video review : I’m Thinking Of Ending Things

video review : I'm Thinking Of Ending Things

You’ll do yourself a favor turning this movie off before the actual Ending; one of the worst I’ve ever seen. The plot, which starts normal enough with a girl on her way to meet her boyfriend’s parents for the first time, is coated in pretentious ambiguity from the start, but it gets worse the longer it goes. The final several minutes are jarringly off-putting; random and nonsensical; as if director Charlie Kaufman just abandoned the script and said “Fuck it.”

my rating : 1 of 5

2020

audio review : The Lady In Red ( song ) … Chris De Burgh

Chris should’ve left out the part about hardly knowing this woman because he also mentions the things he’s “never seen” about her, which implies he’s known her for a long time. It’s an odd contradiction and the one ugly flaw on a song that is otherwise quite beautiful.

Most appealing is melody of the vocals, which are partnered by a gorgeous guitar lick, though it’s the waltzy beat that serves as the basis of the concept. “The Lady In Red is dancing with me,” De Burgh announces as they embrace, “cheek to cheek”, in the ballroom.

my rating : 5 of 5

1986

audio review : The Lady In Red ( song ) ... Chris De Burgh

The Lady In Red ( song lyrics ) … Chris De Burgh

The Lady In Red ( song lyrics ) ... Chris De Burgh

I’ve never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight.
I’ve never seen you shine so bright.

I’ve never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance.
They’re looking for a little romance if given half a chance.

I have never seen that dress you’re wearing or the highlights in your hair that catch your eyes.
I have been blind.

The lady in red is dancing with me; cheek to cheek.
There’s nobody here. It’s just you and me. It’s where I wanna be.
But I hardly know this beauty by my side.
I’ll never forget the way you looked tonight.

I’ve never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight.
I’ve never seen you shine so bright. You were amazing.

I’ve never seen so many people want to be there by your side.
And when you turned to me and smiled, it took my breath away.

I have never had such a feeling, such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight.

The lady in red is dancing with me; cheek to cheek.
There’s nobody here. It’s just you and me. It’s where I wanna be.
But I hardly know this beauty by my side.
I’ll never forget the way you look tonight.

I never will forget the way you looked tonight.

1986