Jaded movie star gets life lesson from hanging out with his kid – existing in the vacuum of fame can be a lonely/empty thing without family and other meaningful shit now can’t it…. (who knew?) – that well worn old treadmill of life’s lessons (101) wasn’t enough to carry this slow moving self indulgence which had more tinny notes than a harpsicord.
Wow, you don’t say? And I’m reading how Coppola’s the new Antonioni.
Black Swan — 6.5/10
While Natalie Portman delivers a captivating performance, everything and everyone that surrounds her is heavy handed. She deserved serious Oscar consideration, but the film shouldn’t win any other awards.
Vagabond – 9/10
Why is this woman not placed higher in the ‘canon’?
Rabbit Hole – 8/10
This is the sort of movie where it’s okay to be predictable and formulaic, because the subject matter demands strong performances over anything else, and that’s exactly what it delivers.
Coppola is being compared to Antonioni? I suppose they both like to communicate their themes visually, and don’t shy away from slow scenes that do so. Beyond that I can’t think of any valid comparison.
Why is this woman not placed higher in the ‘canon’?
You’ve seen Cleo, right?
Repo Men 1.5/10 – didn’t even finish it. Total piece o’ crap.
The Shooting 1967
DIR Monte Hellman
EXEC Roger Corman
PROD Monte Hellman, Jack Nicholson
SCR Carole Eastman
The viewer’s mind races while not much happens on screen.
Wiki: As The Shooting was never released theatrically, and had sparse television showings, it initially had a very limited core of fans. Those critics who did manage to view the film were extremely enthusiastic….
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – 7.5/10
Yeah, Cleo is the only film of hers that really gets mentioned on lists. If she’s got other films on the level of those two, she deserves to be on the New Wave A-list.
Francesco Maselli’s “Open Letter to the Evening News” (1970). Occasionally fascinating, often ponderous, and remarkably grainy Italian agit-prop film about a hard-drinking and lascivious coterie of Marxist intellectuals who write an ill-advised missive announcing their intent to open fire on American servicemen in Vietnam. An amazingly cool premise, though the execution is clunky. The narrative arc is non-existent, and there are too many characters to keep track of (the females topless, randomly, as often as not). Some stunning framing, thoughn and I do feel the film would add something significant to a triple feature with “La Chinoise” and “Z.”
“Barbet Schroder directed”
there is your problem right there. the guy is a complete hack imo. Barfly was only watchable for the quality of the lead performances, which could have been done without Schroder.
How Do You Know (2010)
There are moments of brilliance in this film (particularly the dialogue), but there are a lot things that don’t work, too. It’s maddening in a way.
Started with Leave Her to Heaven until…
He: Mm this is the best sandwich I’ve ever eaten what is it?
She: Turkey, wild turkey, you ever hunted them?
He: No I haven’t
She" It’s tricky shooting, they’re sort of scared but they’re so big and clumsy they hate to take wing, it’s a lot of fun."
fowl bitch, our relationship is over. consider that a divorce.
sigh ..what now? downloading The Shooting out of curiosity after seeing that high score above.
Coppola’s the new Antonioni
Joks I agree to a point about Barbet’s hack status
but that is a somewhat recent thing. In the 80s he was a great documentary filmmaker (see Koko and Bukowski on Tape) tis the fiction films that hacked him up a bit
dir Joe Dante
basically an overlong Goosebumps episode
but Haley Bennet is always great and the way the film deals with themes like child abuse is original at least
The Shooting (67)
How amazing that I ditched Leave Her to Heaven only to come immediately upon another bird shooting bitch in The Shooting …but I liked this one so it was ok :):)
Interesting movie about a lot of things under the surface of the narrative, great dialogue some of which was unfortunately unintelligible at times
Life of Jesus (Bruno Dumont, 1997) – 9/10
first movie i’ve watched by this guy. VERY impressed, and i see the comparisons to bresson as being spot-on. next movie i’m watching by him is L’Humanite
La Noire De / Black Girl (1966) – 7.5/10
Holiday (Cukor) – 9/10
Dead Man - 7.5/10 Jim Jarmusch
I was well prepared not to like it but Robby Muller alone makes it worthwhile.
Did strike me as Jarmusch’s “Blood Meridian” and Garry Farmer was a real kick as “Nobody”.
Dead Man – 9/10 or 2/10
I can’t decide if it’s a really good film or a really stupid film.
I expected a sort of minimalist genre romp, and that’s what I got, but I didn’t expect the characters to be images of distilled pop culture themes. I’ll have to see it again before I decide if it worked or not.
I couldn’t get through Trainspotting. A cartoonish approach to exploring heroin addiction could have worked if it weren’t so heavy handed. It’s in kind of a no man’s land where the serious themes sour the comedy themes and the comedy themes trivialize the serious themes.
Yeah, Dead Man, some swear by it – I’m with the 2/10 group.
It’s a really stupid film.
I am suprised it has such a following
is there a cult of Blake and Carlos Casteneda devotees in this day and age?
mitchum’s awesome tho
Babettes gæstebud, 8,6/10
I completely agree with you about Trainspotting Jirin!
Another Year. Second time in the cinema. Still a 9.5/10. Incredible film.
Mysterious Skin (2006, Gregg Araki) – 6/10
Lost in Translation – 3.5/5