A funny thing happened on the way to this blog.
I don’t even know what is happening right now. Life is so crazy all the time and so busy. I am seriously surviving on around 4-6 hours of sleep per night, which sounds not bad. Except that I recently downloaded this sleep tracking app/alarm clock thing that tells me I’m averaging about 60% sleep quality. So even on a “good night” when I sleep for 6 hours, I’m only getting about 3.5 hours of actual good sleep.
Anyway, life has been crazy lately. Awards season is in full swing, so everything is in overdrive over at Awards Circuit. Which is awesome. Not complaining ONE BIT.
It’s just that for about the past month, I’ve been working the equivalent of two full-time jobs. And sadly, only one of them is paying a full-time salary at the moment.
But it’s okay because you know why?
I’ve gotten to see and do amazing things in the past couple of weeks. And then I was too tired to blog about it and so I just vanished for a bit. And I can’t promise that I’m going to be back to a regular schedule any time soon. Because there’s a LOT.
Here’s a look at the movies I’ve seen since November 10:
Yep. Since November 10 I’ve seen:
- “Murder on the Orient Express”
- “Call Me By Your Name”
- “Mr. Roosevelt”
- “The Leisure Seeker”
- “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”
- “The Disaster Artist”
- “Sweet Country”
- “I Am Not a Witch”
- “I, Tonya”
- “Molly’s Game”
- “Justice League”
- “Lady Bird”
- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Not included on this list? “Get Out,” which I watched on my phone while waiting in line for another movie. I didn’t list it here because I’d already seen it. Also not here, I have a screener for “Thelma” that I really need to watch, too!
Also, I saw “Darkest Hour” the week before the festival, so it’s not pictured either.
AFI Fest was last week, and it was my fifth time getting to go. It’s always fun, but this time was just unbelievably awesome.
Because this year, publicists were contacting me left and right to offer me press tickets to their films. Which meant no waiting in line and hoping to get into screenings. My seats were guaranteed for most of the things I saw. So awesome.
It also meant…invitations to after parties.
Like, for serious.
My first night there was Friday night, and after the screening of “Call Me By Your Name,” my friend (and Citizen Dame co-host) Kristen and I went to the after party. And met director Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet (which gave me some Twitter cred for about 30 seconds with fan girls) and Michael Stuhlbarg, who is just so, so nice.
There was an event on Sunday for Annette Bening’s film, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.” We were invited to a reception for that which included a Surprise Musical Performance. From Elvis Costello. And Annette Bening brought along her husband Warren Beatty. And Jamie Bell was there too.
That night, I saw “The Disaster Artist,” which was one of my most anticipated films of the year, and is currently my #1 Movie of the Year. It’s hilarious and also heartwarming and I’m going to dedicate an entire post just to how much I love this movie and how I now kinda want to marry James Franco. Or, at least, his brain.
But we were invited to the after party for that too. We saw a couple of stars there, like Josh Hutcherson, Melanie Griffith, and Seth Rogen. And I got to meet and snap a picture with Tommy Wiseau, which is the guy James Franco plays in the movie. He’s notorious in LA. Or…infamous? I’m never quite sure which to use where.
Afterwards, I found out some other big names were there too, like Courtney Love.
To give you an idea of how crazy it was, I was at a party with Courtney Love AND DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT.
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks and I’ve missed you all. And I really hope I’m back now…But I really can’t promise anything.