“Some days he’s normal, some days not. Just like the rest of us.”
Ingmar Bergman has many masterpieces, but Fanny and Alexander is his magnum opus. Elegantly drawn out as a TV miniseries (which is the only way to watch this film, as each detail is essential to the overall plot and themes of the film), this highly-personal fairy tale set in a highly realistic setting provides Bergman the opportunity to both explore previous thematic and philosophical ideas with more subtlety and maturity and cathartically flesh out his own upbringing near the end…
The VISUALS. God this movie looks incredible. This story was made for the 80s. In general medieval fantasy stories must have real sets and grungy vibes. Glossy cgi just doesn’t work. Great example of a film being a product of its time in a way that makes it work.
The story is nonsensical, it moves way too fast, the actors are awful but Boorman weaves you through Arthurian legend through SICK SHOTS. Loved it.
A stunning avant-garde wuxia film that takes Wong Kar Wai out of the city and into the desert. Definitely hard to follow but the images (if reconstructed poorly, how does a 90s film get lost?) are gorgeous and Wong really gets a lot of emotion and introspection out of the shifting stories and relationships. The theme of the swordsman not finding an honorable or satisfying place in the world is transposed on more relatable situations like unrequited love, familial loss, and physical ailment. An underrated gem
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Got to see a pre-screening so pumped about that!
So Matt Reeves, like Todd Phillips before him, has a lot to prove making a DCEU film. He’s certainly up for the task, finely directing the last two installments of a Planet of the Apes franchise reboot and quite obviously loving film. He loves Se7en, and Friedkin car chases, Zodiac, and The Dark Knight. He loves shooting on film (or, at least, the appearance of it), and location shooting, and…
I survived Hurricane Ian and Blonde on the same day, September 28, 2022.
I think Dominick didn’t have much respect for Monroe but rather was intrigued by her life. Makes for a masturbatory rather than introspective film.
If de Armas said daddy one more time I was going to punch a hole through my TV.