The Trial (1962)

    A man stands in a hallway with a warped perspective showing several different dimensions of himself on the cover of the movie The Trial

    I avoided this for a while. There were a couple reasons, all of which added up to avoidance because I was afraid I wouldn’t get it. I read the book, admittedly half-assedly, so not really at all, a couple decades ago. I remembered enough about it to get the main point without much nuance. It was also a super intriguing concept, and I was drawn to Kafka after The Metamorphosis already. So, this has always stuck with me as something to explore more deeply.

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    November 24, 2023
    Tags: criterion collection
    Categories: Reviews

    The Grand Prismatic Spring is something I could look at all day.
    Steam rises off a pool of clear blue water with colors emanating from the edges
    The Grand Prismatic Spring is wildly colorful and huge. Photo by Ryan C. Jerz
    November 24, 2023

    Originally posted on Mastodon

    Videodrome (1983)

    A man inserts his head into a television screen on the cover of the movie Videodrome

    I am definitely not someone who seeks out this body horror stuff. I would actively avoid it, honestly. But while watching this I realized I really like Titane, which is similar in the shock factor with the body.

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    November 24, 2023
    Tags: criterion collection
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    Here I am at the entrance sign in Gardiner, Montana. A couple hundred yards past is the Roosevelt Arch.
    Me standing at the entrance sign for Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana
    I had to prove that I was here--even if it's just for me to remember in two years.
    November 22, 2023

    Originally posted on Mastodon

    High Sierra (1941)

    A man holds a gun while a woman stands behind him on the cover of the movie High Sierra

    Came to see some great early-Hollywood eastern Sierra goodness and got a tremendous chase scene up the Whitney Portal, culminating in a hasty scramble up the rocks.

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    November 22, 2023
    Tags: criterion collection
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    Yellowstone Falls

    A waterfall cuts through a canyon with trees surrounding
    Yellowstone Falls as seen from Lookout Point in Yellowstone National Park. October 1, 2023. Photo by Ryan C. Jerz

    There is one movie I hope to watch this weekend. I have four days off to do it. I will likely watch five different movies instead.
    November 22, 2023

    Originally posted on Mastodon, Bluesky

    The Infinity Pool

    The Infinity Pool is a deep spring that's a turquoise color and overlooks Lake Yellowstone.
    The Infinity Pool overlooking Lake Yellowstone in the West Thumb Geyser Basin.

    The Infinity Pool overlooks Lake Yellowstone from the West Thumb Geyser Basin.

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    Double Indemnity (1944)

    A woman sits in dim light holding a cigarette while a man looks over his shoulder at her from behind on the cover of the movie Double Indemnity

    Loved it. Will watch a few more times to pick it all up, but the dialogue was awesome.

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    November 20, 2023
    Tags: criterion collection
    Categories: Reviews

    This is a live photo from the West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone. If you're there when it's cold, you see a lot of steam.
    Steam rises over a hot spring runoff area with clouds in the sky above
    Runoff in the West Thumb Geyser area of Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Ryan C. Jerz.
    November 20, 2023

    Originally posted on Bluesky