We talked about this movie shortly after its release in 2012. 2019 internet tells me history hasn’t treated this one well, and I don’t think we would either. And we shouldn’t! Fortunately, there have been no shoot-and-cry flicks by American directors since. Right? –J
Roma led us back to Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 Children of Men. Will we keep going w/Cuarón? Maybe!
The snow is melting and we’re thinking about the warmth of American Honey.
When Joe asked me to choose an episode from the archive to kick off our special “From the Archives” series, One Direction: This is Us immediately sprung to mind. Our conversation about this little piece of cinema really cemented, for me at least, the tone and tenor and caliber of all our film conversations that followed. Meaning: some sharp cultural analysis, on-point haircut critiques, and exactly one fight.
And for the curious, the description from the original episode below:
Joe and I felt that we had been reviewing too much fluff, so we watched the One Direction movie to lend some gravitas to this blog. The conversation got a little heated. It turns out we both feel strongly about this topic. Now we know.