Guess which water fountain works.
This week in Prospect Park
RIP Nelly’s Lawn
Film Reviews: East and Frances Ha Two films with rather hot actresses Brit Marling (East) and Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha.) One film pretends to be about revolution
but is in the end it is as reactionary as its presenter, Rupert Murdoch. Besides the pretention of the sentimental plots concerning all the stars in the film we get to see dizzy group of ‘freegans’ who do jams killing CEOs especially if they happen to be their parents. Its hard to understand what possible radical effect they want from dumpster diving - don’t all people deserve fresh healthy food. Somehow I think that’s the moral point, not feeding people out of date partly rotten food. Rupert Murdoch and Brit Marling seem to me to believe in pretty much the same philosophy. Remember that when you see the reactionary Brit Marling portrayed on TV as some kind of radical. Fortunately we have a real revolutionary film playing just now. The revolution is delightfully the sexual one and Greta Gerwig is leading it. In the film she plays Frances, a young woman who thinks she has had sex with too many men. She thinks she can keep the number under twenty if she sleeps with former encounters. Needless to say all the men on her list are useless to her. Fortunately her across the hall neighbor, her male counterpart when it comes to sex, serves as a perfect boy friend. Both Frances and the audience learn not to feel guilty for their sexual pleasure. Now that is Revolutionary.