pablocatepetl has written 30 reviews for films with no rating.

  • Free Birds

    Free Birds

    Saw that this movie was playing on Telemundo, and I had completely forgotten that it contains one of the funniest, most clever dialogue exchanges ever written for a film:

    Owen Wilson Turkey: Do you know what ‘hypothetical’ means?

    Amy Poehler Turkey: No, but I can imagine a scenario where I might.

  • A Film Unfinished

    A Film Unfinished

    This documentary concerns the story about the incomplete nazi propaganda film, Warsaw Ghetto. I remember reading about it years ago in Film as a Subversive Art, and feeling deeply disturbed for many years afterward, just by the short paragraph in which Vogel briefly summarizes the film’s horrific content. This documentary unflinchingly shows everything the Nazis tried to bury, all the faces of agony, hunger, humiliation, and oppression. It features interviews with survivors, the pained letters of one of the ghetto’s Jewish leaders,…

  • Sonata for Hitler

    Sonata for Hitler

    An uncanny, unsettling work of political montage. It begins with a shot of a spinning globe in the shape of a cube, reminiscent of the bizarro world from the Superman comics. Then, images of Hitler screaming and shouting during his rallies, as a vast crowd of Germans wave and chant in a frenzy. Underneath these images, an ironic piece of classical flute music pulls the viewer further into a nightmarish state of mind. Spliced between, images of a frightened young…

  • Kino-Pravda No. 4

    Kino-Pravda No. 4

    In today’s episode: feed the needy.

    The content in these artifacts is getting pretty repetitive at this point.

  • Kino-Pravda No. 3

    Kino-Pravda No. 3

    The people in the courtroom scenes look like bad guys from a Tin-Tin comic

  • Kino-Pravda No. 2

    Kino-Pravda No. 2

    Sometimes you need to sit back and think about how thrilling a crowd shot truly is. All those many individual lives, personalities and souls  framed in a single moving image. Walking about, just being humans. Very cool to see that in old clips. I believe that that is half the reason why that one 3 second French film with all the people leaving the factory is so exciting to watch. The other reason, of course, is that it‘s the first film ever.

  • Kino-Pravda No. 1

    Kino-Pravda No. 1

    A fun little mental activity I’ve been working on lately has been watching old films and trying to imagine what these scenes would’ve looked and felt like actually being there and shooting them, without the filtration of antiquated equipment and deteriorated film stock. Doing it with this early piece from Dziga Vertov is especially interesting. Vertov was a confrontational filmmaker, one who did not shy away from displaying the harsh realities of life. You see the way he captures and…

  • Frozen II

    Frozen II

    Dang I literally just came out of the theatre from this and I already forgot what happened in the movie.

  • Fox Terriers and Rats

    Fox Terriers and Rats

    Kinda fascinating actually.

  • Klute

    Klute

    A movie with a powerful, compelling and seductive atmosphere that stands as a truly evocative time capsule of that seedy, gritty, and unpredictable era that was the 70s. Great performances from Sutherland and Fonda, with Roy Schreider making an especially memorable impression with the versatile look in his eyes. Gordon Willis’ dark, observant cinematography is also at great work here to entrench the viewer into the various high-class, low-class lifestyles that are explored. David Fincher has cited this as one…

  • Dirty Work

    Dirty Work

    Sooo hilarious!! I wish Norm was in more movies.

  • Chasing Amy

    Chasing Amy

    Sensitive and complex portrayals of modern romance, with typical Kevin Smith levity and crassness. Very sweet and emotional at times, but not always successful, in terms of tone and pace.