A hearty thanks to Kim for getting this thing to work.
On to a couple of brief reviews.
The Cruise - This movie is fascinating. Listening to Timothy "Speed" Levitch talk about the subjects he loves is somewhat akin to an intellectual hurricane: dizzying, surreal, terrifying, yet beautiful unto itself. I do not wish to give much away, as the whole movie is Speed's commentary, particularly regarding the Titular Cruise, which is best understood by watching the movie. Speed takes a lot of viewpoints that will upset people. Especially because of how valid they are.
A sidenote: At the time of filming, Speed commented on how his family was disappointed in his perceived "failure." Since this film was made, he's appeared in a number of works. Goes to show you how unpredictable life can be, ay?
Check out Speed's blog at www.speedlevitchonline.com/
The Gleaners and I - This was very interesting also. This film almost seemed like a stream of consciousness work, as Varda leaps about from place to place both geographically and in her head. What I found most fascinating is that there are actually laws and cultural expectations for gleaning in France. It makes me wonder such legal terms and definitions exist here in the U.S., but I'll leave that to a later poster. It is amusing to ponder the possibility of legal rules for how, when, and why you could dumpster dive.
Rant over. Jonathan out.