RSS feed for Björk
  • Napoleon

    Napoleon

    ★★★★★

    This is the definitive Film Epic. In my opinion, every epic from Gone With The Wind to the 2012 Les Miserables takes after this movie. It's such a grandiose story to take on and yet Gance comes closer to capturing Napoleon's life than any film to come after. The camera work is just as ambitious. The movement of the camera is so fluid in capturing the action and the use of handheld shots is striking and adds a huge layer of depth to the atmosphere of certain scenes. It's engaging throughout and easily one of the greatest/most impressive movies of the 20s.

  • Spare the Rod

    Spare the Rod

    ★★

    I thought Disney had chilled out on making racist media by the mid 1950s, but this is pretty blatant, to the point that it's really hard to enjoy.

  • The Phantom Carriage

    The Phantom Carriage

    ★★★★½

    Slut.

  • Tale of Tales

    Tale of Tales

    ★★★★½

    Stunning animation. Not only so beautiful but it allows a freedom or abilities that other animation styles can't capture. Wonderful to watch and incredibly emotional.

  • The Damnation of Faust

    The Damnation of Faust

    ★★★★

    Kind of blows everything else from the 1890s out of the water.

  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★

    I feel like I'm stuck between a rock and hard place with my job and living situation, so I decided to throw this classic on because my situation reminded me of it. After rewatching this I can confirm that I'm much better off and don't have it that bad.

  • Manly Games

    Manly Games

    ★★★★

    Imagining what a live-action version of this would look like is horrifying.

  • On the Silver Globe

    On the Silver Globe

    ★★★★★

    This movie is so broken up between the production issues and the insanity of the script. I swear, I don't understand anything anyone says a half-hour in, it's pure rambling poetry. But the same go for the imagery and scenes. The entire film is a fury of expression. It's so incredibly beautiful and stays at 100% from start to finish.

  • Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion

    Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion

    ★★★½

    Ms. Scorpion, the Lady Boss.

  • On the Silver Globe

    On the Silver Globe

    ★★★★★

    This is a masterpiece. The cinematography, acting, sets, themes, and the visionary level of style are all incredible and makes this stand out against anything from its time. But the real magic of this movie for me, is how when watching this it's less of a movie experience in and of itself as a film, and it's more about us the audience watching it. It's like we are part of this, and hearing Żuławski describe the movie scenes and talk…

  • The Room

    The Room

    ½

    There are movies that require a lot of mental energy because of how intellectual they are, and then there's this movie which is so nonsensical and ridiculous that it's exhausting to make it from the start to the end. For the most part it comes off as nothing more than a bad movie but then Tommy comes on screen like a tornado and every single line and action is otherworldly and needs an incredible amount of concentration to try to figure out what is happening. What an amazing movie.

  • Grim

    Grim

    ★★★★½

    I've never felt so much dread