Tonight I saw The Lacemaker (1977) with Isabelle Huppert. Few thoughts:

1. Isabelle Huppert is fairly indescribable in this, this is a movie that is externally simple but then she is like a black hole that everything orbits.

2. There is something so miraculous to me about movies, and especially now when a movie from almost 50 years ago can feel so immediate.

3. I've made a ritual of going to the cinema; I think it can give you space to appreciate a movie the way that watching at home can't.

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So I would say, if you have a local cinemaphile organization you should maybe check out what they bring in, I'm no expert on film but just going to these, it's always worthwhile and interesting.

Movies are still an incredible medium. The best ones I've learned not to think of as "audio-visual" but as:

Take a stage drama, something experienced abstractly and internally, and now find the most expert actors who can fill this, and now set it all /in the real world/ while giving you the impression of something personally remembered. This is it's own kind of magic.

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