Unfortunately I fell off the blogging map again this month because work was crazy and exhausting, and I was avoiding screen time again. I only had the chance to spend time around these parts during the first half of the month… but I’d still like to share some favourites with you all. There are some exciting things coming up for the blog in December-ish, and I’m looking forward to capping off my blogging year with a massive amount of blindspot posts because I have a whole bunch to catch up on. But without further ado, here is a selection of some wonderful posts from November.
Firstly, a belated congrats to John Michael at The Sixth Station for his five year blogiversary! This was back in September, but better late than never for a congratulations. I love his blog and beautifully written reviews, so you should all go and check it out.
November was also a pretty interesting month, politics-wise. Over at Assholes Watching Movies, you can read a nice write-up of cinematic classic, Idiocracy (2006). Perhaps the film is more relevant than ever!
Meanwhile, at some point in time this month (perhaps to quell my feelings of politics-related malaise) I started googling and reading about the Too Many Cooks short film slash artistic masterpiece. What I found was a vintage post from Biblioklept, breaking down the short piece by piece, and focusing in particular on the enigmatic killer who is secretly present throughout. A classic.
I watched The Fall (2006) this month as part of my blindspot series, and absolutely loved it. In the process of reading more about the film, I stumbled across this post over at The Art of the Title, which discusses the film’s beautiful title sequence and includes an interview with the film’s logo designer and typographer, Stefan Bucher. Well worth a read.
dbmoviesblog wrote a really fascinating comparison post on Aronofsky’s psychological thriller Black Swan (2010), and Satoshi Kon’s anime classic Perfect Blue (1997). Turns out the two films, whilst creatively quite different, have a lot of quite significant similarities. A very interesting analysis! Just watch out for spoilers.
So, those are my favourite posts from the month of November! What did you enjoy this month? Feel free to leave any links or recommendations below!