Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Re-read and a Trip
The Great Gatsby - so, so, so bad.
The Internship - very funny and clever. Disclaimer: I think Vince Vaughn is funny and this movie made me laugh out loud.
The Place Beyond the Pines - wow. Not what I expected. Really good. Very sad and sparse. The way it was filmed added to the rawness. Not an upper but one worth watching.
On Saturday, K. and I attended a lecture about Frankenstein as part of the Chicago Humanities Fest. The festival theme this year was Animal: What Makes Us Human. You could not ask for a better theme for a discussion about Frankenstein! I have a feeling the book will end up in my Top 5 this year. (K. was going to see Rick Bayless on Sunday as part of the Fest - I'll have to ask how the theme fit into his presentation!)