‘Connected’: I Don’t Caaaaare!


Connected (2011)
Directed by Tiffany Shlain
Written by Tiffany Shlain, Ken Goldberg, Carlton Evans, and Sawyer Steele
82 min.

There’s a great scene in Dumb and Dumber where Jim Carrey has been waiting for Mary Samsonite at the bar for hours, and the black woman from The Young and the Restless (I know this because my mom watches it) comes and sits next to him.  When we cut back hours later, she’s in the middle of a long, boring story about her ex-boyfriend.  Being an idiot, Lloyd makes no attempt to hide his annoyance when asked, with chipper enthusiasm, “And do you know what he said next?” He responds: “Nooo, and I don’t caaare!”

Watching this movie is like sitting next to that woman.
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Stone Reader: This Review Does Not Contain Spoilers, Read It and Go Watch the Movie


Stone Reader
Written and Directed by Mark Moskowitz
127 min.

Mark Moskowitz could have easily just hired a private investigator and called it day.  Thank god he decided to make a movie rather than just find someone.

Stone Reader is a documentary about a guy who reads a book, likes it a lot, and wants to read the author’s other work.  He can’t find any, and decides to track down the author and find out why he never wrote anything else.  This may seem like a pretty thin, simple premise, but the movie transcends that.  It is literary, with a clear narrative and linearity, and it tackles an overall theme (that unfolds beautifully). Like a great novel, it also meanders—’hangs out’ and ebbs and flows.  It’s a movie made by a writer-at-heart who just happens to be a filmmaker and not an author, and a wonderful journey that you can’t help but melt into.
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