Shaun the Sheep Movie

14 09 2015

What silly, gleeful fun this movie is. Possibly my favourite animated film this year. Highly recommend this one if you’re in the mood for a comedy (yes, even for adults. Especially for adults!)

Also, this song is pretty dope. And I don’t even use that word.


22 03 2015

They’re so much fun! Well, a little fun, like 35% fun, 65% tedious.

I started doing my taxes this year as a self-employed writer and filmmaker. When it asked me how much I made last year, I put down $0. The first time I’m reporting my taxes as my chosen career, I made a total of zero dollars. Hooray.

I want to make another film

9 03 2015

I’m thinking of making a documentary short about racism in the gay community. God knows it’s an intrinsic problem that most don’t even see as a problem. I have some ideas of how to proceed and what to film, but the time and effort that’ll go into making it is already daunting to me (as someone who has previously made documentary shorts).

Oh, and a budget would be nice but we all know the chance of that happening is pretty much impossible.

Crap. It’s Christmas Eve-Eve already.

23 12 2014

I didn’t even realize it either. And I still have a few more things to get.

Also, what’s the deal with Foxcatcher being not that great? No one told me this, but it’s suuuuuper sloooooowwww. Definitely won’t be on my year-end list of best movies this year. Which I’m excited to write soon!

Under the Skin

22 12 2014

Finally watched it tonight to see what the hype was all about. I really enjoyed it, and can definitely say that it’ll be on my mind for the next little while. Not sure what else to blog about tonight.

Watching this year’s films

3 12 2014

I’ve been catching up on some of this year’s films recently in an attempt to do a best-of list at the end of the year. I wanted to do one last year but I had no way of tracking which films were included in the year; I rate every film I watch on imdb, which records my rating, but it doesn’t tell me when I rated the film. This year, though, I believe the first film I saw in theatres was Stranger at the Lake, so I’m going to count that and go from there.

Tonight, I caught Deux Jours, Une Nuit (Two Days, One Night), Belgium’s official entry to the upcoming Academy Awards. I’m not going to post an entire review for it (I have a bit of a headache at the moment), but it was good. Marion Cotillard certainly can act.

I think I’ve missed out on a lot of international films (mostly because, apart from Slant Magazine’s reviews, I don’t really know what’s out there that’s good), but I’ve been seen a few year-end lists already that have some interesting-looking international films.

Are there any films I should check out while I’m at it?

Scared in the middle of the night

27 11 2014

I don’t like horror films. I don’t like watching them. But yesterday, I watched the trailer for a horror film called The Babadook. It’s supposed to be a really good film that transcends the horror genre, so I thought I’d be able to at least handle the trailer. And it’s well made and already provides some spooks.

I woke up at around 2am and got freaked out. I don’t know why, since it’d been many hours since I watched the trailer, but it didn’t even bother me until then. I think I was freaked out that something was going to appear by my door, since I keep the door ajar so that my cat can walk in and out if she needs to, and my bed faces the door. I tried to go back to sleep, but I was still scared, so I ended up doodling on my phone for a bit and petting my sleeping cat. It only took about 45 minutes before I was calm enough to go back to sleep, but what the hell? I got scared over a trailer? Jeez. Just imagine what I’d be like if I actually watched the entire film.

Constant inspiration

25 08 2014

I watch some TV series and I get inspired to write and work on my pilot. I go to the queer film festival and I watch The Way He Looks and I get inspired to do another film. I watch the Emmys and I get inspired to pursue writing and making a web series. There’s so much I want to do, so much I want to write, so much inspiration out there that it can be difficult to try and manage it all. I feel like I want to do it all — my memoir, my picture book, my TV pilot — but I know being so diverse can also be a negative thing. I’ve always been one to want to do a slew of different things, bounding from one thing to the next. I don’t think I can be a master at everything, obviously, but I can try. Or at least try it all.

11 06 2014

Found out I’m not the greatest at job interviews. It might be because I haven’t done one in years, and before that, another year or so. I think the best thing I did was trying to be funny and making them laugh. But now, as I reminisce about what I should’ve and shouldn’t have said, I just get this overwhelming feeling that maybe this isn’t what I’m supposed to be doing. I should be writing or making films or making music as my job, something I actually feel comfortable doing. It sucks that the world doesn’t work that way.

I keep it short

28 04 2014

Finding it difficult to write a full-length play. Even when I was in film school, I found it really hard to write and complete my feature screenplays. So much plotting and thinking involved. No, I’m much better as a short film filmmaker, or a short play playwright, or a short story writer. I can tell a story in a scene or two no problem, but a whole thing?