|The Myerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
|This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2017
I feel like Noah Baumbach's capability for falling into this New York fractal of pretentious introspection is best when balanced by some external force. The lightness of Frances Ha or the whimsy of his collaborations with Wes Anderson resonate with me much more than these awkward dramedies. I feel like This one is Royal Tennenbaums meets Squid and the Whale, but I like both those films more. Great cast, decent performances, but I didn't care for the structure and mostly... I think maybe this wasn't as funny as I was in the mood for. Maybe I should have watched Office Christmas Party instead. Oh well.
So that's it! Another year down. Time for the number dump: 16 in the past week (2.29/day), 18 in the past month (0.6/day), 125 in the past year (0.34/day), and 3064 since the site started (0.64/day). I guess the days of having a sustained 2/day average are gone for good, but that's alright. I started this just for me and, while it didn't go quite as I'd guessed it back then, it continues to be a source of pride and satisfaction for me. And thank you, invisible reader, for following along this weekend. I used to think sometime I would invite others into this tradition but these days I'm feeling not so much. It's pretty fun to hit pause on my life for a few days and fall into a movie hole. I'm already looking forward to next year.