If I wanted realism, I'd just live it. Give me the surreal, the fantastical... what film alone can offer.
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Honestly, I’m not sure whether this is a 4.5 or a 5, because there’s something odd about this movie. Something that almost seems like a downside, but I think is instrumental in Star Wars’ success as a franchise. That is: this movie feels almost like a filler tv episode.
There’s not really a narrative drive. People always talk about how big a deal it is that the good guys don’t win in this, but every second of this movie is…
Secret Cinema Pick
For what has seemed like an eternity now, I’ve been feeling that film was dead. All enjoyment of the medium was gone, every movie I watched getting at best a passive “it was okay” and a checkmark off my ever growing watchlist. But then the spark came back. Satoshi Kon came back. The love had returned.
Anyone who knows me knows that I have a general aversion to anime; anime film tends to go a little better,…
At this point, I had totally lost any sense of place and time and could barely remember anything about anything I watched, which does a MASSIVE disservice to this film, since it will be awhile before I will actually be able to put together what it means (if I even get to see it again). Is it even the best film I saw? WHO KNOWS? I just remember feeling pretty high on this in the moment, and that feeling… reverberates.
Wish I liked this more, just like Climax. Stylistically great, but I also think that may take away from the emotion of the piece? The strongest elements are the intro title cards (as if Noé could ever do that poorly) and a montage at the end that feels so cold that you leave the film unsettled, even if you’ve kinda lost the feeling prior.
I don’t usually use reviews to talk about all of an artist’s outside work, but I’m going to here. This short definitely deserves its five stars, but I think Joe Pera and his work as a whole needs to be examined, this short just being the epitome of it all.
In many ways, I sometimes feel like I connect better to TV than movies. There aren’t that many shows I keep up with, but when I do, I just absorb…
Dictionary.com Definition of a Cat: a small domesticated carnivore, Felis domestica or F. catus, bred in a number of varieties.
”A cat is not a dog.”- Old Deuteronomy
”A cat is not a dog.” The most quoted, often derided line in Cats. One that intrigued me from the first reviews I read from the movie. A line that sounds spectacularly dumb. But... what if it was actually the key to unlocking this whole thing? What if cats is actually a very…