I'm a guy who gets psyched at the thought of an increase in documentaries with no narration or dialogue. Mostly nature subjects like Seasons or Océans (which both are lacking only for their use of narration, even if it is sparingly so) or more high concept meditative ones like what Ron Fricke makes, but films like this - The Old Man in the Cabin - proves that you can show an entire way of living without uttering a single word.…
The mask on the poster and in the film is a Hannya mask, used in certain Japanese theatre. While the name comes from the word for “wise” it’s not referring to the mask itself, but supposedly to the artist who made it. Focusing on the wisdom needed to perfect the design.
The mask is used to portray women who have become demons due to jealousy, but there’s so much more depth than just some troll with horns. Look at it…
The most prominent comparison I've seen on here for Mid90s is Skate Kitchen, which apparently features a similar story and setting. But what this movie does is more in line with something like Moodysson's Together than anything with the same plot elements.
These films portray a certain sub culture, and tries very hard to capture any essential emotion lying underneath. You have this overarching theme of emotions and longings being pushed down for the culture to survive. Eventually the feelings catch up to us and we're forced to face growing up.
This is one of the good ones in this category, I think.
Mary Shelley was a complex woman. She was interesting and had strong opinions and believed in her values. This is not Mary Shelley, and frankly, I'm sick and tired of these fairytale versions of actual people and events.
Do these people think that we, the audience, can't connect with, and empathize with a person with complicated, real emotions? Do they think we can't understand the sometimes differing moral values of a person from a different time?
Mary Shelley and her…
Breaking the Waves is great, and I think Dogville is great, but Dancer In the Dark is the greatest of them all.
Full, realistic performances, caught only by a living camera capturing as if everything just happens? Yea, it's better than ever.
Highly choreographed dance numbers with actual creative music that doesn't only include predictive chord progressions like most musicals? Check.
Wow this movie has everything! I don't even remember the last time something made me feel anything. How someone…