Sunday, August 26, 2007
The conservatives are effective. They do things. All we do is buy animal-friendly mascara.
It wasn't the amazing thing so many have made it out to be, but The Lives of Others was still a really great film I muchly enjoyed. Sure, there weren't any surprises, but it was very well executed with great characters and quite engaging. Definitely going on my top 10 for 2006 (eeking closer and closer to something resembling '10'). Doesn't mean it's going into the all-time favorites, but it's still the best of what I've seen in ages.
Followed that up with Avenue Montaigne, recommended by my dad. It was very cute, a sprawling story in Paris. It started out by following a girl who gets a job as a waitress, but it spent equal amounts of time on the people she encountered. It was interesting and also showed the city through her eyes. It didn't make things look easy, but it did come off as interesting and certainly worth being there. It was a rare moment when Paris didn't strike me as intimidating. (Which is odd because the waitress never had money to sleep anywhere or do anything). Very enjoyable.
And it's great that Gonzales finally fucking resigned, but it's a pity The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are off for TWO WEEKS. That would have been so much fun.