“I want to create an atmosphere that can be consciously plumbed with seeing like the wordless thought that comes from looking at a fire.” - James Turrell
David Edelstein reviews Under the Skin and Only Lovers Left Alive:
Undead Hipsters And An Abstract Alien Star In Two Arty Horror Pics
Every so often a high-toned arthouse director dips a toe into the horror genre and the results are uplifting: You realize vampires and space aliens are subjects too rich to be the sole property of schlockmeisters. That’s the case with two new arty genre pictures: Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive — both slow, expressionist, non-narrative, the kind of films that drive some people crazy with boredom and put others in their thrall.
Under the Skin looks fantastic. I can’t wait to see it. Also, Scarlett Johansson
"So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays." - N.H. Kleinbaum
It’s a music game where you create a bunch of basic organisms clustered around a radar center. I’m pretty amazed. It’s very weird and very creative…and I keep finding new little ways to tweak it. Love it.
Edit: It even lets you create and share your own sequences. This is one of several I made.
Probably not relevant for a lot of you, but hilarious to me.