A subtle, gritty, and lyrical debut from Lynne Ramsay. The uncertainty and disquiet of childhood resides in our protagonist and the life he has amidst the garbarge strike of Glasgow in the 1970's. Dealing with the guilt over the accidental death of a friend in the canal, he sees the ugliness that resides in everyone else around him as events progress. We feel bad for him, wish for him something better. The moments he spends at the newer housing complexes…
A haunting masterpiece, Ratcatcher is bitter in a way that bruises souls, but the fact it brushes beauty makes it all so worthwhile. Lynne Ramsay is always a director of details, and among the dirt and shit-stained surroundings, she captures childhood, squalor, and life as micro-occurances. Her cinema is inductive, creating a fully rounded picture with so little being explicit. The world she builds feels lived in and recognisable. There's a few surreal sequences but they're shot no different from…
Kore-eda is back and how!
The all-star cast of the likes of Song Kang-ho, IU,Bae Doo-na, Lee Joo-young and Gang Dong-won were all incredible throughout
Looking at a crisis like baby abandonment non-judgementally neither sermonizing the viewers and instead humanizing the people involved in such work,the deeply empathetical touch that Kore-eda is know for works wonders here,
and such a heartbreaking place to end the film of,even if one sees it coming halfway through.
So much of the last stretch happens off-screen,cannot wait to rewatch it more to grasp it all down.
I can see why people love it and I can see why people hate it…
The most difficult thing in a multistarrer is to give each actor the same importance, which is something that works out here really well.
Even when it comes to the casting of the side characters and their importance it’s managed greatly.
Sure there are some issues…the CGI was bad at some places…especially the blood spat and OMG the kid 😐
It’s defo not boring and yea…also we finally got a movie where the robocam was used properly and satisfactorily.
Hirokazu koreeda starts his film with fragmentation, it takes atleast a good 30 minutes make all these fragments get in singular with the main frame. This has been a structure we see in films that project honest mode in filmmaking, which go with undertone storytelling where nothing goes out loud. What made broker be a good movie here is the character staging and subtle motions.
The story stays as subtle to the motives of the characters as possible, the movements…
Everyone including me: Dune's score is a masterpiece!
*cuts to Hans Zimmer recording an empty can of peaches falling down some stairs*
I forgot to log this in when I watched it for the third time after seeing the Oscar nominations for this year. And I just wanted to say Yay for Villeneuve and his team and the 10 nominations! But I'd honestly prefer if it had only 2 or 3 with him as best director. If there…
All right, so I’m going to start this by setting up a few points here: I love Robert Eggers other films, and I also love Norse mythology. So those 2 aspects should be enough reason for me to be really excited for the release of The Northman. And I was but for one reason or another I couldn’t see it in theaters so I had to wait a bit longer. Now that I’ve finally seen it, I have to say…
Once in a blue moon films like Everything Everywhere at Once come out. It’s a super rare sight for sore eyes to see such creativity come to life on a screen. Creativity that pays homage to many other works such as The Matrix, Hong Kong martial arts films and... Wong Kar-wai? Oh yeah, that was the icing on the cake for me.
You would think that many borrowed elements and ideas would make this a complete mess, but it’s the…
It took me a long time to gain the proper courage to watch this rather intimidating 3 hour film about grief. But at long last, with some very interesting characters to follow, a tight script with powerful monologues and a story perfectly paced, this was far from the slow-burn I was anticipating.
It's always engaging, always interesting, and very emotional and powerful.
I'm a big fan of Alex Garland's other films, Ex Machina being one of my favourite sci-fi of the decade, so it is with a heavy heart that I say... No... just No!
But surprisingly I really enjoyed what most people would call the "boring" part of the film, with some beautiful cinematography and landscapes, plus Jessie Buckley stunning performance! Then again, when does she not deliver on that? Garland's direction was also pretty good. The problem starts when the…
Holy crap what an experience this is. Apart from the fact that the central speakers were busted and the dialogue sounded like they were coming from an old radio, everything was great.
I'm not giving it a perfect score though. But a second watch could change that soon. I'll write something more by then.