The Double Life of Dustin Hoffman
Fritz Lang's 1931 classic M is an amalgamation between the German Expressionist movement and old-fashioned Hollywood noir.
The take-off of the story was anchored pretty slowly at the beginning. It didn't introduce the nature of its suspenseful crime opera pronto, but the reputation of the hunted serial killer foremost. We witnessed these people in the city -- the polices, the underworld gang, and most importantly the citizens -- that all are haunted by paranoia, anxiety, and grief caused by the…
As far as my movie-watching venture has gone, and my director exploration has progressed, Mike Mills is one of my favorite contemporary filmmakers. He has one of the most unique voice in the film medium I think, and he doesn't complicate his films and his stories, yet, he simplifies them but still fill them with so much energy of humanism and life as a whole. When I heard he's going to make a film with Joaquin Phoenix, I obviously jumped…
Time heals all wounds; a phrase that has been quoted many times, especially when someone or ourselves is faced with unwanted tragedies, heartbreaks, and loss. Time heals all wounds; a denial for us as people to overlook our own pain and suffer in hope for everything to get better on its own. But nothing gets better on its own. We need to do something. We need to look at our pain, confront it, and acknowledge its true existence. It might…