Friday, February 23, 2007

A Bitter Richard Linklater Fan

The foreign film Water is the only movie I have seen nominated this year deserving of an Oscar. It's lush, has great depth and carries an important message. The fact that the making of the film was delayed for 5 years because of extremist Hindus in India just gives it that much more of a chance of winning.

That's the only one I'll be looking at Oscar night. Well, that and Scorsese, I guess. OK..and An Inconvenient Truth--which is just such a beautiful thing.

But for the Best Picture category, having just seen Little Miss Sunshine this week, I pretty much think Oscar has lost all its hairline-thin credibility. I can't for the life of me figure out what would make that film get a nod. Was it much better in the theater with an audience?
"Oh, that's so funny everybody isn't it/they are pushing the van again."

I guess it all makes sense in some way--a joke of a movie contest honors a one-joke movie.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Humans are Funny

I can't help feeling strange about watching a nature program while I run on the elliptical machine at the gym.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Vesica Pisces

Life in our one month of winter here has been very rich. Took the 'kids' to see the George Rickey Kinetic Sculptures (see above) last weekend. An incredible collection of sculptures that are in constant motion without the use of motors--just good engineering. A very pure mind-state is created just watching these art pieces. A Zen Beginner's mind. Some of the best artwork I've seen locally. Ever.
Also, been working hard on passionately researching my answer to this. Yes, I do have one. Hermione and I will be putting our 2 cents-worth in. I haven't enjoyed doing something so much in too long. Been to here, going to go here soon and will be learning something at my local sang ha I have wanted to learn in ages at the end of the month--How to play the didgeridoo.
2 t-shirt designs are in process, as well. I just joined a local gym that has awesome yoga classes and the vibe I'm looking for.
Yay, 'winter'!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Fans of Princess Mononoke Will Know

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Conservation Observation

If Al Gore enters the presidential race, we will have succeeded in having all of the major movements of the sixties and seventies represented.

A black, a woman, and an environmentalist.

No matter how cynical we may be trained to be by the powers that be--that be progress.