Missing Hawaii, Oslo (2005-06-02)

Caitlin and Randy give Hawaii, Oslo two 5s (out of 5). I was watching other films.

Watching Le Clan (2005-06-01)

They scheduled Ryan to work when he would see Le Clan/Three Dancing Slaves with me. I had to watch half-naked--sometime all-naked--French guys alone.

The film has three parts, each focussed on one of three brothers. (Some viewers walked out after a dog was killed in the first story.) The audience was most sympathetic to story of the youngest. The progress of his friend from buddy to lover is beautifully told. The Seattle crowd cheered when their love affair was consummated. On the way out of the theater, I overheard comments similar to my thoughts: It was sad when he broke off the relationship with his first love; why did he do that? Perhaps he did it out of fear of his brothers.

Watching Inlaws & Outlaws (2005-05-31)

Production problems, some perhaps due to a format translation, marred my viewing of Inlaws & Outlaws. It was tolerable as long as I watched the eyes of those interviewed, and not the out-of-synchronization lips. The most moving stories were those of long-time partners, particularly one had been together 50 years. The love each had for their partner was clear in the interviews.

Oh, no! I'm seven film reviews behind. I'll try to write shorter reviews.