In our minds we wrestle with it all. Who we are. Who we were. Who we are becoming. The ever changing cycle of the world around us and the relationships contained therein. People’s expectations for us and ours for them. A multitude in a person and a person within a multitude.
We cannot escape the everything within. It calls out to our hearts and tells us that everywhere we look there is something not right, yet everywhere…
How do we process our memories? How do we wrestle with who our loved ones really are? How do we deal with revelations about our past? This film is an incredible example of this processing, wrestling, engaging with our past and the ones we spent it with.
With incredible, nuanced performances from Paul Mescal and 11-12 year old Frankie Corio as a father and daughter, Calum and Sophie, spending rare time together at a resort, this movie is a prime…
I’ll start with this: Halle Bailey actual is great as Ariel. She has a great voice and has a very expressive Disney Princess vibe.
Unfortunately that’s where the good about this film ends. Even Javier Bardem is phoning it in with a really strange, empty, emotionless performance. I felt like he might make Ariel call a coin flip to decide her fate.
Nothing makes this film a necessary addition. The extra songs are meh. Visually this film is oppressive and…
We love this movie, but we don’t know what we’re talking about. This childhood romance, fantasy-adventure is really everything we love about Wes Anderson. Complete with great child actors, a wonderfully self-contained storybook world, and dry humor with underlying emotional depth, this is just a delight of a film.
Check out my podcast series on Wes Anderson, including the episode on The Life Aquatic here: https://www.establishingshotpod.com/category/wes-anderson/
If I had all this, I would be kinder.
Or would you? Parasite is a movie that wants you to be on the “protagonist” family’s side but doesn’t at the same time. It is brilliantly written, crafted, shot, and acted. I have only ever seen one other Bong film, Snowpiercer, and loved it, but this film seems to be on another level. There is a lot to say about this film, and a lot of it has already been said.…
The worst part about having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t.
I’m not sure where to begin, so let’s start with what I didn’t like so that we can get on to the good stuff. I really wanted to be able to give this movie 4.5 or 5 stars but it just had too many flaws (in my opinion) for me to overlook. To name a few, there is the dumb flashback with…