusack on his movie War Inc. Name another actor who can reference Moliere, Sesame Street, The Shock Doctrine, the American war policy on Iraq, and Frigidaire in one interview and not sound like he’s showing off. You can’t, coz he’s the only one. That’s why I still love him despite the fact that he’s now fat and plays daddy roles. Wish they show this movie here…