This made me so happy to read.
Is there a more perfect adaption? For me, no. This is the movie that Guy Maddin has been ripping off for his entire career (maddin is my favorite director). Here's a beautiful case where visual imperfection is made powerful and if there's one director to bring such a thing to screen, its Renoir. Nicely done, enchanting, and incredibly moving.
Minor Malick? Pssht! This is Malick unhinged! He bears just about every personal emotion and secret into a cinematic whirlwind that didn't seem to stop on any point. It felt as though he was possessed, it wouldn't surprised me if he was on peyote directing this. Relating your faith in spirituality through the turmoils of lasting relationships is so intensely felt that it was hard looking at the screen! Powerfulshit!
Here is the mind of a mad man! Hilariously inept and reaks of low budget charm. Within its cobbled production, there's a forced an outsider romance within the constraints of the sci-fi genre that seems to work, only by the movie's terms but not so much for the audience. Just straight up goofiness!
I wish I could have been on set for this one because Dovzhenko was creating something new. A different language. He didn't have the cinematic language like we do now, he was making it up as he went. The result was a memorizing and playful mediation on the lost of myth within industrialism. Weirdly graceful? Yeah, something along those lines. Its a different creature than any of us are used to.
Both satirical and morally decadent, Morrissey delivers an adaption that feels so staged but contains performance that sing with spontaneity. I love the dichotomy at play! And the satire! Also, talk about a gorgeous trash fest! Maybe a little slow but its nice to have breathing room to what the players put on performances that wreak of bad melodrama and self-consciousness.
Vadim delivers a 70s dark comedy that's light on the comedy and strong on the dark. Full of sleaze, this movie sex logic wouldn't exist now. Or maybe, not even in the 70s. It feels like an oddity than anything else. I would love to find out that this was the attitudes back then! Its the type of high school where I wish I could attend!
This has almost everything I love about movies. Uninhabited, slow decent into madness, a dash of Zulawskian food orgy, beautiful imagery, tasty atmosphere ridden with sex, boundless performance, characters that are built out of ideals than rationality. Can't really say anything about it. One of the better movies I've seen!
Jean Rollin movies sure are odd ones. They seem to be stuck in this hypnotic state. Shots linger longer than they should. There's a fetishistic sense of the location. The sound design focuses on more on the environment than most horror films should. With that being said, this is one of the weirdest ones on of his filmography. The little girl family bonding with the zombie lake was something unique.
Though not as good as Stoker, I still loved it! The best thing Soderbergh has done since Che. The way he bends and flirts with the narrative is admirable and charming. And Roony Marra's performance is pitch perfect! Yay for psycho-sexual frenzy! Oh yeah, don't let anyone ruin this movie for you. Its twists and turns are surprising.
A clever petty noir criminal story disguised as a psychological thriller! The entire movie fucks with you, if you can buy into is lurid ideas (and sit through the first act), then you will have a hell of a time watching it! Honestly, my favorite thing mr.boyle has done since 28 days later. Also, full frontal Rosario Dawson MADE my summer already!
Add the Incredible Burt Wonderstone... so, I can say things about it!
Charming as shit! The way the movie grounds the romantic comedy genre in a reality where the idea of a family is simply done by a bond between two people who aren't necessarily committed to each other in a intimate sense is one of the most endearing factors. Sure, the movie wraps things up too easily but I believe it within its own terms. One of the most contemporary romantic comedies I've seen in a while!
The one thing I love about the movie is the weird authenticity within the conventions of the genre. The archetypes really feel thought out. Like the slob really seems disgusting, the nerd really seems socially inept, and the punks are wonderfully overdone. If you are in a mood for a genre movie, Its a nice time that doesn't take itself too seriously.
I probably need to see this again. What I got out of it was some of the most inspired directing choices mixed with some of the worst. It started off feeling like a live action Dash Shaw comic come to life (which I love, love, love) and ended on what felt like Bergman stealing Terrance Malick's landscapes to do an environmentalist PSA. Somewhat engaging but didn't fully satisfy me.
