Orchids and prosthetic legs

14 02 2010

I only saw Syndromes and a Century once, and it was more than enough for me to declare it an all-time favorite. Re-watching it today made me dive further deeper into its layers of subtleties. This scene, for instance, seemed innocent enough upon first viewing but is nonchalantly heartbreaking. When Dr. Toey says “It’s all crushed. It’s completely crushed,” we know she’s not really talking about the orange.

And of course, the wonderfully strange opening and ending:


Road kill

7 02 2010

Today, I defied College Station’s coercive imposition of immobility on me by braving its pedestrian-unfriendly streets on the way to the cinemas. Got to see An Education, a moderately entertaining film, for three and a half bucks, so no complaints from me. This recently discovered cinematic accessibility, along with the pockets of coolness in the historic downtown, has resuscitated my dying hopes of searching for fun in this town.

And yesterday, those Texas ribs…My goodness!