There is something essential that happens in these manifestations and that is what George struggles to find, the mere essence of revolt.
Austerity may be the greatest quality in Jessica's Hausner third film. Despite its ambitious mise-en-scene, Hausner manages to keep a fair balance in her narrative. The ambiguous and the suspenseful remains two of her greatest strenghts, used with the same good hand which made Hotel quite an interesting film. Just looking forward to what her potential can achieve in the future.
One of the truly new voices of contemporary Greek cinema, and why not, cinema in general, Athina Rachel Tsangari shares with us the powerful influence of multiculturalism and globalization with her bold first feature, and carries on with amazing talent in her sophome film, Attenberg. A must see for all film lovers. Love her or hate her, but watch her.
http://youtu.be/CoTGowlhABk Here's Claire Denis and Jean-Luc Nancy discussing the film. Enjoy.
Rest in Peace Katerina, you will be greatly missed. :(
In its melacholic, austere, yet desolate landscape, Duras deconstruction of narrative conventions makes this an unforgetable,and intimate experience, as we struggle to put together the pieces of a long lost story. With nothing to envy to better know masterpieces such as Marienbad, and sharing the same avant garde fierceness of cinema masters like Robbe Grillet, India Song will remain as one of cinema´s true classics.
I second Sal Gore request!!!
De Oliveira films live in their own time and space. About to turn 104 (!!), he gives us another masterpiece, another fantastic piece of cinema about the dwellings of death, love, and mourning. I should be so lucky to be this lucid at my age. Let's hope the master can give us a couple more of his amazing films.
An amazing free adaptation of G.B. Shaw's (who appears constantly throughout the film) comedy play "The Heartbreak House", Sokurov brings out the guns and develops a fantastic experimental comedy with a touch of methapyhisical philosophy about the nature of society and the real face of humanity. A masterpiece.
If anyone should want the essay of Jean Luc Nancy that predated this movie, just drop me a line to email@example.com. I'll be happy to send it.
Very close in spirit to Tarkovski's "Solaris". A spiritual, meditative sci fi film that develops slowly into its climax, beyond the predictable. An obscure masterpiece by Nikolay Khomeriki.
The last 20 minutes almost ruined it for me.
And excellent mockumentary by Bansky, to be appreciated and understood as just another one of his outstanding pieces. A great companion piece to Casey Affleck's "I'm Still Here", due to their subject matter (a view of art and the artist).
Instant love. A perfect christmas gift, and instantly one of my favorite movies of the decade. Thank you Erice, for the Palm.
Yet another masterpiece from Tsai.
What a fucking masterpiece. I'm so gay for Tsai.
"It's amazing how this SICK CHARLATAN (G. Noe) can sell his colorful POISON to so many "art lovers"
My favorite Jarman so far. Over the top, almost pretentious, but rich in images and discourse. Amazing soundtrack.
3.5 Trent Reznor soundtrack is quite good.
And Julie Sokolowski deserves a whole single character study, as does his other film leads.
Amazing. Bruno Dumont keeps an outstanding quality in his cinema, and this film is no exception. While downgrading sex and violence in this film, he has kept the element of alienation and spirituality that permeates his ouvre and through a slow pacing, he has reached the transcendence of the subject matter. One of my top 3 Dumont films.
Joaquin Phoenix is amazing. Simply amazing. This is the performance of his Career.
Worst piece of crap ever. Over ridiculous in some minutes (the guy fucking the hybrid, wtf?) and plain ridiculous in the rest. 100 minutes of my life lost.
Thegoodtimeskid and Beau Travail now have a contender for "best dancing scene".
Catherine Breillat, master of sexual tension on cinema.
3.5 . After a mesmerizing first half, the movie kind of falls apart for a moment and then picks up, but never reaching its original level. Amazing performance from Samantha Morton.
A cinema for the senses, Guadagnino lived up to my expectations with this intense, gloriously cinematic, intimate movie. Its a rare pleasure to watch films like Io Sono Amore nowadays, where so much love is given to a gorgeous production that nevertheless still manages to bring exciting and passionate topics to the table. Worth the wait.