GUYS. Like I mentioned before I'm super bad at updating my blog with all the film vlogs I've been making so be sure to subscribe to my youtube channelto get the first film reviews of the week! OK, now with that said, here is my first reaction of Sofia Coppola's new film, The Bling Ring! I had mentioned in the video that this is the first film of Coppola that is told in the male perspective but I am sorely wrong cause The Virgin Suicide was told through the neighborhood boy's eyes. Enjoy and definitely let me know what you think. This is one of her films that need to be discussed!
OMG! LA Film Fest is finally over. I'm so sad but also exhilarated about the amount of panels, parties, people, screenings, and everything I've attended to. I had been assigned to blog for the festival so here check out my article about Indiewire's Influencers!
Lambeau: You're angry at me for doing what you could have done; but ask yourself, Sean. Ask yourself if you want Will to feel that way, if you want him to feel like a failure.
Sean: Oh, you arrogant shit! That's why I don't come to the goddamned reunions, 'cause I can't stand that look in your eye. Ya know, that condescending, embarrassed look. You think I'm a failure, I know who I am, and I'm proud of what I do. I was a conscientious choice, I didn't fuck up! And you and your cronies think I'm some sort of pity case. You are your kiss-ass chorus following you around going, "The Fields Medal! The Fields Medal!" Why are you still so fuckin' afraid of failure?
LA Film Festival has finally arrived! It's going to be 10 days of just complete insanity so here we go!
June 13: Opening Party June 15: Future Filmmakers Luncheon, Aint Them Bodies Saints, CineLatino June 16: Rain, The Island of St. Matthews, The Spirit of Independence Honoring David O. Russell, You're Next June 17: IndieWire's Influencers, Fruitvale Station, Evening Costa Gavras, The Spectacular Now June 20: Casting By, Only God Forgives June 21: The Spectacular Now, Delivery, The Conjuring June 22: Winter in the Blood, Sound of your Story: Aint Them Body Saints, Venus vs., Spike Jonze: Rubber and his Comb, Lesson of the Evil June 23: Dormant Beauty, House with the Turret
Definitely say hi to me if you see me. I can't wait to hit up all the screenings, parties, and meet tons of cool people!
OH SHIT, YALL! It's here!! The first trailer to Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's anticipated American debut film, Snowpiercer has finally arrived! With Tilda Swinton in her animated gear, it almost makes it feel like it has a Hungry Games vibe. I am so excited to see to see the full package of the film cause this little glimpse just shows a generic storyline of a man vs. man kind of story! And I definitely know Bong Joon-ho can tell a more thorough story than that! Snowpiercer will be released in the summer of 2013!!
Hildy Johnson: I suppose I proposed to you? Walter Burns: Well, you practically did, making goo-goo eyes at me for two years until I broke down.
[impersonates Hildy, flutters his eyelashes] Walter Burns: "Oh, Walter." And I still claim I was tight the night I proposed to you. If you had been a gentleman, you would have forgotten all about it. But Not you! Hildy Johnson: [hurls her purse at him] Why, you - ! Walter Burns: [ducks and her purse barely misses him] You're losing your eye. You used to be able to pitch better than that.
IT'S OUT! Quite frankly, I'm getting kind of tired of Woody Allen's mid-life crisis' stories. But it's worse that I'm always down to watch his somewhat quirky films. But seeing the trailer of Blue Jasmine and witnessing Cate Blanchett channel her bitch side is undeniably awesome! I also can't wait to see Louis C.K. in this! Blue Jasmine comes out July 26!
Super late but here is my first reaction to 'The East!' Brit Marling, Ellen Page (my fav!) and the director, Zal Batmanglij came and did a Q&A after and they were undeniably adorable! I sometimes feel like I'm so focused on trying to absorb the actor's presence that I forget to listen to what they're saying. OK, excuse me being weird but yeah! Good thing, the Film Independent camera crew records all the Q&A's so definitely check it out once it's up! The film had an intriguing moments but Batmanglij played too closely to the undercover spy genre that the film just fell flat. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed certain moments that brought true awe.
Daniel Plainview: [pitching his company to the people of Little Boston] Ladies and gentlemen? Ladies and gentlemen. Thank you so much for visiting with us this evening. Now, I've traveled across half our state to be here and to see about this land. Now, I daresay some of you might have heard some of the more extravagant rumors about what my plans are; I just thought you'd like to hear it from me. This is the face. There's no great mystery. I'm an oilman, ladies and gentlemen. I have numerous concerns spread across this state. I have many wells flowing at many thousand barrels per day. I like to think of myself as an oilman. As an oilman, I hope that you'll forgive just good old fashioned plain-speaking. Now, this work that we do is very much a family enterprise- I work side by side with my wonderful son, H.W.- I think one or two of you might have met him already. And I encourage my men to bring their families, as well. Of course it makes for an ever so much more rewarding life for them. Family means children. Children means education. So wherever we set up camp, education is a necessity, and we're just so happy to take care of that. So let's build a wonderful school in Little Boston. These children are the future that we strive for and so they should have the very best of things. Now something else, and please don't be insulted if I speak about this - bread. Let's talk about bread. Now to my mind, its an abomination to consider that any man, woman or child in this magnificent country of ours should have to look upon a loaf of bread as a luxury. We're going to dig water wells here. Water wells means irrigation, irrigation means cultivation. We're going to raise crops here where before it just simply was impossible. You're going to have more grain than you'll know what to do with. Bread will be coming right out of your ears, ma'am. New roads. Agriculture. Employment, education. These are just a few of the things we can offer you, and I assure you ladies and gentlemen, that if we do find oil here, and I think there's a very good chance that we will, this community of yours will not only survive, it will flourish.
So Yun Um is a ryde or die chick living the ultimate #filmlyfe in The City of Angels. She runs So's Reel Thoughts (duh) which highlights international, independent, and genre films. She writes a bi-weekly column called Badass Femmes for Crome Yellow & is the creator of the #GirlTalkSeries. She programs for LA Festivals and is part of the Women Film Critics Circle.