I really am too easily bored

“Loyalty doesn’t mean blind and ignorant obedience or mindless adherence. Loyalty shouldn’t require a person to go against their values or bend to the will of another without mutual respect or consideration. That kind of dysfunctional loyalty is how tyrants grab power and people lose their basic human rights.”

– Diana M. Rodriguez (via thefiorellacurse)

Dom Hemingway (2013)

Explosive character, but lacking in propelling plot.

It seems characteristic of British films to bank on One Good Idea to sustain their entire durations. Jude Law plays Dom Hemingway, a hoodlum so physically and vocally abrasive he is immensely gratifying to watch. Law is categorically brilliant in character and one would do well to watch, at least, his monologue in the opening scene.

This being said, it is a pity that Dom Hemingway is a plot limited in stature, largely due to its obsession with explaining Dom’s past and his familial relations. Hopefully, this is merely the first of an entire series to come, because Dom Hemingway has been one of the most dynamic and satisfying anti-heroes on the big screen so far.


The Invention of Lying (2009).

Inspired, but tepid.

A movie with a promising premise that falls flat due to its lack of ambition; almost as if Gervais was so excited about having thought up the idea of a world where no one could lie that he plunged straight into writing the script without any after-thought. No plot can be sustained from a single good idea — there will always be a pressing need for exciting expression and a brilliant script and that, unfortunately, is what this film lacks. It truly is a pity because I know for a fact that Gervais is a proven funny-man with his wits about him, proven by his impressive credentials. Not forgetting as well as the fact that the premise provides so much potential for roaring humor. Subdued British humor just doesn’t roll well with massive, extended and outrageous plots that such a premise required.

house week, day seven: anything goes → chase and thirteen

- There is one thing though. Will you have sex with me?
- What?
- Well, this trial means you’re leaving right away. I was playing a long game. Deadlines have been moved up.