Time for another Internet Crush, our series highlighting things we love around the web. Up today is film critic/blogger Kartina Richardson.
Looking for a film recommendation? Hoping to make sense of something you just watched? Wondering how Sigmund Freud is connected to Darren Aronofsky? Richardson to the rescue! A great writer/video blogger who can make even the most inaccessible things sound like fun, she injects healthy doses of academia, humor, and race/feminist analysis into every review. Here’s her take on Black Swan (this is where that Freud/Aronofsky example came from):
In addition to reviewing films for Roger Ebert’s At the Movies, Kartina also blogs at This Moi (her personal site) and Mirror: Motion Picture Commentary. A feature that I particularly enjoy on This Moi is called “Public Beverage Enjoyment.” Behold:
Public Beverage Enjoyment is more or less a quiet and solitary activity. In public. With other people around. (There are exceptions to this).
Public Beverage Enjoyment is an activity for the lonely. Those who prefer to contemplate their woes in public with a treat and/or journal. Thus they are distracted from the sorrow of their loneliness and seize on its dramatic potential secretly enjoying its romance. Why deny the lonely small pleasures?
It is in this way that This Moi’s Public Beverage documentation began.
Isn’t she great?
Previously: I’m Not Racist But…