"As far back as I can remenber, I've always wanted to be a filmaker!"
It caught my attention recently something I’ve always had the suspicion, especially in regards to beloved acclaimed old classics, or more specifically the kind that are proclaimed as such in the last few decades or so getting trashed as overhyped / overestimated etc. from cultural context or for genre historical staple, or both.
In Brazil for instance we got City of God as of recent years getting trash left and right because no one has a clue how to define…
How do You Live?!
After The Wind Rises had already served like a perfect career epitaph for Hayao Miyazaki’s entire body of work, he seemed more than ready to rest and part ways from this world of imagination that he helped establish during the span of three decades and forever impacted animation as a cinematic art form. Delivered in the form of a farewell that acted for his own craft in what many saw it as his most autobiographical work…
The Beautiful farce known as Legacy
Gone are the days to expect a new Christopher Nolan movie with high anticipation, awaiting for yet another wave of inevitable praise to what undoubtedly will be yet another undisputed mind-bending masterpiece.
Many are the reasons for such, the more obvious being the world now coming to admit how unquestionably overhyped Nolan often got, or maybe how bolder he began to vary ever since Interstellar onwards (and for the arguable better), or how all…
“The best DC/Superhero movie since <The Dark Knight” – has already become a scratchy refrain that “expert critics” have already turned into a mold to copy with each new DC release that goes against everything that went “wrong” in the last years of tenure at Warner and their miserable attempts to match Marvel in building their own shared universe.
While in the midst of all this, with studios increasingly concerned with just leveraging franchises – and while this film is…