Looks fascinating. Need to see this!
The mad, noble pursuit of one's own meaning. Perpetually revises its methods, subverts its form and transcends its message. An honest film; a masterpiece.
Tony Scott's last three films rank alongside the most significant contributions to contemporary cinema, exploring the post-millennial condition with a tenacity rarely seen in film history and unparalleled at present. The fearlessness of his approach enabled an honest assessment of this era and its product, but it was his dedication to innovation, and revelation, that defined him as an artist. I was a hater at first, but he has shaped my ideas on film as much as any of the greats. Thanks Tony † Rest in peace. pqrs.bloodygumscollective.com/post/40225432035/scott-discovers-america
McTiernan exposes the fraudulence of movie magic in order to adore the true magic it conceals and in doing so brings the celebrations of life and art into one. A wonderful love letter to action cinema and Hollywood at large.
Hyams has essentially crafted a series of shots of muscular men, building an rhythmic and alliterative filmic experience that superimposes the poetical syntax of avant-garde cinema on top of a richly textured intellectual and creative discourse. In this way he creates a mythology that seeks to explain our postmodern nightmare. pqrs.bloodygumscollective.com/post/26649152775/the-regeneration-of-myth-and-action
De Palma's baroque sci-fi masterpiece is his most balletic and personal work. The film's idyllic wonder may give it a campy or disingenuous sheen, but it belies a great admiration for knowledge and a greater faith that the mysteries of the universe will surpass our most outlandish imaginings. Here we see De Palma paying homage to science, Hollywood and his own boyhood simultaneously and the results are staggering.
The king is back!
At once confrontational and endearing, infuriating and heart wrenching. Christian Palmer somehow encapsulates the full spectrum of human emotion and the totality of romance in one man. Watch this gem here: http://nobudgefilms.com/post/16011729396/william-never-married
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A prophetic vision of the postmodern psyche. As the borders between us and them (inside and outside) disintegrate and rebuild, mutation of the body and soul is unavoidable. This portrait of humanity is a shockingly believable prediction of the apocalypse wherein man, machine and nature can no longer coexist and try futilely to destroy one another. Any ensuing tragedy is only a reminder of the tragedy that exists now.
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“I like to be able to step back in different ways, and acknowledge the limitations of the medium, pick up on certain aspects of so-called reality, of fragments of reality that I am paying attention to. Through the medium I try to articulate certain things that I sense are taking place, forces. Sometimes the movement of a camera will articulate something that the image itself might not.” ~ Ernie Gehr
This is no allegory. This is a love story, and an utterly stunning and tragic one at that. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdZOGvbCeLw
The struggle against tradition, expectation and fear is too great for the individual, and maybe even for the society. After forty years, the Nazis still cripple Germany. One of the most pungent tragedies committed to film.
Some people play in the problem, while others rise above it. The hard part is determining who is doing what.
The futility of looking for your place in the world. "Everyone has to move."
Damon's YouTube channel, where you can watch many of his wonderful films: http://www.youtube.com/user/pookie67#g/a
The only masterpiece of sentimentality I have seen. Patriotism and romance the way they should always be: born from respect and love, not fear.
Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5au6UbfzXjQ
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Children who don't get what they want act like adults who get what they want. Ozu juxtaposes youthful materialism with (seemingly) mature traditionalism highlighting that values change, but people don't. Perceived needs distract us from actual needs, breed confusion and resentment, leave us tired and disappointed. And there's so much more to this brilliant film....
"The best American film I have seen in 20 years." ~ Jean Renoir
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One of the greatest!
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Ben Russell's Vimeo page: http://vimeo.com/dimeshow