It doesn’t really take a genius to identify two defining aspects of Noah Baumbach’s filmmaking career. He has been consistently drawing from autobiographical experiences, the most prominent, direct and discussed ad nauseam example of which would be his parents’ divorce in The Squid And The Whale. Though, it has to be noted that within the landscape of these inspirations he has repeatedly revisited the theme of a family (or a relationship) in crisis in Margot At The Wedding, While We’re…
Besides the film’s obvious overall quality, there are at least three major reasons why anyone trying to understand and contextualize Quentin Tarantino’s work should take a good look at True Romance.
First of all, one has to consider how much of a milestone in Tarantino’s career this film was. Even though it was released in 1993, a year after his directorial debut Reservoir Dogs, it was his first ever script and at the same time the most autobiographical of all…
Every single idiot hoping for a zombie apocalypse 'because it will be so cool' should be assigned to have a sit-down with "The road". Brutal, gritty, dull and depressingly sad, this film is probably the closest to what would actually happen in the event of shit hitting the proverbial fan. (Edit: though it has nothing to do with zombies, but a planet dying in a mysterious but straightforward fashion). It's never an easy watch and it does kick you in the stomach more than once, but it is simply a masterpiece.
Incidentally, Seven Years In Tibet should be analysed as a marvel of cinematic manipulation of time because sitting through its two-hour running time actually felt as though I was spending the titular seven years in Tibet. But I wasn't alone. I was accompanied by Brad Pitt's poorly researched German accent that came and went as it pleased, an unengaging narrative and an atmosphere of reverential respect to the subject matter whose origins I cannot explain.
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