Posts tagged Film
Posts tagged Film
Why are so many people trying to make carbon copies of 300 when it wasn’t even that amazing in the first place?
The fuck was this Hercules trailer I just saw
Gravity was a crowning achievement in film that has never been done before and is likely to never happen again. Watch this movie. It is magic. It is wonder. It is inspiring. I cannot wait to see it again.
If you asked me to recommend one film to blow you away this year I would have to say Upstream Color. Or The Place Beyond The Pines. Both actually but Upstream is just the most outstandingly different film I’ve ever seen and I’m trying to formulate words to speak about it but they won’t even scratch the surface of how astonished I am right now.
"Her" is going to be huge. Huge.
I love how times have changed in the film world. Django Unchained was one of the most violent and graphic films I’ve seen in a while (I absolutely loved it and I love Quentin) but it was actually lauded by Hollywood and critics alike. High praise was gifted to the film and all involved and it really surprised me because of how graphic the entirety of the film was.
Then I start reading reviews for Only God Forgives and multiple critics said people left the theater because of the levels of violence and general darkness. Upon seeing it, I assumed I would be blown away by the places Refn wanted to take it. Granted, it was violent. It was very violent. However, it wasn’t even close to some of the films I’ve seen in recent years. Hell, in Drive a man’s head is caved in.
Why is it that this film is looked down upon for it? Is it because in Drive there was something the audience was familiar with? The cast was fairly popular in it and California is well known to most of the world but in this the entire setting feels alien to most American viewers. Is that what sets them apart? I’m so confused as to why some films are praised for their violence and others simply pushed away and disregarded. I believe Refn is a master at his craft and I’ve loved everything he’s done (besides Pusher, I haven’t gotten to see it yet).
Does anyone else have any thoughts on the matter?
So Only God Forgives is absolutely outstanding. I have no idea why critics are panning it unless everyone forgot how to think and prefers to be led by the hand through everything they watch now.
I can’t praise this film enough for the gorgeous visual display and the reserved but full force performances by everyone on the screen. Refn is a legend.
I finally watched Smashed and oh my god. I want to cry like a big stupid baby made of stupid feelings. That was beautiful. That was so powerful. I am in love with this film.
Was anyone else let down by the ending of Flight? I really enjoyed all of the performances and the aforementioned landing of the plane was almost as intense as every scene in Argo; almost. Everything was done really well. Pacing, cinematography (that shot at the start with the cocaine blew me away), everything was pretty great and it was a solid film overall.
Anyway, I was more than just a little let down by the ending of the film. Since this is an original piece and not based on a true story, surprisingly I know, I think they could have done more with it. Please tell me I’m not the only one that feels this way.
If you don’t think Argo deserved what it got you didn’t see it.
I got to watch this today, I was really surprised my little town got it. I was really impressed at how well Kathryn Bigelow told this story. It wasn’t ‘MERICA the movie. It wasn’t this blood-soaked revenge film. It wasn’t “liberal bias” as some might say. It was told by an onlooker that happens to be from the country that was wounded by the man the film circles around (and it does it so magnificently, but more on that later). This film was made as the final chapter in the War on Terror. I believe she wants this film to mark the end to a terrible era, whether it will or not.
The aspect that most impressed me was that Osama Bin Laden’s face isn’t plastered all over the film. This isn’t Inglorious Basterds in the Middle East. He’s portrayed just as he was—a ghost, an omniscient being that scheduled the killings of many, many people.
The climax of the film is just…absolutely-nail-tearing-intense. You already know what happens. You know what happens the entire time but this part, you’re absolutely sure of what happens—but you’re still at the edge of your seat wondering if it’s going to happen.
Zero Dark Thirty was filmed in such an enthralling way with a very solemn score that keeps the same steady rhythm throughout. While not being boring whatsoever on any front it keeps at this fast yet involved pace. At over two and a half hours, every scene is necessary. It doesn’t drag in anyway it isn’t supposed to. You see the monotony required in the search for Bin Laden. You can see it in the eyes of everyone involved but especially in Jessica Chastain’s, who most definitely deserves to win the award for Best Actress.
I’m going to end this review now with simply saying that if you’re interested in seeing an incredibly realistic action thriller that stays as true to the real story as possible, then please go see this film. I swear the run time seems a bit long but every second is necessary for the story to be told. I didn’t even notice it had been the run time when we walked out of the theater because I was entertained for every passing second. This is right up there with Argo and Lincoln for me, it’s just that good.