Cría cuervos is honestly one of the most beautiful films that I’ve ever seen, and after revisiting it (this time in 35mm), I can easily say it’s a top 10 movie for me. It’s an incredibly moving childhood story about grief, readjusting to new environments, and an obsession with death. Children don’t typically think about death at such an early age, but it is sort of forced upon the central girl character, Ana, who witnessed the incredible pain her mother…
Bleak Week: Cinema of Despair (Year 2), Film #4
Q&A w/ Béla Tarr
When the moderator turned the questions over to the audience, I managed to get my hand up.
“What do you see when you look out your window?” I asked Béla.
For context, there are several movies of his, including Damnation, where his characters gaze out of windows for long durations. He films his characters spectating the world, even if what they’re looking at is not very interesting.…
Man, I’d hate for the doctor to tell me I’m not the coolest person at parties.
If you like Ruben Östlund's work, then I'm fairly confident this film is for you. So much stress, but it's the kind of stress that will make you laugh. There are so many shocking behavioral traits from the central character, too. Her sole mission is self-destruction as a way to be seen, and basically everyone around her is a walking mirror... figuratively speaking, of…
I'm between a 4 and a 4.5. It's likely to go up to a 4.5 the more I think about it or upon rewatch. As a film that is both intellectually and emotionally engaging, Kore-eda's Monster is something I could see myself returning to many times. That's because the beauty of the film is everywhere. It's in the images. It's in the overgrowth - the stillness of nature. It's in the score. It's in the connection between two human beings.…
I’m one of the few people who didn’t think this was funny. Maybe one or two chuckles, but that’s it. Everyone else in the theater was having a good time, though. I think this film relies too much on humor that it forgets about other aspects, like story and logic. And if the humor doesn't work for you, then you will most likely lose interest very quickly. Despite its frenetic pacing and good performances, the film ended up being way too silly for me to buy into it.
“Giving men sex is a way of unlocking their love potential.”
Do I even need the quotations? I think it’s public knowledge.
I need to watch more films from Oscilloscope, especially their weird stuff which I think I prefer over the “cram it in your face” type of weird that we’ve been getting from A24 lately. Anyway, this was a lot of fun. I really LOVE the feel of this film. There are a lot of films that try to…