I'm glad something like this got through the barricades against creativity and landed an Oscar nomination. We need more PES in the database.
This is fucking hilarious
If the Oscars were a meritocracy and not a power elite circle jerk, Jane Adams would have the early lead for Best Actress.
My second most anticipated film of 2013 after Farewell to Language 3D.
College Boy por favor.
Light, sound, violence. Light, sound, silence, sound, darkness. Light, darkness, sound, violence. Silence, darkness, violence. My soul now belongs to the Devil.
A modern American classic. Bradley Cooper delivers one of the best depictions of mental illness ever shown in a mainstream film.
Definitely minor Tarantino - at times it's too ridiculous for its own good, other times its historical accuracy is so disturbing we the audience don't know if we're watching a shoot-'em-up or a mondo film. Quentin, I am disappoint.
Immortal sorceresses born from objects in the firmament. A conspiracy involving a precious gem that gives those who wear it supernatural powers. Juliet Berto kissing Nicole Garcia. The Paris Metro used in a chase scene inspired by Melville and pointing towards Besson. Lush cinematography that rivals anything Storaro has shot. This film has it all.
More than a mere genre picture. Carnahan combines spiritual desperation, masculinity, survival adventure and some of the best snow photography this side of Shepitko's The Ascent to make a modern classic of action cinema.
Bonham Carter and Baron Cohen stole the show. Vive la France!
Campy and fun in the best tradition of 90s action cinema. This would be on par with the remake if it weren't for Rob Schneider's godawful comic relief.
It expresses everything that's great about Mekas in a mere minute. A classic.
More entertaining than I expected. Great music and cinematography.
Intimate, compelling, touching, intelligent. This contains one of Huppert's finest performances.
At times charming, at other times annoying, it remains an interesting historical artifact of a certain time in England's history when modernization was becoming postmodernization. And it has a young Anthony Hopkins performing Brecht!
Chamber drama at its worst.
Pretty certain those railroad tracks were shot in Texas.
An early contender for the best film of 2013.
One of a handful of Brothers Quay films I've actually enjoyed. Their Victorian goth-chic thing doesn't usually jive with me, but it is a stunning film to watch on a large TV (as opposed to the computer I saw the other works on).
Oedipal, stunningly composed art for art's sake. Not that that's a bad thing.
A fine B-western with a great interracial friendship and beautiful cinematography. Thanks for submitting this to the Director's Cup, Jerry.
A classic of 80s Hollywood cinema. In some ways it's better than the original, which is in my 10 favorite films of all time. The Oedipal climax is one of the best action sequences from the post-70s era, not because of the violence but because of the drama within.
I'll never forget this film, a meditation on mortality I was watching when I learned the news that Ebert had died. It's exactly the kind of film Ebert taught me to love - subtle, adult, intelligent and rich in meaning and beauty. Lancaster gives one of his finest performances and Helmut Berger is a revelation. Dat mise-en-scene!
Cute. Brialy is such a pest.
God bless you, Yasujiro Ozu. Your films have made my mother and I bond in ways that will never be forgotten as long as we live. Tonight we watched this on Hulu and the thematic elements - sacrificing for a son's education, being proud of your child's charity to others - registered more in 2013 Texas than they may have to your audiences in 1936 Japan. God bless you, my cinematic hero.
The only contemplative film I can think of that is both a sequel and an origin story.
Shimizu has a beautiful sense of mise-en-scene and a beatific expression of the simplicity of life's small joys. A classic of early Japanese cinema.
Len Lye always makes me happy.