A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

I watched this movie for my film appreciation class. It was about a vampire who goes after men who are not respectful to women, and the relationship she has with one man who does respect them.

It was a strange movie, but I enjoyed it. It was in black and white which added to the spookiness and toned down what blood might have been shown. It was worth watching, but it needed full concentration because of the subtitles.

Where are we?

I would say I’m surviving, but leaning towards thriving some days.

I haven’t been reading much, other than school and bookclub books. I feel like they are required. I’m trying to read for fun.

I haven’t been writing here a lot. I used to write far in advance, but most days I’m not even posting anything. Part of that, though, is that I’m not going anywhere other than to work and to the grocery store. I can’t really even interact with people at the store right now, so there’s not a lot to write about.

I know I’ll get back to thriving one of these days. It’s just going to take time.

DOA

I watched this movie as part of a film noir series by The Roxie theater. I didn’t make it to the discussion because I had a lot of schoolwork during the week and I didn’t get to the second film.

DOA is about a man who is trying to figure out who killed him. He arrives at the police station to report the murder and the story is told in flashback.

Parts of the movie are a little confusing for a while, but it all comes together at the end. I would recommend the movie to anyone who likes a good mystery. There’s not a lot of action for most of the movie, but it still kept my attention.

The Shape of Water

I had to write about an editor for my film class, and Sidney Wolinskey was the one who was chosen for us. I listened to a podcast featuring an interview with him, and it referred back to the movie, The Shape of Water, multiple times. I had never seen it, and I had heard mixed reviews on it.

I decided to watch it, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was an interesting movie, and I did follow it. I guessed the ending about halfway through, but it wasn’t too difficult to figure out. The scenery was great. The director did a great job putting us back in the time that it was supposed to take place. I can see why it won awards, but, I still would only give the movie an “eh.” I don’t plan on watching it again, but I am glad that I did see it once, just to see what the hype was about.

The Chase

This was an interesting film noir that I watched for the series that The Roxie theater put on over the last few months. It was played with another movie that had a dream sequence, also.

This movie was unusual because it doesn’t have a typical film noir ending. It still is a murder mystery, though. Just a twist to the ending that I didn’t see coming. About halfway through, I started getting a little confused, but then the story brought me back.

I do recommend the movie. It’s worth watching.