Lie Down and Die | 2011 | dir. Kyle Sanderson | Length: 6:41
A tilt towards the sky leaves us with the final image of Lie Down and Die. But don’t be dissuaded, it’s a melancholy narration but full of quirky Wes Anderson-style imagery with an encouraging story about finding peace in tragedy and ill fate.
Watch it [Here]
The Black Hole - Phil and Olly, 2008
What happens when you have a bad job and worse boyfriend? A young woman is an artist forced to get an office job—and to wrangle her wayward boyfriend, a musician with a very bad attitude.
How To Keep Your Day Job is another short film (based on a short story by Rebecca Rosenblum) we saw and loved at this year’s Toronto International Short Film Festival. A lighthearted instructional comedy (until it’s not) that captures the soul-sucking grind of the nine-to-five office job and the darker side of a domestic relationship that has lost its spark.
You can watch the entire short on youtube or just click play above.
Eu Nao Quero Voltar Sozinho (I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone)
starring: Ghilherme Lobo, Tess Amorim, and Fabio Audi
In Portugese with English subtitles
Anonymous asked: hnn... you don't update very often :( do you have another blog where you post more??
I’m sorry dear, I just am very busy to have to watch films and then post them but I have a couple lined up to watch. Also I have another blog, baffledmalice.tumblr.com. It’s not related, really though. But it’s cool ;)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982)
starring: Angela Lansbury and George Hearn
starring: Zachary Frost, Robin M Frost, Gary Frost, Jimmy Lawrenson, and Jeremy Frost
Three Amigos Comedy
It’s about a boy (Jesse Eisenberg) who has already been broken-up with by the apartment owner, the girl (Eloise Mumford) but stays in the hall of her apartment. This clearly represents his inability to move on, despite her attempts to free him by telling him to leave on multiple occasions and having a one-night-stand with “bro” guy. Before “bro” guy, however, the boy asks her “how many people would do this, stay here for you?” or something or rather. He’s referring to consoling the girl after he leaves in the middle of the night (subtle foreshadowing). He’s talking about how many people would hold onto her even after she’s let go.
The two characters also share some intimate moments despite their (formal) relationship having ended. When he kisses her, it’s a glimmer of hope in the boy’s eyes that staying there might just be the way to win her back. For her it could be questioning her not wanting him there, or if they would get back together. When the boy drinks from the girl’s glass, it’s as if he’s trying to assimilate the girl back into him, emotionally and physically (hence the drinking of her glass). After some time, late at night, when the boy is asleep, the girl lays down next to the boy and looks at him with the eyes of a heartached lover. She is unsure of how she feels as she looks at him but looks confused and then gets up. The viewer then sees that the boy was awake the whole time.
She gives up the apartment, and inevitably gives up him.
"It’s time"… /to leave/; /to move on/…