Film Scribblings: End of the Tour

There are some movies that simply make it impossible for me to judge their quality. This comes mostly from the fact that I find myself too closely engaging with the material, empathizing with some aspect of the story, be it character or situation, to such an extent that I can’t separate those deeply personal reactions from the objective understanding of what the film is. It’s invariably a confusing and disorienting feeling for me, especially when it comes out of left field.

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  • Year: 2015
  • Director: James Ponsoldt
  • Writer: Donald Margulies
  • Cinematographer: Jakob Ihre
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segal
  • Website: http://endofthetour-movie.com

There are some movies that simply make it impossible for me to judge their quality.  This comes mostly from the fact that I find myself too closely engaging with the material, empathizing with some aspect of the story, be it character or situation, to such an extent that I can’t separate those deeply personal reactions from the objective understanding of what the film is.  It’s invariably a confusing and disorienting feeling for me, especially when it comes out of left field.
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Film Scribblings: Meru

There are a few films that leave me feeling utterly inferior. Some of them devastate me emotionally, some hammer me mentally until my brain is jelly, and some simply make me feel like less of a man just by watching them. Meru is a prime example of the latter.

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  • Year: 2015
  • Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth “Chai” Vasarhelyi
  • Cinematographer: Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk
  • Website: http://www.merufilm.com

There are a few films that leave me feeling utterly inferior.  Some of them devastate me emotionally, some hammer me mentally until my brain is jelly, and some simply make me feel like less of a man just by watching them.  Meru is a prime example of the latter. Continue reading “Film Scribblings: Meru”