was there a better film made this decade?
Malick's most enjoyable film to watch. Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek are transformed into backwards, backwoods anti-heroes. Incredible writing and acting. Superb Filmmaking.
i wasn't really into Tony Soprano. Not a good choice for voice. but the film was excellent. different than expected, for better or worse.
sympathy for the devil.
i think most people were disappointed because they were expecting a comedy. it wasn't (like Punch-Drunk Love wasn't). it was a poignant film on the post-modern reality of marriage and family and that stuff that is supposed to hold it together. what was it...? oh, yeah - syrup.
some moments in this film (including the profile screenshot) were very "Wes Anderson". also, the train conversation was parallel (sorta) to the conversation in McQueen's "Hunger". what an excellent social commentary, overall!
good film, but I never felt connected to any of the characters.
it was absolutely absurd, how often I thought of Tarantino in this film. It was very similar to the feeling I had when I first listened to Woody Guthrie - all i thought of was Bob Dylan. a matter of lineage, I guess.
"The salvation of humanity lies in its shame." that's goddamn right.
Fascinating scene when the Queen is confronted by the faces of poverty.
Devastatingly beautiful film. Brilliant.
The "Six Moral Tales" is brilliant. I love the ending. Fantastic box set from the Criterion Collection.
great storytelling, as always. however, the overt story of revenge (even Tarantino style) is extraordinarily old, especially in regards to War films. i can get that from a shitty video game. good film, not great. (over a week later)...I haven't stopped thinking about the film. i am anxious to see it again.
an empty confession scene, followed by genuine repentance, reconciliation, and sacrifice. could it have been adequately titled, "forgiven"?
if nothing else - a great film regarding the post-modern post-psychological post-complex of "birth order". it is almost post-post.
What is the greatest response to the destruction of the holocaust? Create. Create a family. Create symphonies. Create.
I was impressed with Bogart.
Wasn't necessarily a great Ford film, but was certainly another outstanding performance from Henry Fonda.
Preacher Casy. One big soul.
Without a doubt, one of the most creative films you will ever see. It could very easily redefine the "biopic" genre, simply by allowing us access to the actual subject, right along side the written character. This film gives me hope, and it makes me laugh. However unfortunate...as much as I wish to identify with Wendell Berry, I truly identify with Harvey Pekar, without any shift of my heart or mind.
I have no idea how to review this film.
The soundtrack almost destroys the film. It would be like John Williams scoring a Bergman film. Lame. The story is devastating. It may only be "based" on the true story, but it is still an honest portrayal of poverty and sexual trauma - with the final solution, of course, being the death penalty - which is a superb method of rehabilitation. Very sad.
Chaotic. Devastating. Claustrophobic. Brutal. Interesting to watch between "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" and "Hunger".
This film certainly seemed to have great influence over the production of Paul Greengrass's "Bloody Sunday" and also of Soderbergh's recent protrait of "Che", appropriately.
"Rope" is my favorite. Fascinating.