Has anyone tried watching Training Day recently? Ooof
An essential classic I can finally say I've seen, and Frederick Wiseman's worst nightmare.
It's fascinating in its own right, but also amazing how influential you can argue it is. You could trace the origins of many Adult Swim and similar type shows/humor back to Grey Gardens. What came before this?
And while it may not be on the same level as Salesman (not many films are), it's still great. In Transit is the only other Maysles film I've seen, but it is now that much clearer that I need to see more.
Let's be real, this is more a work of art than anything some old French or Italian dude painted a bunch of years ago. You don't have to watch any other movie to know that this is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made. One of the best movies, period. Amazing shot after amazing shot, through the entire film. It only takes you about five minutes into the movie to realize you are watching something truly amazing, and Kubrick doesn't disappoint.…
This is a very powerful movie, led by a strong lead performance by Peter Mullan. He stars as Joseph, a rageful and violent man who is starting to see his own flaws but can't seem to change. He meets a woman, Hannah, and the movie documents a transitioning time in both their lives.
I kind of put off watching this; these intense emotionally painful movies are not what I'm usually in the mood to watch, but this wasn't as hard…