Aftersun is a moving film about a girl reminiscing on a holiday to Turkey taken with her estranged father 20 years prior. The use of music is terrific, the two central performances are very touchingly delivered (Paul Mescal and the young Frankie Corio). The fact this is Charlotte Wells' debut feature is nothing more than astonishing. She delivers massive assurance and confidence in direction, which pushes the narrative forward very tenderly as the girl (Sophie) tries to reconcile her relationship…
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths 2022
BARDO is undoubtedly Inarritu's most ambitious film yet, this film feels - and is - HUGE. It's an incredible homage to the country Mexico. Bardo is not autobiographical, but, like any expression of art, it is a reflection of the author. In this case the conventions are dissolved to release something deeper, because when an artist exposes himself without barriers, delivering and exploring entirely the duality of self and things, that is when he can deliver something truly special. That…
The Tree of Life 2011
"Someday, we'll fall down and weep, and we'll understand it all. All things."
Terrence Malick's spiritual epic The Tree of Life is one of the most ambitious films of all-time. The film explores the deepest questions about the origins of life and the creation of the universe, but it's also centered on an intimate coming-of-age story of a young boy's defining childhood influences.This is the journey of the film, from the beginning of time to one man’s life, a life…
Barry Lyndon 1975
"It was in the reign of George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarreled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor they are all equal now. "