What was I doing in May this year? I did not realise the nature of the drought until I consulted the diary. Talk about your mixed bag month, too! Some of it was left field, but not all of it was good.
Category: 12 Months of Movies
Here’s my impression of what happened in April 2007:
Alex:Hey, April 2007! Impress me!
April 2007: Okay! Bawitaba, ba doo da dee diddy diddy …
Alex: What the fuck?
April 2007: I dunno, it played well in the frats!
I realised at some point that I came to expect every month to provide bountiful riches. While I want to punch anyone who subscribes to Sturgeon’s Law in the face (I mean, what are the chances you’re ever going to witness 90% of everything anyway? Way to be King of the Cynics!), I accept that not everything can be so superlative that I vomit out sparkles of appreciation for it. March was not a month of greatness, but it had some gems.
Around this time you, and by you I mean me, start to realise that a lot of the highlights of my year in film were actually made in 2006. I’m not sure if I said it last year, but the “Twelve Months of Movies” feature is about my twelve months of movies, so that’s my work around, my excuse, and I’m sticking to it. So February had some grand stuff in it, refugees though they may have been.
It’s another year in cinema! I don’t think I did quite as much as last year, considering that there were some barren weeks, I missed a few things at the indie places that I really wanted to see. Still, it’s always an interesting and thrilling adventure, particularly as I had the site the whole year but didn’t write about everything I saw. I call 2007 “Year of the Sad Sack”. 2008 is going to be the year of amazement and wonder! Or double my money back, damnit.
December 2006: More than a Feeling (More than a Feeling!)
November is the month where I clearly paced myself so that I could go all out at the very end for maximum overdrive at the Japanese Film Festival.
October 2006: A Good Month.
I must have taken a break after the hecticness of August, but September was not without its charms. It was also not without its silliness. In fact, one (being me) might say that it was a month of genetically engineered stupidity.
It looked slow, but Popcorn Taxi doesn’t actually put any details on its tickets. August actually turned out to be quite a lively month.