Xavier Dolan's films are only 'hip'. Don't expect them to be anything else.
Truly awful. An abomination. A mockery of American history. Completely and utterly morally vacant. If a cinephile is ever looking for a good example of when lack of substance negates style, this is it.
It has a been a while, but I remember this doc being as good, if not better, than City of God. It was included in certain editions of the DVD, and you have it, it is definitely recommended.
I really need to revisit this. I bought and watched it when it came out (2006), but it just left me cold and wanting. But I am double, if not triple the Neil Young fan now I was then, so perhaps being more familiar with his many different styles/moods/incarnations, I would appreciate this film more today. Now I just need to go digging at the bottom of my box of old DVDs........... ;)
My very first arthouse film!!!! I love it, but need to go ahead and invest in a copy of it that wasn't taped off of PBS 20 years ago :)
"It's because, from my point of view, our language is in a state of vast humiliation. It no longer describes the world in which we live." -Godfrey Reggio
All of the actual footage of The Thief and the Cobbler was fantastic (as well as a few of the commercials he had to make to fund his film). But the interview subjects were all animators (or something similar to an "animator"), and didn't really make for the most entertaining interviewees. So, as an excuse to show some beautiful animation, I enjoyed it, but as an actual documentary, nothing to write home about
I wonder if the upcoming Jerome Salle film Zulu will accidentally bring attention to Endfield's? Anyways, next step, writing credit for Zulu Dawn
After much ballyhoo on MUBI, I was very unimpressed. I won't post spoilers on the wall, though I made a post on the forum thread.
Wow. Nobody I follow has seen this? I feel hip for once :) Great film, especially if you get a chance to see it in the theater. It's not a dense, complex work, and it doesn't really get deep into transgender issues, but it is an eyepopping, fantastically crafted, fantastically acted, unique love story. Look forward to catching up on Dolan's first two
Even though she was arguably in better films back then, I will take a more mature Catherine Deneuve over her younger self any day of the week :)
Just......can't.....help.....it................"gives it five stars" :)
Hahahaha!!! WTF?!!! :) Could have done without the Courtney Love at the end though
I remember really enjoying this film, though it's been at least 15 years or so since I've seen it. I really hope that they put out a new DVD though, as apparently the current (and nearly out of print) version is pretty terrible. Also, the movie is JOSHUA TREE!!! Not Army of One. I could care less about U2, Joshua Tree is a much, much better title, and part of the reason I never forgot about this flick
Something everybody on this site should watch, 1) because it is interesting, and 2) as a sort of preventative medicine :)
It took a while for this one to get its hooks in me. I kept on saying "well, I'll finish up the first hour, go to sleep, and finish it tomorrow." But by the time that first hour was up, I was really getting interested, kept watchin, and by the 90 minute mark, I knew I was getting to bed late :) Lovely film
This is a film that needs a Blu-ray release, pronto. It wouldn't be that urgent, but the DVD is laughably bad, especially considering how successful of a filmmaker Zhang is. Regardless, I only take time to complain because of how wonderful Ju Dou was. Zhang is great, and Gong Li once again captivated.
Wow. Was expecting B-movie fun. But what I got was by far the best road movie I've ever seen. And far beyond. "Bresson on wheels" is surprisingly not that bad of a tagline
I would have never recognized Ben Kingsley had I not sat through the credits
I am curious if the other people here were already familiar with the ending of this story before watching it. I knew roughly how it was going to end, and wasn't terribly crazy about the way it was done overall (wasn't bad, just not my favorite). Really enjoyed the first 3/4 or so though!!!
If nothing else, watch it for Paul Reubens death scene :) Or you can just go watch that part on youtube :)
If we could take all of the good aspects of this film, and combine it with all the good aspects of The Big Kahuna, it would be one damn fine film. I really did feel like this could have been one of Barry Levinson's better works, but the story just didn't do it for me.
Probably my favorite romance film. The Notebook is Cheez Whiz compared to this :)
"Great idea but not so much for.....the end." You know, as much as I love Hitchcock, I don't think I really like the end of any of his movies (that I've seen). Besides that, loved it!!!