Castello Cavalcanti is a short film with an undeniable Wes Anderson stamp on it - from the right panning shots to the quirky dialogue and color combination. Though this short felt like a Prada commercial, Anderson owned the entire production thru his distinctive creativity.
The Virgin Suicides book is my favorite book of all time, so I was eager to watch the film, but at the same afraid that Sofia Coppola will butcher it.
But The Virgin Suicide is a melancholic, sometimes even haunting, tribute to the Lisbon girls. It managed to stretch the air of mystery the whole film with smart use of camera shots. The dialogue is crisp and truthful, and the transitions are seamless. Copolla’s effective storytelling captured the book’s soul…
The Danish Girl probably didn't age well with all the negative reviews here, but hear me out - while this movie may be biologically inaccurate, it showed how far we've come since the 1930s. If Lili Elbe experienced cruelty and discrimination, its because homosexuality was heavily fawned upon then. If The Danish Girl repeatedly misgendered Lili, its because she was misgendered in her days. This is a sad reality we can't just paint clean to reflect our truths today.
Wow. I'm shocked Letterboxd hates Belfast.
This fusion of family comedy-drama and coming of age story by director Kenneth Branagh is rich with deeply sentimental performances from a great cast and a vibrant world building based on a child's eye. The one liners hit when it needs and the dramatic tidbits connects effortlessly. And the music - perfection! Almost all the sound choices fit the sequences it was used on. Belfast is immersive, old fashioned and affectionate, and for viewers…