4 stars for Hedgehog in the Fog ^_^ 1 star for Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles? ;_;
3.5 hours of a widow fucking up the chores in her ugly house, getting all upset about it, eventually stabbing a dude with whom she was engaged in amorous commerce over it. I'm, like, pretty hardcore feminist, so maybe I had high expectations given the things people say about this film, but that's probably one of the worst things I've ever seen on a screen. It took all of my stamina not to walk out on it like I did the other film I've seen by her, d'Est. And on that, note, seriously: how do you fuck up a film about a winter train voyage into Siberia?
Ha well I guess I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed after all the praise I've heard surrounding it, but I quite liked it. Though, I saw it a long while ago so don't know what I'd think of it now. On another note, 5 stars for Cries and Whispers makes me a happy boy :D
yeah, Bergman is just god-tier - it's like, opinions are opinions, but if you don't see Bergman's genius, your opinion is wrong :) for 2012 so far: Samsara and Sokurov's Faust were both pretty incredible. Loneliest Planet and A Royal Affair are both things in theaters now that I haven't seen but will probably like. Feel like I could either really love or really be disappointed by Lincoln. How about you, bud? Any picks o' 2012, yet?
Faust and Loneliest Planet are /technically/ 2011 :3 but yeah, haven't seen either and feel like I'd like both (have heard a lot of good things about Faust). Just realized A Royal Affair (+ subs) popped up on my movie tracker the other day. Umm no 2012 picks yet really but I'm planning on seeing Holy Motors and In Another Country (and possibly The Comedy and Rust & Bone if I have time) sometime this week so I'll tell you if I like 'em. I've been dying to see Beasts of the Southern Wild, hopefully a rip of that shows up soon-ish.
elephant is such a harrowing film. it disturbed me and moved me a whole lot more than most other "emotionally heavy" films i've ever seen and it does it with so little, which is kind of an encapsulation of van sant's greatness.. but anyway haha. i'm gonna check out some The Enigma of Kasper Hauser this evening :)