Diabolical! Full of energy, wicked humor, and perversity; this police investigation story confronts the audience on how far you can take reason into your actions when you're trying conquer evil. Whose more sick, the serial killer or the cops or the audience watching it? For morally deviant movies, I found this to be more than palpable. Love!
What I loved about this movie is that, even though it illustrated the same "love prevails all" bullshit you find in most movies, it navigated in a different light where the cosmos contains order and law and earth is chaos and senselessness. Where love exists without reason and universal law can't governor it. It the most literal fashion, that is. Oh yeah and the movie is absolutely enchanting!
A mad scientist story told done with the grace and cultural urgency of the swinging sixties. Peter Cushing is wonderful and the excursions into the macabre were delightful! Fun times! Though, I do wish to watch this again with a better transfer.
Celebrity obsession, Vampirism, and corrupt federal drug association mix brilliantly well in this debut film! Papa Cronenberg better watch out for Baby Cronenberg because this flick shows more promise than the senior's earlier efforts. I think what I loved so much about the movie was the lengths someone would go to fulfill their media obsession. That definitely says more about our generation than Cosmopolis did.
This is what Glee tries to be. An intelligent and non-judgmental look at adolescence maturing while being filtered through religious fundamentalism. It is simply the human condition to question our existence. There is such care and compassion, that when an inevitable "coming out" scene occurs, it could have been contrived but was quite moving. No cynicism, at all in this movie. So refreshing!
The deconstruction of the superhero image mixed with general goofiness and well put together action scenes. The climatic battle scene is on par with the Avengers's last battle scene. The twist of the movie is handled well but might piss a few folks off who are heavy into the mythology of the serie. Still, nice closure to the Downey Jr. Iron Man Saga and probably the best made movie out of the series.
A graceful insane fable that serves the visual medium well! What I enjoyed the most was the representation of demons in the story. The demons didn't seem to bring much consequence to the overall story and were really just distractions for the blacksmith's journey.
More like sex and QUICK ZOOMS! The plot doesn't matter. Its an after thought but nice to have to serve the images. What matters are the incredibly well executed cinematic guises mixed with the 70s sleaze and art direction that would make Ba Luhrmann shit himself. God, I miss seeing this kind of sleaze! I wish modern filmmakers had balls.
Nice first feature and it feels like a first picture it. But the bratty drama had me longing for a dysfunctional relationship with my mother. The surfaces of the movie were a bit like Alamodovar but the total package was lacking. I just wish it was more lean and had more muscle.
The first act of this movie is SLOOOOOOOOW and unengaged! BUT! The last forty minutes of the movie are some of the most exciting and moving. So, there's that.
I've never felt such existential anguish and inspiration from a documentary. Thank you for providing that for me!
Generally, movies about transgender people don't contain an once of authenticity and are movie just masturbatory displays on "oh hey, I'm different"... this is the exception (along with In The Year of 13 Moons). Everything is so fucking well orchestrated that it actually serves the running time! I didn't mind sitting with this characters for almost three hours! I can't wait so see the director's other movies!
If you fuck with me, I'll show you this movie and then we'll become best friends because we would've shared a beautiful experience. Wrapped up in this notion that a fairytale is more profound than 2013.
More of a string of well composed sequences than anything else. Everything seems so foreign compared to modern flicks. The heroes of this movie would be the bullies of today! The cheese and tomfoolery is handled with innocent that is so absent in so many movies. This is the high school I wish I could go to!
Add Muscle Beach Party, pleeeease!
My love for Greta Gerwig continues! A Harold and Maude love story that effortlessly walks between comedy of manners and poignant naturalism. Maybe people don't actually act like this but it doesn't mean its not intensely realized and felt and works for an endearing story. These characters are so obtusely crafted that I was surprised that I cared in the end.