I'm really happy I chose to stick this one through, because for the first 45 minutes or so, I was bored out of my mind. Once the main character went on his first contract though, I was hooked for the rest. Dennis Hopper and Bruno Ganz play their parts BEAUTIFULLY and in typical Wenders fashion, every single shot is put together remarkably well. It has a slow start, but the payoff is well worth it. Wendy don't miss.
My second Wenders. Good lord, this is so beautiful. Everything is so perfect I don't even want to try to put it in words. I'll tell you what I will put into words though: the soundtrack. There's Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tuxedomoon, and Laurie Anderson all on the soundtrack of this movie. The main character literally goes to a Nick Cave concert. It's just a little extra spice added into what was already a fantastic movie that just makes me love it more tbh. Can't wait to go further into his filmography.
Budget for Paul Schrader's Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters - $5 million
Budget for M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit - $5 million
This says a lot about our society.
There is just so much to love about this movie. It's well-structured, incredibly well-written, has a fantastic score, and it's probably the most beautiful film I've ever seen. In the first three chapters, I loved the way the narrative switched between the colorful, captivating story sequences and the drab real-life events that inspired them. Such a fantastic ending, too. Definitely a new personal favorite of mine.
The Road to El Dorado: Deleted Scenes
A beautiful display of how selfishness and arrogance can destroy any semblance of organization. Very well-written and well-acted small scale movie with a fantastic score by Popol Vuh to boot. Just a real solid one all around. FUCK imperialism.