Such and such and such.

Film, and everything else on my mind.

Apr 1

To the Wonder // N°5 from kogonada on Vimeo.


“TO THE WONDER” April Fool’s TV spot

genius, by Kogonada.

Mar 6

Jan 5

 Quadrantid meteor shower tonight: How to watch online 

NASA scientists at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will provide a live webcast of the Quadrantid meteor shower Jan. 2 to 4.


NASA scientists at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will provide a live webcast of the Quadrantid meteor shower Jan. 2 to 4.


Anders Krisár - Fog Father and Mother Mist (2006)

Dec 27


Jan Erik Waider - Green Cliffs (Faroe Islands) (2012)

Dec 2

Can we all agree that a white russian sounds amazing right now? 

They also taste amazing right now. 


Can we all agree that a white russian sounds amazing right now? 

They also taste amazing right now. 

Nov 18

Today I had a pretty big realization. When people don’t like me, for as long as I can remember, it has really bothered me. It really shouldn’t, but it does. I always assumed this was because I didn’t like the idea of people not liking me, but I got to thinking about it today, and realize that’s entirely wrong. What I don’t like about people not liking me is the fact that I can find something to like in just about everyone. Not always, but most of the time. So when I hear that someone doesn’t like me, I feel bad not because they don’t like me, but because they have something about them that I like, and I would hate to lose.

Nov 5

Our Lives and the Essence of Human Nature

Over the the years, I have frequently lost hope in humanity. As many of us have, I’m sure, but then again if we’re all so above everyone else, then why don’t we have faith in others? Anyway, that’s beside the point. Human nature is an unbelievably beautiful thing. It’s that moment when all ideals, ethics, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, race, and anything else that we use to separate ourselves from others become lost, and all that matters is the present moment.

This past weekend I was working on a set in Humboldt Park, an area of Chicago quite strange as it is absolutely gorgeous, yet considered one of the most dangerous. While on set I constantly was expecting to hear a gun shot, but I experienced something much more grand.

In the night of day two, we were only a little behind. We had to pick up pace a bit, but no one was terribly worried. As the next set-up was nearing completion, a loud “bang” noise was heard. We were shooting not too far from the street and all of us immediately looked to see where it was coming from. When I looked, all I saw were tail lights sticking straight into the air, frozen in time, the image most likely never leaving my memory. 

Another loud “bang,” as the car crunches to the ground. I blacked out for a moment that I can’t remember a thing other than someone screaming “a car flipped.” All of a sudden I was in full sprint, heading in the direction of the accident. I look around me and what seems like the entire rest of the crew is running as well. As I run past a grip he asks what’s happening, and I tell him. He stops what he’s doing and runs with us.

All of us gather just over the small hump of a hill to see the car rolled on its top in the ditch across the road. Somehow there are already people on site trying to open the doors, but they won’t budge. A large man walks up and confirms that the doors won’t open, so he begins kicking and kicking at the windows. Finally one breaks and they get into the car. At this point all we know on the other side is that the person in the car is a woman.

I’m asked to return to set and watch equipment. From there is where it all really unfolds. Where I see it all. People, humans, working together to save another person. They don’t care about who they are or where they come from. What their favorite breakfast food is. All they know is that this is a human life, and this is someone that needs to be saved. While thinking this, at least ten police cars come in, and two ambulances, and two firetrucks. All to help save this single woman.

In this world that we all live in, and that somehow we’ve all created, it sometimes seems as though the only people that others care for are themselves, and a few select individuals. What I learned this weekend is that that is not the case. Human nature speaks to the soul. It’s what connects us all.

Oct 22



hey there. it’s been a while since i’ve randomly given stuff away, and that doesn’t jive well with my philosophy that love and / or readership should be shamelessly bought. so, in honor of Halloween, I’m giving away a blu-ray of Hal Ashby’s inspiringly morbid HAROLD AND MAUDE! also, in honor of the fact that i have an extra copy of it lying on my desk, I’m also gonna give the winner a blu-ray of Steven Soderbergh’s GRAY’S ANATOMY

TO ENTER: just “like” and / or re-blog this post. each note will count as a separate entry, so every fellow blogger can therefore submit a maximum total of 2 entries.

giveaway will be closed at 1:00 P.M. EST tomorrow (tuesday 10/23/2012). 1 winner will be randomly selected from the notes. so the odds should be okay if not super awesome, but someone’s gonna get some great stuff for nothing. and no, you do not get bonus points for pointing out that i’ve blatantly copied the text of this post from a previous giveaway post.

good luck, and thanks so, so much for reading the blog and my Criterion Corner column on!

Sep 11

Despite what some people may think, this song has no deep-seeded meaning. I’m just obsessed with it right now, and using it as a calm song to get myself going this morning. Not only that, but this is indeed, my favorite band.

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