Theme of the Month: The International
Star of the Month: Marcello Mastroianni
I like to pretend May doesn’t exist — it’s the month more or less kicked off by Justin Timberlake’s assertion that “it’s gonna be me” (pronounced
“may”), only to later be defined by the truth that the school year is basically finished — so that’s why I’ve decided Peterson Reviews is going to be more escapist than usual. For the next 31 days, I’m going to try to exclusively watch foreign-language films, as a way to really get me out of this world I’m living in. This star’s month will be the Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni, who’s long been one of my favorite actors and yet has never been prominently featured on my website.
I suppose other letters haven’t been as brief as this one — I tend to overindulge in sharing personal details — but I figure this month’s existential crises and breakthroughs are the same old, same old. I’m still excited about how my professional life is progressing, still mostly satisfied with how the year’s gone, but am, of course, still anxious when I think about the future and all it holds. Top that off with the fact that the school year’s going to be over in about a month. Or that I just turned 21 and realized that, dumb as it was, being 19 was cooler.
But moving forward’s still the name of the game, and I know May, much as I’d prefer it not come with so many things, likely won’t disappoint. (Or maybe it will — I can’t be so sure.) I hope Peterson Reviews doesn’t disappoint, either. Happy watching, and happy reading!