I haven't made a fangirly post in a while... this will not stand. Today: 1 movie
I loved, 1 show
that managed to conquer me in 3 episodes, and 1 show
I'm mourning because our love story is slowly coming to an end.
The We And The I
Michel Gondry has such a unique universe and vision, I'm always curious to see where he'll take us next. To say that I have high expectations when it comes to his work would be underrated; sometimes I end up disappointed (The Science of Sleep
), but most of the time he just sweeps me off my feet. The We And The I
was no exception and instantly entered my top 10 for 2012
I love movies that work within a concept, within constraints, and try to make the best out of it. Gondry is one of the few directors who could manage to pull off a movie that takes place almost entirely in a bus; he's creative enough to play with the camera, the angles, the characters, the memories, and allows himself only rarely to step outside the bus. So that you really feel like you're travelling with these kids, and you get a perfect sense of the changes in the atmosphere, the tone of the scenes, the feelings at work on screen.
Because this movie is so full of feelings and life, it's almost too much at first. I loved how the story flowed, from a lively, almost saturated rhythm to the incredibly intimate moments we get to share with the characters as the movie comes to an end. I loved how realistic it was; I loved how dreamlike it could get. I loved the cruelty, the boldness, the love, the laughter and the tears. I loved the non-professional actors who gave some memorable performances; I loved Gondry's mastery of his craft and his story. I loved the music
and hope a soundtrack will be released. I love this title that says so much about us, about our relation to the world and to ourselves, especially at that age.
The Mindy Project
I've only seen the first 3 episodes, and I'm already under its spell
. The pilot was okay, which is all I ask from pilot episodes anyway, but I found the next two episodes promising, with funny lines and funny characters. The only thing I'm not quite fond of is the opening credits, but I can easily overlook that.
Because I'm doomed. The supporting cast is already entertaining and I'm looking forward getting to know them and seeing them interact more with one another. But Mindy and Danny? Yeah. I haven't fallen for a pairing this fast in a long time. Their scenes and banter are so delightful, they turn me into a giggling blushing brainless hutt. What the hell.
And how can you not fall for this guy:
HE'S HAN SOLO. The end.
All in all, this show already makes me happy, and I'm so glad that it got picked up for a full season.
I'm really worried about the following show though...
Up All Night
I'm a little heartbroken
over this, I must say. The first season was fun and endearing, I liked the cast and the stories. But the second season feels like a reboot; it was daring to make all these big changes at the start of the new season, but I'm not sure the show needed that much
change, or if it'll be able to recover.
I try not to be mad about the forced introduction of a new main character, but it's impossible not to make a comparison with the characters that got dumped because of it, and for a very dull replacement (for now); Missy was fun in small doses and I miss her special kind of crazy, but I'm still mourning the loss of Jason Lee's Kevin. I hadn't realized how much my enjoyment of this show depended on his character, until they decided to make him disappear (yet again!) without any sort of explanation.
I have yet to read a positive review of the new formula, and knowing that this second season will only be 13 episodes... I find it hard to believe it'll get picked up for a third.