My earliest Peter O’ Toole memory.
Relevant to my life. Or livelihood to be exact.
2011 will mark 30 years since AIDS descended like an unrelenting hurricane. We Were Here is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the City’s inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, that calamitous epidemic.
Filmmakers David Weissman and Bill Weber (The Cockettes) document the coming of what was called the “Gay Plague” in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed. It offers a cathartic validation for the generation that suffered through, and responded to, the onset of AIDS. It opens a window of understanding to those who have only the vaguest notions of what transpired in those years.
Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.
The new Shame trailer is excellent.
I haven’t even seen it yet, but I think I’m already in love with this film.
I am intrigued.
Sometimes I wish I lived elsewhere. Somewhere where I can walk to my local cinema and catch films that usually receive limited release. I doubt that this will ever be screened here in the Philippines unless Fright Night becomes a huge success and Anton Yelchin becomes a full-fledged heartthrob and is deemed a box office draw.
Moving for movies. Yeah, that’s how I wish I could live my life.
So basically it’s Matilda from Léon all grown up right? Zoe Saldana seems too slight to be a killing machine. Unless there’s some sort of sci-fi element to this like Saoirse Ronan in Hanna.
This year’s Winter’s Bone-type Oscar contender?
Enjoy a brief analysis of the first X-Men: First Class trailer. This is why I geeks rule. You know what this movie could’ve used though? A hot, young Jean Grey.
Yeah, I’d watch Olivia Wilde in anything these days. Wouldn’t you? Not that I don’t dig Jennifer Lawrence, but she would’ve been perfect as Mystique too.
You know you’re too hot when you decide to divorce an Italian prince after 8 years of marriage.
This looks promising.
Mike Mills’ Beginners looks pretty good.
What an interesting departure for Joe Wright.
Alex Pettyfer is reason enough.
FYI, I love Brits.