Good morning! (In hungover speak, 2:01pm is a still the “morning,” comprende?)
If you’re aware that it’s a long Labor Day weekend like me, then there’s a 80%-Patron proof chance you’re slugging it with your body right now. Sssssssucks, bros, I know, but time for an in-house film festival remedy for you. What they don’t teach doctors in med school is that Alone Time over a soy latte + an Advil mixed with an ample dose of a Good Trailer is just what the nervous system orders; the sort of trailer that simultaneously numbs and stimulates the senses. MMMMmmmmm…uuuggghhhgaaaahgroanvomit.
Here are 4 picture-perfect mooOOOoooOody sights and sounds that’ll put your temples at ease – HIFF Rx approved.
1. RESTLESS // directed by Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant is a MOOD MACHINE. Mia Wachowski’s ethereal face meets touch of Asian ghost story whimsy sans kabuki plus delicate teenagers handing hands running over train tracks into well-lit hallways and don’t you just want to fall into a bed of crispy autumn leaves or something?! This movies look really ~*~sensitive~*~ which we could also say about our livers.
#2. WEEKEND // directed by Andrew Haigh
This looks good; we want to see this – if only for the fact it looks like it was shot in a cloud and being in a cloud would feel so f-ing nice right now. There’s few things quiet, talky films with sharp dialogue can’t cure in a hangover situation. Meaning, just ask the two dudes in this film who we’re puh-retty sure woke up with hangovers themselves, so hello, art imitating life/blog! WEEKEND is reminding us of other recent indies like MEDICINE FOR MELANCHONY or IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS and those were pretty good too.
Two more visual pills after the plunge…