Watched WKW’s latest last night. I loved the Gong Er aspect of the story. I much prefer Wilson Yip’s 2008 biopic as far as Ip Man (starring Donnie Yen) stories go.
This is the 108 minute US version. According to WKW, this isn’t a watered down version of the original 130 minute HK cut. It’s just a different version. In addition to some different edits, this cut also features some scenes not in the longer cut(s). Yes, there’s also another cut out there longer than this version but shorter than the HK cut.
I’ll be interested to see how I feel about the movie after watching the other two cuts eventually.
Watched Hirokazu Koreeda’s Still Walking last night, a slice of life drama about a family getting together on an important and unfortunate anniversary, as they do every year.
It’s literally a slice of life tale. There’s no beginning or end, just the time the family spends together but during that time, we learn more than enough that we need to through the wonderfully written natural dialogue and the nuanced performances. Often times a single look says more than words do.
Koreeda also deserves plenty of praise for his ability to direct the children in Still Walking. Directing children well is a hard task that not every director has a gift for.
One of the best movies I’ve seen in a while.
Tried my hand at making my own protein bars this afternoon. Dark chocolate coated peanut butter, coconut and vanilla protein bars to be precise.
Sporadically watching The Seventh Seal for the second time this week during breaks while I study. 💀
Why my day is consisting of.