Posts tagged Film
Posts tagged Film
Wow, that was surprising. I’m in love with everything about this movie. It’s so refreshing even though it’s not a super original idea. Which is exactly what I needed. Everything that came out this year was hyperbolic or just extreme in some sense or another (graphic even). I needed this simplicity. This piece of life. Perfectly captured in black and white. Watch it please.
I honestly think my top five films from last year are in order as follows:
The Place Beyond The Pines
The Act of Killing
The Wolf of Wall Street
What were yours?
Don’t get me wrong, I love Ron Howard, he’s a great guy. But I think Rush lacks the raw intensity that another director like Michael Mann would bring to the film. There’s nothing here we haven’t seen before I guess. Idk. For such a dangerous sport, the film seems rather tame.
I’m sitting here in awe watching The Act of Killing. The people that made this had to just keep pinching themselves because the things these men are saying—it’s just unbelievable.
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.