Really? I'm going to have to check it out now.
Kieslowski just joined the Coppola & Kubrick's Club... Not everybody can hit the pot as Mr Wells or McQueen did with their first feature films. Disappointed? Not at all. This confirms, once again, that filmmaking is about work and more work... Talent is good, but also extremely overrated. This kind of film should help young filmmakers to keep on trying to follow their goals, it should give them inner strength.
Outstanding composer! So good, so smart. You should also credit him for "The Banishment" & "Apocrypha".
The work of Mikhail Krichman is quite unfair for the rest of cinematographers out there... It would be really good to point out where does he do his Color Grading. Outstanding work, seriously, during the first 30 minutes of "The Return " I couldn't help but laughing of joy at every single frame. Planning to watch all his films... lets hope he keeps it up.
When I'm a grown up I want to make a film like this.
Incredible surprise!!! 3 teenagers (the loner, the philosopher quoter and of course the black guy) that get super powers... Sounds lame, isn't it? But it's NOT! Wonderful film, incredibly entertaining. Camera work is stunning! The director, the writer and the DP are only 27 years old! Really looking forward for more Josh Trank's films. This film brought me hope about mainstream cinema.
Great, great film. Such a great surprise. Acting is amazing, Katie Jarvis stunning, the story and its structure were brilliant, as the cinematography. And I'm still utterly impressed by the incredible sound design.
Really don't understand how after "A History of Violence" and "Eastern Promises" Cronenberg came up with this... It was lame. And Keira Knightley... What was that?
Brilliant in every single concept.
How come you didn't include "2001: A Space Odyssey" in his filmography? Richard Strauss is the main composer but there are a number of large atmospheric pieces which are associated with the black monoliths, and the inexplicable effects they create.
I think I watched this film for the first time when I was 12 years old... The scene from the still picture up there, haunted me for years. Bigas Luna created images that stayed and will stay with me for the rest of my life.
I can appreciate, and I do, that this film was shot in one long shot. From a point of view, they say. I disagree with that. It's a point of view, but it's a fake one. The camera changes many times its high, gets unbalance to the sides in many places, and I saw almost 5 different zooms during the film. The staging of some of the scenes were too obvious and most of all, it became tedious and slow too early.
It started gloriously, followed quite interesting, and then it juts, it just... mehhh... Really liked the photography, the art design and the context of the film, but now I have this weird after taste in my mouth. I must say I'm quite angry... Such an amazing premise, for that?
I think the most amazing thing about Jack Fisk is that it doesn't matter with what director, style or genre he's working, he always delivers outstanding results, with a very personal style... One of my favourite set designers and art directors.
As much as I love Tod Browning's work, I must say this movie disappointed me. I've been looking forward to watch this film for a very long time, but maybe that was my mistake. Everything what I love about Freaks, was not in this movie. The performances where way too old school, it looked all the time like a theatre piece, almost no camera movements... And of course Lugosi helps, but... Such a disappointment.
Pure Hitchcock! This film represents better than any other his style and all his tricks and concerns. You have what probably is the best example of McGuffin, unconventional shots (like the hangover waking up scene), incredible blocking, the framing in the scenes with the tea cup been bigger than any character, and then the unresolved ending is like hearing him telling us: "It really doesn't matter" Just brilliant!
This film deserves my biggest admiration. It has many weak points, but there's one thing that makes me love it deeply... All effects you see were made on camera, most of them using techniques from the beginning of the century... There's a sequence shot with a hand cranked 35mm camera, or the double exposures (as the one with the rats walking in the ceiling) Old school filmmaking, great homage, loads of respect.
One of the smartest films I've seen in a very long time. Such a pleasure to discover this great director and his reflection not only in Chris Marker, but also in film form and theory. I'd be looking forward to see more of his films. So far I've watched only two, but both were really, really good.
Such a shame that this was the last movie directed by the almighty Billy Wilder. After such a brilliant career, this movie doesn't seem to belong to his filmography. I must repeat myself, but it's such a shame that, even when he wanted to, nobody counted on him to direct ay nother movie in his last years.
I had the amazing pleasure of going to 5 Master Classes with Vojtech Jasny... Such a charming, smart, brilliant person - and of course director. This happened 3 years ago, and with his low tone, calm gestures, smart eyes and an extremely profound wisdom, he was able to teach me more in 15 hours, than anyone else did before. It's a shame that MUBI doesn't have all his movies... "Desire" and "September Nights" are simply brilliant (pay attention to Clockworkdaisyblues suggestions). If you ever go to NY, he teaches in the School of Visual Arts, in Manhattan, and he's always willing to share his knowledge, love and passion for film to anyone who asks for it kindly. Thank you Vojtech, you're pure inspiration.
Out of this world! 1922? Seriously?! Best documentary/film about witchcraft I've ever seen. The concept, the structure of the different chapters, the staging, the expressionist light, music and rhythm, playing with the genres... What else can you ask for? Master Piece!
Where/How would I be able to watch this movie? Any help would be much appreciated.
Hi there! My name is Lars Von Trier and I'm a genius. I know that, you know that... It's just that sometimes I like to behave like a spoiled stupid kid and open my mouth to say the most stupid thing that comes to my mind (or do I?) so everybody would feel shocked and talk about what I said instead of my films. One way or the other, you end up talking about me, therefor, I won.
Even when I'm tired of Spanish cinema recalling over and over again Franco's era, I must say this movie is breathtaking. Great script, Javier Camara and Maribel Verdu are out of this world, and the execution of the film, shot after shot, sequence after sequence, is just unbelievable. Thanks Cuerda for yet another classic.
"I don't believe in God, but I believe in Billy Wilder" - Trueba picking up 1993's Oscar for Best Foreign Film. His dictionary about cinema is a MUST read for all film lovers.
Great amazing short-film. Such a revolution when it came out back on the early 70's. I was not even the scratch of a concept back then, but my parents still recall this movie nowadays. I watched it for the first time at the age of 12, and it still mesmerises me as much or more as the first time.
Incredible film! Berlanga was a genius, and probably, the one who better understood how to shoot Azcona's scripts. Funny, irreverent, dealing with a controversial subject matter... Wonderful, wonderful film.
This is the first film I watched from Larry Jordan, and I'm sorry but I don't get it. Maybe I'm not smart enough, or I didn't read as much as I should about it in advance. Also I was completely unable to see the connections with Homer, Dante or Chirico... Neither to feel driven by the visuals or the rhythm of the film... I respect the technique, even the style of the visuals, but I'm still not able to appreciate it.
I was really looking forward for this documentary, but I didn't find it engaging or breathtaking. Of course I loved to be able to watch all those archive images, but I think that if you're doing a doc about Senna, the filming style should reflect in his personality: Passion, always willing to take risks, fearless, out of anything what's conventional... Exactly the contrary of this 104min of tabloid story telling.