dismal with a tiny, little splash of pathetic
I first saw the movie poster for Amélie back when I was ten years old. I remember because it terrified me- I used to have nightmares just from looking at the woman's smiling face.
Well, eight years later, I finally got the chance to watch the film, and it wasn't exactly what my ten-year-old self expected to be.
Paris has always been beautiful to me, but director Jean-Pierre Jeunet made it even more beautiful in my eyes.
And that, my friends, is what we call acting.
One thing that I love about Isabelle Huppert is how masterfully she registers her emotions. Whatever the scene demands from her, she is able to deliver with precision- and amazingly, sometimes her eyes alone can do the job.
Watching The Piano Teacher proved to be both demanding and challenging. There are shocking images from this film that will definitely stick in my mind for some time.
Nevertheless, with the daring Michael…
I remember reading a theory somewhere that this was Spike Jonze's response to his ex-wife Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation. If that were true, Jonze came up with a heartrending one.
I have to admit- the story line seemed ridiculous to me at first, but the film actually succeeds in making the computer-human love affair seem natural. A bruised and beautifully layered piece of storytelling, Her felt endearingly familiar to me, and I'd lie if I said I did not…