The more I see from Richard Linklater, the more I think he’s one of my favourite filmmakers. This is an 80 minute film set in a single location about people talking and yet it’s captivating.
Stellar cast, outstanding cinematography, and amazing production design and use of mise-en-scene (Unsurprising given it’s Guillermo) it does however drag, particularly towards the middle, and there’s at least 20 minutes worth of screentime that could have been cut. It’s no Pan’s Labyrinth, or even The Shape of Water, but it’s definitely worth a watch.
It's amazing when you watch an older film like Tokyo Story, one praised to the point where it's got a 100% certified rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and yet, it still holds up remarkably.
It's a very slow and patient film definitely, with certain scenes being enacted and plot points revealed purely through dialogue. It's not a classic film in the tradition of The Wizard Of Oz where there's something for everyone to enjoy. It's an unconventional watch, yet a rewarding…
Orson Welles's 1941 masterpiece Citizen Kane is a monumental film, one where just the sheer idea of talking about it is daunting. It's
a film measured by great importance, constantly argued as being the greatest motion picture ever made. Weather you agree or disagree with this, it's undeniable how impactful Welles's feature directing debut has been on cinema since it's initial release.
The title alone has almost become a phrase in itself, essentially used as an alternative way of calling…