The Matramaya movie club, or mamaMC for cool kids.
If you don’t know already (there is an About section for the curious), I created a movie review blog called movieguideme a few years ago.
Although I loved my experience with this blog, I am no longer really active because I wanted to create something different and this blog was born.
I still love movies though and I still love talking about them. But I want to do things differently this time.
First of all, I would like to concentrate on movies that I could actually love.
On movieguideme, I would do critiques on the latest movies released in theaters, including the ones I didn’t like.
It was always unpleasant to share a discontentment and I always felt bad for the creators.
I will only critique movies I love, this blog is called “only love” after all.
Secondly, I won’t do recent releases. I would certainly not be able to keep with them anyways.
Instead, I would like to concentrate on movies that are underrated, didn’t necessarily had the commercial success they deserved so that are not very well known of the general public.
Lastly, I would like to have a conversation about movies rather than a one-sided lecture from yours truly.
Instead, I would like us to watch a movie all together and talk about it afterward!
So I thought about creating a movie club!
We could decide together which movie to watch once a month!
I must admit, I have a preference for indie movies (Sundance festival is my mecca) so expect those kinds of proposition from me.
I will go ahead and choose the first movie to get things going:
For the month of June, the assignment is “Greenberg”
Greenberg was directed by from the then-starting-but-now-well-known-director Noah Baumbach.
We have until next week to watch the movie (so Sunday June 28th).
I will post the review of the movie then and we can debate in the comments section of it. I encourage you to write your own critique there as well!
I can’t wait to read your thoughts on that movie!
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Let me know in the comments sections if you have questions or suggestions!
Let’s debate next week!
The Movie of the club this month:
Rhys Ifans as Ivan
Greta Gerwig as Florence
Ben Stiller as Roger Greenberg
Brie Larson as Sara
Mark Duplass as Eric
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Beth
Based on a story by Jennifer Jason Leigh
Written and directed by Noah Baumbach