While I think it would be fair to say that I have been a fan of Lars von Trier's films since I first saw 'Antichrist' roughly 9 years ago ('Dogville' and 'Dancer in the Dark' being two of my favourite films), I can certainly understand the opinions of those who outright can't stand his work [or him as a person]. While I personally find the word "pretentious" to be a word far too casually thrown around without justification, to the…
A revenge tale told in reverse, Irreversible is structured in an incredibly effective and planned out manner. While each scene is played in reverse chronological order, the film still cleverly pulls off its dizzying and creative camerawork in such a way that it creates a very fluid motion between scenes. While it is clear that this film is not shot in one take, the dreamlike nature of the visuals and the audio do a fantastic job at creating such an…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A few alternate titles for 'Unhinged':
'Makin' Movies, Makin' Songs and Fightin' 'round the Road!'
'Unhinged: Russel goes Off-Crowe-ding'
'My Name is Glutenous Maximus, Father to... No One, Husband to a Murdered Wife... that was my bad though.'
'... And I'm Javert, Don't Honk Your Horn at Me'.
So yeah... I was surprised a film with such a dumb premise actually wound up being as damned entertaining, effective and actually good as this. There were plenty of subtle and effective…
When I was a teenager, 'Ichi the Killer' was my bread and butter. I had never seen anything like it at all, and I loved just how bizarre, excessive and gruesome it was and ended up developing a keen interest in director Takashi Miike, despite only pushing this keen interest toward films such as 'Audition' and 'Imprint' until recently. Though at the time, I found this film extremely unique and entertaining, I never really saw any semblance of meaning or…
The brilliant thing about David Lynch films is that for the majority of their run-time, I am usually very confused... but then there comes a point where I have an epiphany, and just enough becomes clear where I feel as though I get it, while enough ambiguity remains to keep me thinking for days after, discovering new things the more I mull it over, and engaging me to eventually return for another viewing. In the case of Mulholland Drive, I…