David Blakeslee

David Blakeslee Pro

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Koyaanisqatsi
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Recent activity

  • Barbie

  • Moonage Daydream

  • The Boss

  • Grave of the Fireflies

Recent reviews

  • Love Meetings

    Love Meetings

    Just about every interview that Pasolini conducts in this film features a speaker in the center of the frame and somewhere around 7-9 faces crammed in and gazing in on the exchange. Like, everyone is in such close proximity, often with arms around each other, seemingly drawn into the situation due to the novelty or perhaps Pasolini's celebrity status. It makes for a much better viewing experience, to see the faces reacting to whatever the interviewee has to say, and…

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water

    What is the meaning of Avatar 2? It's about everything, basically. Fathers must protect their families, and moms need to be ready to back up if the dad falters, as he inevitably will. Don't kill whales just for the rare chemicals we can extract from their bodies. Welcome others into your society even if they don't share your customs or physical characteristics. Commune with nature, be still and breathe deeply. If you feel like a misfit in your present situation,…

Popular reviews

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    Watched it all the way through for the first time with my 4 1/2 year old granddaughter snuggled on my lap the whole time and singing along with all the songs. I don't expect that any subsequent rewatch will ever top this experience.

  • Interstellar



    I'm happy to give this film my highest rating, simply on the power of the experience it provided for me and the group I saw it with earlier this evening. I was accompanied by two of my sons, a daughter-in-law, a niece and her husband, all young adults . We all went into the film eager to see what Christopher Nolan had in store, and of the six of us, I was probably the most informed about what to expect.…