Raimi against the machine, and Raimi... wins!? People are talking about the horror imagery, but we can probably thank him as well for a decent third act with some actual human stakes. Olsen MVP.
The Matrix Resurrections 2021
Stories as means to liberate or imprison us.
If you are going to make one long infodump movie, follow Lana's example and make it as fun, funny, romantic and mesmerizing (with some of the best acting in series) as this one.
Bunny Lake Is Missing 1965
What is the difference between looking and seeing? A child is missing, but no one can find out what happened to her and her mother can’t even prove the little girl exists at all. Preminger’s camera follows the characters in a somewhat similar fashion to Van Sant's films like Elephant, as they explore the spaces where the little girl supposedly disappeared. Ironically, Preminger's seemingly objective mise en scène only expresses the fallibility of objectivity and trusting (superficial) facts and appearances.…
Resident Evil: Retribution 2012
Mindless videogame characters fight to death other mindless enemies and inevitably rise up against the game designer. Their battlefield is a underground facility that resembles a lot like a movie studio. PWSA creates a spectacle of over the top moments, colors, new worlds and experiences. He uses artificial images, spaces, and takes then to nihilistic levels. However, he also understands their ominous implications. Everything here is interchangeable and expendable: places, bodies, people, family, identities. "It's just like a camera. Point and shoot." Sublime.