Film reviewer/blogger: thelosthighwayhotel.com
Top 4 picked at random from faves and changed when I'm bored.
Wrote about this film and memory and dreams here: thelosthighwayhotel.com/2021/09/27/why-i-love-141-mayak-the-lighthouse/
Rhapsodic in its beauty, Lowery’s film risks seeming like a gilded lily. With his DP Andrew Droz Palermo and the many efforts of the production team, Lowery has created a work ensorcelled with its own aesthetic prowess. Be it the golden light of the Green Knight’s domain or the misty hills roamed by mysterious giants, The Green Knight is an exquisite feast for the eyes. It seems churlish to challenge a film on being too impressively rendered. One might argue,…
Glazer’s defiance in providing a more easily digestible entity is entirely fitting to the story being told and the mood being created. Under The Skin detaches the viewer from the identifiable shapes of conventional filmmaking, evoking an alien approach to such banal locations as shopping malls and roadside cafes. Watching the film is like discovering our trivial routines anew, from a removed perspective. This detachment may not suit all, but for those willing to succumb to the mysteries of what makes us human, there won’t be anything else like it – or to rival it – this year.
My full review is here: thelosthighwayhotel.com/2014/03/22/review-under-the-skin/