Holy hell, I just read that Beausoleil was a murderer associated with Manson. Eek.
From beginning to end, it keeps you entranced in the lives of others and their (in)ability to connect and understand each other. The film reveals itself slowly and patiently. Beautiful cinematography and fantastic talent. Highly recommended!
The music is flawless. Just brilliant. But I can't say that the television production does it justice. Doesn't age well.
Moreau is such a fascinating talent. She maintains a certain amount of restraint in this film, forming a portrait of a weary weirdo performer in a constant state of fatigue. Still, she is radiant in her unique way, with fiery red hair on bright green rags. Willaert, the man-child, recognizes this glow and seduces her with tenderness and enthusiasm. Undeniably whimsical yet bittersweet. Certainly recommended! ★★★★
Yasmina Reza's claustrophobic play is great. It was our season opener at the theatre I work at. The mounting tension and alcohol/puke-soaked misanthropic rants are so satisfying. Reminds me a bit of Sartre's Huis Clos. And let me tell you, I LOVED seeing these four all-stars losing their shit. At the same time, I didn't find the film nearly as compelling as the theatrical performance. ★★★★
Les Roseaux sauvages snuck up on me. This is a beautifully-shot portrait of young people at the dawn of their sexuality while their world is complicated by politics. Bouchez and Morel play two of the most likable and innocent characters I've seen in a while. The final scenes are simply a dream. ★★★★
Could someone wake up Paul Dano and let him know that he's starring in a movie? Thanks. ★★
Golly, gee, damn! ★★★★
Jarmusch's best. Very slow, beautiful and quiet... it works so well. Not surprising to know that Christopher Doyle was the director of photography on this one. Bankolé is brilliant. I loved seeing my favourite actors (Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Hiam Abbass) in such interesting roles. I wonder if Paz de la Huerta (great body, horrible acting) will ever put her clothes back on at some point in her career... ★★★★
A seminal work. I actually was more attracted to Beausoleil's soundtrack than anything else. And Marianne, sweet Marianne... ★★★★
An intimate and philosophical look at the heartbreaking downfall of a woman. Anna is flawless. Godard, genius. ★★★★★
Stunning in all ways. ★★★★★
Quite good, but I feel as though I would have enjoyed it more if I read The Possessed first... ★★★
Yay! My submission went through :) Brilliant video.
What is it about European travel that makes Liam Neeson want to fight so much? We get it, he's intense. Duly noted. Also, January Jones, your acting is atrocious.
What a fascinating new director. It's great to see someone my age accomplish so much in such little time. It's because of people like Xavier that I'm hopeful about the future of cinema. His films are imperfect but beautiful and personal. I seriously admire the guy, even if he does seem like a brat at times.
Yes! Björk as well.
Portishead's "Only You" should be up here.
Can't get over how stunning she was... and what a talent!
Pépé le Moko? Why isn't she part of the cast?
A bit too precious for me, but I liked it! The Giving Tree with hipster robots. ★★★
This film decays before our eyes in the most beautiful way, with endless rain and mud. I was enticed by the inclusion of a torch singer, my kryptonite. Still, I wish I liked this movie more than I did. I found myself disconnected and bored by the characters. The way the main character was treated and the way he mindlessly loved that terrible woman was quite frustrating. A solid film, but not a favourite. ★★★
You can watch the whole thing for free and legally on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/watch/193356/war-requiem
Tilda channeling her inner Falconetti... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2Zajvjm4LI&feature=player_embedded
An aesthetically beautiful film with a great cast of characters. Surpassed my expectations! ★★★★
Information about his latest film, Ces Deux: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/plot_details_on_michael_hanekes_these_two_with_isabelle_huppert_shooting_st/
So much fun! ★★★★
A Jane Birkin fest with huge visual appeal. ★★★★
A beautiful, slow and very personal film for me. Anna's physical and emotional drift makes me ask questions about my own life. A very subtle and interesting look at character. ★★★★
I had a silly grin on my face the entire time I watched this movie. Quite hilarious! ★★★★
This was the worst movie I've ever seen. ★