you don't make pictures for oscars
I'm trying to find the perfect words to describe how incredible this film is, but I am left speechless.
Spike Lee creates an atmosphere that is filled with pride, tension, heritage and cruelty. He depicts each of these things in such a detailed manner, and shows us the history of racism to present day. He has always managed to incorporate as many video components as he can, which makes his films seem like a documentary.
Possibly the most intriguing aspect…
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a completely different pace for Quentin Tarantino and it's one of his best pieces yet.
As he always does, he sets the tone of the film using Rick Dalton's (Leonardo DiCaprio) footage from his western television show. He instantly transports us to that era and took the audience on a journey.
Normally his runtimes feel dragged out BUT the reason this film kept you engaged was the preconceived expectation of the Manson murders.…
The film begins with paintings as the credits roll, and there’s an instant familiarity with the artistic side of Guadagnino. Without doing much, he sets many locations for Maren and Russell acts like she is an outcast at this school. She wants to make friends, but she doesn’t understand her urges. When Maren goes to a sleepover (without her father knowing), she gets close to one of the girls. She asks about her past, but Maren is detached; her mind…
Like all Gunn projects, the soundtrack is one of the most important aspects. He does handpick some of the best-hidden gems that will pull on memory for audiences. From the opening credits, the songs set the tone for the rest of the film, and they kick in at the right moment. Mantis and Drax are front and centre in this special presentation, and it was nice to see them go on the journey for Kevin Bacon. They have become a…
The one thing that really stood out was the cinematography. The visuals were strong and the camerawork surprised me at times. There was a fluidity in the movements, especially when framing Anna Fox and her descent into madness. The camera movements were sharp with every single sound that she heard. There was a distinct colour palette to show her loneliness and seclusion versus her actual reality within the apartment. It’s very subtle and you won’t clue in until the third…