Jesse Eisenberg is seeing Double in the first U.S. trailer for Richard Ayoade's Submarine follow-up.
A wild ride by Susan Choi
Regina recalls Martha’s flights of hedonism in college: " ..I’d like to say I was defying gravity just as often as feeling its snare ..but my efforts were more likely spent clinging on with white knuckles to not be dislodged.”
15 years later: able to re-connect with Martha on her son’s blog, she realizes she hadn’t really put it behind her ”..after 2 hours of mainlining the blog ..my pupils [dilated] just slightly smaller than dimes ..my mind a blast crater ..I had to go to California.”
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
by Olivier Assayas with Juliette Binoche, Chloë Grace Moretz and Kristen Stewart
See the synopsis here.
Sound of my Voice (2011) wirh Brit Marling
Somewhere in the valley, there is a woman living in a basement. She claims to be from the future and she’s amassing followers. These people believe that she will actually lead them to salvation, or whatever. The FBI say she is perpetrating a con ..stockpiling weapons and forming a militia.
Another Earth (2011) with Brit Marling
You’d go? Yes. But you don’t know what’s out there. That’s why I would go. If you met yourself, what would you say? Better luck next time.
"San Francisco was a place of renewal .." Set in California during the gold rush. Eliza Sommers, a spirited orphan from Valparaiso, Chile, is raised by wealthy British colonialists. At age 16, Eliza follows her lover, a revolutionary named Joaquin, to California. She pays Tao, a Chinese medicine man and ships cook, to stow her away. Eliza then spends the next 4 years searching for Joaquin while playing piano for a traveling brothel, only to fatefully reunite with Tao in San Francisco. In order to move on with their lives after the gold rush each one must let go of something. Eliza has to end the pursuit of Joaquin .. give up the insulation and asexual persona she has adopted ..allow herself to come of age in the new world and get a focus on her present day feelings for Tao. Tao has to release the ghost of his deceased wife .. let go of thoughts of returning to China and it’s traditions .. look beyond cultural differences and accept his feelings for Eliza.
Chinese Puzzle 25 April, 2014
L’Auberge Espagnole 16 May, 2003
I’m French, Spanish, English, Danish. I’m not one, but many. I’m like Europe, I’m all that. I’m a real mess. It was like I’d always lived in this mess. Their bickering was like the constant drone in my head since childhood.
Voyage of Swell (Liz Clark’s journal)
"The destructive capacity of nonstop busyness rivals nuclear weapons and is addictive as opium." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende
"An astronomer needs more poetic imagination than common sense, because the magnificent complexity of the universe cannot be measured or explained, but only intuited."