February has passed by and I’ve only had time to gather another whole month’s worth of movies into one post. But what’s weird about this month’s crop? Well, I saw seven movies, and four of them were sequels. Another “original” one seemed like a cheap money-making scheme. So I thought this month I’d address whether or not these were genuine attempts to make films, or just studio’s attempts to print money?
A good chunk of people will be tuning into the Oscars this Sunday to see the inevitable parade of liberal arts majors trying to one-up each other with politicized speeches. Another chunk will watch just to say that celebrities should “Shut up!” because “they’re just here to play dress-up” and they “don’t have an opinion anyone wants to hear”. A final chunk is really excited to see who wins Best Sound Mixing.
I, however, am here to continue my now 6 year tradition of guessing who will win the 24 awards that make up the Oscars. I’ve done as good as 20, and as low as 14. How will I do this year? Will I get a perfect 24? Will I totally flop? Will I ever find my missing headphones? I guess you’ll have to check back in on Monday to find out.
A recent conversation I had got me reflecting on my film school days, a subject I’ve gone back and forth in my head on as to whether it was a stupid degree or a completely enriching experience? It could possibly be both? Either way, I thought I’d spill all the memories and wisdom I had on my four-year odyssey as a film student before 10 more years go by and I forget everything.
So who is this post for, really? I guess it could be for potential future film school students. Or for former film school students looking for similarities to their experience. Or for people just interested in learning about a kind of weird college education. Or if you’re bored. I don’t know, I ain’t the boss of your time. We might only have a couple of years left on this planet, you can choose to do what you want with what you’ve got left.