Monday, November 30, 2015

This Week In Tickets: 15 November 2015 - 21 November 2015

Not a lot this week, but other stuff kept popping up to keep me from actually writing up stuff from early in the week

This Week in Tickets

After hitting the HFA for Guy Maddin on the previous Saturday, I spent a fair amount more time there - Angel Face for Five O'Clock Shadows on Sunday and then a two-day visit by Nobuhiko Obayashi, where he hosted Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the Seacoast and House. A lot of good fun.

Although, back me up on this - putting your stuff on the seat in front of you is uncool, right? Folks look at it, assume that there are people there, and try to find another spot. There's a couple regulars at the HFA that do this all the time, and it seems like more of a deliberate attempt to claim extra space than putting your bag on the seat beside you, and particularly crappy on days when the movie is obviously going to sell out.

Anyway, after that it was a two-Chinese-movie week: A Journey through Time with Anthony came out on Wednesday and Our Times on Friday (though I didn't get to it until Saturday. Both mostly okay, although the nostalgia-comedy-romance kick that the Chinas have been on is getting kind of tiresome - I feel like 90% of what Taiwan produces is stuff that flashes back to high school, even though I know that's just a matter of what has made it to festivals/release here.

In between, I caught The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, and I have to say I was pretty disappointed at what a come-down it is from the second and third films of the series. I've heard that the splitting of this final book was especially egregious - Mockingjay is apparently actually shorter than Catching Fire - and, man, you can tell that it's stretched.

So that's mid-November. Next up: A lot of noir.

Angel FaceBound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the SeacoastHouseA Journey through Time with AnthonyThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2Our Times

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