Romantic then tragic, hopeful then bittersweet, life, and the people who live, simply move on. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most renowned musicals in history for a reason, and the fact that every line of dialogue is sung can contribute to it. But most importantly it’s an intelligent, thoughtful, and gorgeous film in every aspect. I’m glad more people are taking about it now.
TITANE is the most shocking film of the year. Brutal, bold & wild with a pinch of grotesque beauty, it thrives in fiery madness heightened by a compelling emotional core. Ducournau cements herself as a true visionary, delivering an unforgettable experience that will linger in the minds of viewers for years to come
A landmark both of filmmaking and of on-screen representation in more ways than one, Paris Is Burning is a truly remarkable documentary — if not maybe even the greatest documentary ever made — that's equal parts infectiously joyful and achingly tragic, exploring the mid-to-late-80's ball culture and drag scene of New York and the Black, Latino, and LGBTQIAP+ communities that are a part of it in such a strikingly raw, intimate, and exciting way that it's impossible not to be hit hard by it.
The whisper of a siren,
The space between your mother’s fingers,
The life underneath,
The sight that you must turn away from.
The eternity of dreams,
The passion we so helplessly avoid,
The blood seeping elsewhere,
The darkness of a bright, summer day.
The madness that we conjure,
The aching of a tired heart,
The spirits which we pretend not to see,
Pretend not to hear.
Can you remember?
Directed, written and edited by Hu Bo. One of the most bleak and depressing films I ever laid my eyes on. Suffering depressed humans that simply want to escape reality that are stuck in this small world. I was emotionally drained for four hours. Feeling the rawness and emptiness of our characters captured by Fan Chao. An upsetting score by Hua Lun. Can’t believe what I just witnessed. A must watch for all of its 234 minute runtime.
The one and only picture that Chinese filmmaker Hu Bo ever made before passing away after its production was completed in 2017, An Elephant Sitting Still is a film that dissects itself to its core. The sky and atmosphere of the film is always blue-gray, as if the world the characters inhabit is purgatory itself. Actions, whether passive or active, are shown as inconsequential, as so nothing ever changes. Downward spiral is expected, and it’s either applauded or mocked depending on…
"What is praised today is abused tomorrow.
They will forget you, me, everything."
I am utterly incapable of writing a review for this film, so I am not even going to try. It would be a disservice to the film, and to Tarkovsky. This is what I like to refer to as biblical cinema; I don't mean that the film itself is religious - at times it is, though I would argue its themes are more spiritual than religious... what…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Inside Llewyn Davis is an unbelievably accurate study on loss and and loneliness in an individual that has aspirations big enough for anyone. What an amazing film. (Instant response).
The bleak nature of New York in the aftermath of both World Wars and the introduction of the Cold War is captured beautifully by the Coen brothers, and this perfectly mirrors the life struggles of Oscar Isaac's Llewyn Davis. Set aback indifferentially by the suicide of his musical partner and his best…
Fare Thee Well
there’s a reason this has remained my favourite film of all time for so long. I’ve never connected to a piece of media before unlike this. The Coen Brothers show life for those that have it down on their luck, what depression truly is like. It isn’t “sadness” it’s guilt, it’s sorrow with every passing day. Trying to run away from yourself.
It’s how Llewyn Davis cope’s with defeat. With each anchor in life comes a new challenge, something to get back up! Llewyn never becomes defeated, and that’s just something that changed my life, and made me cope with my depression.
The most painful feeling is knowing how accurate this film is. It makes me sick to my stomach that I know exactly how it feels.
It’s so accurate, that during one moment, I began to have my own breakdown because of my own experience, and forgot about the film.
This film is absolutely beautiful, and as a victim of gun violence, I never felt like it was glorifying or exploiting it. I never felt triggered or had a panic attack.…