June 9th, 2008

the only earth?

siff, sort of

I'm not sure how the platinum pass holders do it. I've spent the last week seeing a movie or two or three a day at SIFF and already I feel like I've fallen into an exhausting alternate universe populated by organic farmers, precocious children, insufferable adults, and gay zombies where I'm always running a little bit late and trying not to survive only on popcorn and fizzy fruit juice.

So far the only outlandishly spectacular thing I've seen was Encounters at the End of the World, but I've liked slightly more than would be expected by assuming that the underlying distribution of the quality of films in the festival follow a Normal distribution. Maybe this means I'm generous with my opinions or that I or the festival programmers are decent at avoiding horrible things. Tomorrow I might see something about Meryl Streep or cannibal soccer players. But I also want to go to Times New Viking at Neumo's.

Really, though. You should keep an eye out for that Herzog if you like weird creatures and the things they study even just a little bit.