This is one bitch of a movie. It made me realize that happy endings compartmentalize the lessons learned in a film. Kim Ki-Duk shows you the consequences of your actions (and only that) and that's a gift to the viewer.
Wes Anderson still sucks. Tilda's still a queen.
The idea of dismissing this film as naive is a sign of the viewer's own naivete IMO. Unless you're stunted, you, the viewer, are the cynical media. What I loved about this film is how it slowly makes you care for and believe in Jeff Smith. Nothing is given to him and the battle he faces is heated, intricate, and smart.
Brilliant, horrifying, and relevant! The idea that Carradine did a terrible acting job has spread like a virus and it is completely wrong.
What a load of crock! Good god. Really almost nothing but machismo honor complexes, religious people "reaching out" to people of other religions, and religious martyrdom propaganda. Some of the minutes in the last few minutes were good. But this film is hardly art. Very heavy-handed and just plain stupid.
Wow where to begin? The first half was some of the best cinema I've seen, like a contemporary Bergman/Antonioni hybrid sans the striking cinematography. The second half was a proselytizing Lifetime movie with the existentialists either dying or reforming. It's almost like Rodrigo Garcia didn't know he had something brilliant going on. Does he harbor bourgeois morals? Something happened.
Wow this was unimpressive. You hear a lot about his earlier films. Maybe this isn't the right one. It's like a kid tried to make a Fellini by copying him and referencing others and adding nothing new but cheap dialogue. Allen was naive to think he could convey--by simply stating--what other artists have given their lives to express. I felt like I was attending mass. Well It was well-made but not great.
This is cinema. Jarmusch went for it and created his magnum opus. Increíble. Brilliant. I cannot say enough.
A "simple [story] of the complex realities that we all live in today". I would hardly call a sloppily thrown together ghost whispering side story simple and reality. And I was offended by the cheap emotional manipulation through the use of children. This is not a great film. I did like the way the club scene was shot.
This is one of the greatest films in the history of the medium. To portray his vision, Gaspar Noe tears through what one comes to expect from films and, by doing so, greatly expands the power, the capabilities, even the meaning of cinema. A true revolutionary and a film for history.
I'm all for drawing inspiration from great directors, but this was a bootlegged Kubrick--borderline plagiarism!
I saw the trailer for this at the midnight showing of Black Swan. My mouth was gaping.
The film fought to earn a place alongside "The Red Shoes" as a ballet film for the ages and it just may have succeeded.
A very disappointing film--I agree with Rafael. It involves a teenager complaining about his mother and screaming at his mother in a stereotypically teenage, dull and inarticulate manner.