I don't know what to say about this. The music is strangely nostalgic, as in I feel like I heard it as a child, although I have never seen this to my knowledge, and my parents would never have let me watch this. Surprising sexual innuendo, not a lot of subtlety in that regard, also the animation style is based upon a crude version of the world and the human form. The sound design is pretty good, although it is…
This film was the result of an internet mystery, which is how I ended up finding it. Butcher's Hook may or may not be what u/deaduser00 was looking for, but nevertheless I think it's an interesting surrealist short.
Sound design and music is really where Butcher's Hook shines. It does an effective job at creating a disturbing surreal atmosphere. Where the short fails is in its excessive use of slow motion. The slow motion slowed down the pace in a meaningless way, really hurt the film.
Overall though, I recommend watching Butcher's Hook. Lots of really awesome surrealist horror ideas in there. Give it a peep!
Akira was... interesting.
I'll be honest, this was difficult to rate. It has many great elements, some elements, but there's a lot to process, probably too much for me to rate it accurately.
The film handles scale, destruction, and movement extremely well. It sets up a cyberpunk world in the vein of Blade Runner and lets its characters demolish it fantastically. It is an intense visual experience. I think that's really the strength of Akira, and anime as a whole.…
Aguirre: The Wrath of God is a triumph for Werner Herzog. It follows a group of conquistadors as they descend into the depths of the Amazon, which is to say that they descend into the depths of insanity. I want to use this review to talk about two elements of the film which make it work so well: the cinematography and Kinski's performance.
As Roger Ebert noted, Herzog has a brilliant…