la nocturne

Top 16 of 2016

1. La La Land

It’s joyous, romantic, energetic, heartbreaking, and just so damn fun!!  Not only the best of the year, but the best of the past 2 years!!

2. Hell or High Water

An inspired neo western that deals with income inequality and family.  It’s tense and darkly funny, with a great Texas atmosphere and lived in characters.

3. Arrival

A smart alien ‘invasion’ movie that focuses on communication and unity instead of violence and bombast, underlined with an emotional and eye opening human story that demands multiple viewings.

4. The Edge of Seventeen

Hailee Steinfeld is Oscar worthy in this coming of age tale.  It’s equally hilarious and heartbreaking, all the while being surprisingly relatable.

5. Moonlight

A deep character study full of empathy and raw emotions.  Fantastic acting and even better direction.

6. Manchester by the Sea

A subtle, yet completely honest portrayal of dealing with grief.  One of the best acting ensembles of year.

7. Captain America: Civil War

Kinetic action, real world themes, and focus on characters new and old make this one of the best entries in the MCU.

8. Captain Fantastic

Who knew living off the grid could be so interesting?  A unique take on the family dramedy that shows the good and bad of both sides, and gets the family into some hysterical situations.

9. The Witch 

A dark and atmospheric experience, with eerily authentic sense of dread.  It’s a horror movie that’s actually horrific!

10. Swiss Army Man

The most unique and absurdly hilarious movie of the year.  A movie that I feel is about normalizing openly loving relationships between two males, whether it’s romantic or not.  Career performance from Radcliffe as well.

11. The Nice Guys

The best written action comedy in years.  Amazing chemistry between Crowe and Gosling.  Just so much fun and totally rewatchable.

12. Sing Street

An inspired story filled with great music, likeable characters that you can’t help but root for, and a great authentic 80s feel.

13. Hunt for the Wilder people

Another absurdist comedy from Taika Waititi featuring fantastic banter between the two unlikely leads and a subtlety touching story.

14. Nocturnal Animals

A dark and twisted sophomore effort from Tom Ford.  Incredible ensemble all around and a story within a story that’s completely captivating.

15. Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds killed it in the role he was born to play.  Very funny and a very faithful adaptation of the tone of the comics!

16. Star Trek Beyond

A very entertaining and character driven movie for the franchise’s 50th anniversary.  Great new characters and great use of classic characters.


Honorable mentions:

- A Monster Calls

- Green Room

- The Neon Demon

- Equals

- Doctor Strange

- Kubo and the two strings

- David Brent: Life on the road

- American Honey

- The Jungle book

- Midnight special

Nocturne

I often stay awake through the night
I listen to its sounds
I sway to its subtle rhythms —

Rafters creaking softly as the house settles
The distant rumble of trains
The hum of machinery not noticed by day
The throb and thrum of electricity
The whistling of the wind —

The night sings lonely songs
This is something I’ve always understood
This realm of moonlight and mockingbirds
This sweet and dark nocturne

Azuki Lynn

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Golden Globe 2017 Winners

Best Motion Picture — Drama: Moonlight, dir. Barry Jenkins

Best Actress — Drama: Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Actor — Drama: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical: La La Land, dir. Damien Chazelle

Best Actress — Comedy or Musical: Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Actor — Comedy or Musical: Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Best Foreign Language Motion Picture: Elle, dir. Paul Verhoeven

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Viola Davis, Fences

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Animated Motion Picture: Zootopia, dir. Byron Howard and Rich Moore

2017 BAFTA Awards - WINNERS

Best Film
Arrival
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land - WINNER
Manchester By The Sea
Moonlight

Director
Arrival, Denis Villeneuve
I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach
La La Land, Damien Chazelle - WINNER
Manchester By The Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford

Leading Actor
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea  - WINNER
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Leading Actress
Amy Adams, Arrival
Emily Blunt, The Girl On The Train
Emma Stone, La La Land - WINNER
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Supporting Actor
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Dev Patel, Lion - WINNER
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jeff Bridges, Hell Or High Water
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Supporting Actress
Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake
Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Viola Davis, Fences - WINNER

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anonymous asked:

I want to get more into ladies, pairs and ice dance. What are some of the must-watch programs of the few past seasons that you'd recommend?

i’m taking “past few seasons” to mean from 2014-15 to 2016-17, basically this current olympic cycle. this is biased towards my faves. competitive programs only. for more skaters, i recommend looking up the results from the last few worlds and just watching those events. you might unexpectedly discover a skater you like.

ladies:

pairs:

ice dance:

Évelyne Brochu read a poem she wrote + Café de Flore clip
[ Watch with English subtitles on youtube ]

—- Français —-

Faire l'amour
Sans cesse,
S'épuiser à ne rien faire d'autre,
Comme l'écho de cette nature puissante
Comme la suite de tous ces chocs,
Toute cette eau,tout ce vent
Toute cette roche,tout éclate.
Peut être quelques promenades
Pour l'oxygène,
Pour un peu de verticalité et d'horizon,
Pour avoir une raison nouvelle de se déshabiller.
Faire l'amour,
Comme on trace un huit
A l'infini sans lever le crayon,
Le vent cogne aux fenêtres
Il ne faut pas l'écouter,le traître,
Il faut poursuivre,
Faire l'amour encore,
Les tempes bondissantes,
Les mains pleines,
Une tempête de peau.
Qui se calme…lentement.
Deux souffles avancent et reculent
Miroir sonore de la mer nocturne
Qui respire encore
Puis recommencer,recommencer
Encore,encore
Comme la mer acharnée
Qui ne connaîtra la terre que par lampées.

—- English —-

To make love,
Over and over,
To consume ourselves doing nothing else,
Like the echo of this almighty nature,
Like the succession of all these impacts,
All this water, all this wind,
All this rock, everything bursts.
Maybe a couple of strolls,
For oxygen,
For a little verticality and horizon,
For a newfound reason to get undressed.
To make love,
like we draw an “8” ,
Endlessly, without lifting the pencil.
The wind is banging against the windows.
It shall not be listened to, the traitor.
We must keep on,
Make love all over again,
Our temples bouncing about,
Our hands full,
A storm of skin,
Which subsides… slowly.
Two breaths are moving back and forth,
Resounding mirror of the nightly sea
That is breathing still.
Thereupon starting again, starting again,
Over and over,
Like the relentless sea
That won’t ever know land, but through avid gulps.

— 中文 —

纏綿
翻騰再翻騰
什麼都不做的耗盡彼此
像宇宙中的迴響
在延綿的衝撞後
在水中,在風中
在石頭間,完全炸裂
或許幾個漫步片刻
斟入氧氣
一點點的混沌
找些新的理由坦承相對
纏綿
就像我們畫一個 8
無盡地畫,不提起筆
風正敲著窗
叛徒啊你別聽
我們必須繼續
繼續做愛
依偎彼此的額角
我們的手指交纏,黏住掌心
肌膚上的風暴
慢慢的… 溶化消散
吸氣,吐氣,吸氣再吐氣
聲音迴蕩子夜海
再次吸氣,吐氣
循環往復,一遍又一遍
翻騰再翻騰
像暴烈的海
永遠不知道岸的邊際