The Bucket List: To Live a Life Worth Living (Updated 07/17/17)

An updated version of a year old post. Enjoy!

THE CINEMA SOLOIST

So funny story, I was on Tumblr and even though I really don’t run a Franco fan blog, I post quite frequently Franco-y stuff. Yeah, I know I’m lame. One day a fellow fan messaged me a story about how through a charitable donation to Water Defense (a cause co-founded by Mark Ruffalo), she was invited to the Now You See Me 2 premiere in New York City, and was able to meet the majority of the cast including Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, and (although briefly) Dave Franco himself (!!!). After sharing her story, I showed her my post (deleted) I had written about Dave, which lead to a conversation about some other things too, including traveling, overcoming obstacles and living life. She is a diplomat, so she is frequently abroad, and when she’s off work she takes time to do some really cool things like paragliding and learning tango…

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Thoughts on THE LITTLE HOURS and the Symbiotic Relationship With Religion, Sex, and Shame

Another movie post! Hurray! I haven't done a full movie post in a while- which are my favorite things to do! I had seen The Little Hours back at Sundance, so I had seen it ages ago, but never really wrote about it. Luckily, I have had plenty of time to formulate thoughts about it, … Continue reading Thoughts on THE LITTLE HOURS and the Symbiotic Relationship With Religion, Sex, and Shame

20 Years of The Fifth Element: Rediscovering a Favorite Film in Theaters

Back in 1997, Luc Besson's The Fifth Element premiered at the glitzy Cannes Film Festival in France. It's grand debut was accompanied by a fashion show by Jean Paul Gaultier (The film's costume designer), fireworks, and a ballet. Shortly afterward, the film was released worldwide. The film was a critical and financial success, grossing over $260 … Continue reading 20 Years of The Fifth Element: Rediscovering a Favorite Film in Theaters

Thoughts About Streaming Services Releases and Traditional Theatrical Releases

Cannes recently made a rule- to begin at next year's festival, that any film that is going to be in the festival should have a theatrical release in France. This rule was created after many French exhibitors voiced their distaste of screening Netflix's upcoming releases- Joon Ho Bong's Okja and  Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories. Here's a … Continue reading Thoughts About Streaming Services Releases and Traditional Theatrical Releases

How “Perpetual Singleness” Lead Me to Liberation and a Journey to Self Acceptance

This isn't a movie or entertainment post today, but I think it is very fitting with the name of my blog- The Cinema Soloist. It's been on my mind, and I decided to share it. My blog was founded on my solo adventures in film and life, and I've often thought about the fact that there … Continue reading How “Perpetual Singleness” Lead Me to Liberation and a Journey to Self Acceptance