Also include Brooklyn Bridge, The Shakers, Statute of Liberty, and Empire of the Air
I enjoyed thinking about the civil struggles of a vampire society, specifically the dissociation between vampires who had enough blood and vampires who did not have enough blood, behaving almost as separate species when deprived of what was essential for "civilized" conduct. I also enjoyed the strategem in resolving vampire civil struggles ie capture more humans, develop a blood substitute, cure vampiricism.
I thought that this film was hilarious. Although I don't have the patience to intentionally watch black and white films, I happened to watch this film on TCM one night and I was happy to have seen it. I can understand why Linder was compared to Chaplin; I thought Linder displayed a slower paced and less crude sense of humor than Chaplin.
Dear MUBI: please include "Prohibition" for Ken Burns. Thanks!
I enjoyed this film, mainly because I liked the main characters, their way of life, except that they weren't going to high school. The movie seemed like a Spike Lee film, which is a good thing, and felt like it presented a balanced representation of the criminal side of African American life (including friends, family, income, and cultural ethics), but I have no idea whether it is true.
It has been a long time since I have seen a film with disjointed main characters, or an unconventional plot-mortality-rate, but I suppose it's more like non-fiction that way. An enjoyable film!
I'm very happy to have finally seen the film - I've been thinking about it ever since. I'd attempted to watch it when I was a teenager, but it was too boring for me then. The horror of disguised evil. Also, as an interesting side note, in both the Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby (two of the best horror films ever made), doctors play a particularly unhelpful or conspiratorial and evil role... just a thought.
I like Miyazaki's focus on nature and youth, and how he reveals the harmonies among them both, as well as what brings them out of harmony. Watching his films is often a good developmental and ecological education.
I had the fortune of seeing this in theatres last night! Otherwise, I intentionally haven't developed an ability to critique pornography, other than to say it was whimsical and light hearted. Silenzio!
I liked this movie because it focused on a pleasantly amazing, though unmentioned part of history and vocation, along with a refined look at german culture. It eventually became a bluntly confusing, ambiguous, and subjective series of events I can only discern to be a smart and personable illustration of mind games.
I'm glad that Bradbury novels often include a dichotomy between the characters of lightness and darkness, tyranny and freedom etc, in the form of a brief vocal argument between the opposing philosophies. In Fahrenheit 451, it was the chief fireman vs. Guy Montag. In this film (I haven't read the book yet), there is Mr. Dark vs. the librarian, where Mr. Dark articulates his perspective on darkness.
It's difficult to comment on. Great climax though, what with the surprise alternative, yet-already-superimposed reality... The horror.
Terribly depressing. The entire cast slowly became more and more depraved throughout the film, but perhaps such were the colonial days... not too far off from medieval times.
I'll preface by saying I walked into the theatre 15 minutes late, so I apologize if I'm missing some huge part of the film, though it seemed to me an incredibly frustrating horror fantasy lived out by an 'unwell' child, though understood and echoed by her parents (or was it the other way around!), represented by the multiple changes of identity and murder scenarios the parents (the girl, or someone else) envisioned.
I originally associated the antichrist of the film to be him, Dafoe, more psychologically than anything, but as I am then surprised, the tables quickly turn within a minute or two, and there she is, exhibiting unprecented torture with sexual, satanic overtones. I'm not sure either capture what is the opposite of christ, or the anti-christ, but it is a look into the contrast between misogyny and witchcraft.
I walked out of this movie four times. I thought it was terrible, but had nowhere to go, and therefore kept returning to the theatre. I'm not even sure this will be one of the movies that grows to be understandable and enjoyable with time, as most movies I initially dislike eventually become, but I'll find out soon enough.
The film has two parts; one on etiquette, one on jeopardy, both conundrums of civility. I liked the dichotomy between the sisters... possibly the dichotomy between good and evil as is today.
Supposedly this is a true depiction of the Irish. Of course it's filled with extorted hired guns, small time gangs, and manly love tales of old, but who's counting.
A lot of it's about men who "mislead" women, according to a hero. It's very good.
It was good to know how the FBI was created. It was also good to know when, why and how the judicial system evolved to incorporate forensics and the scientific method, ornamenting a practically medieval description of justice. Everything else was a tangible drama, in excess of both flaws so distinct they seem almost taboo to comprehend, and dialogue furnished with the fascinating elucidation of details.
In this film, everyone is friendly and true, admirable relations are a constant, and habitual assassination is where it should be; on the back burner. The film has the essence of a dream, good life and good death.