Posts tagged Film
Posts tagged Film
Intelligent, emotional and inspiring. Kirk Douglas is fantastic.
Everywhere we’ve heard Kubrick had the emotional range of a teaspoon (thank you, Hermione), this proves the opposite. Spartacus is proof that Kubrick could handle emotion. This film almost brought me to tears during some moments, the relationship between Spartacus and Varinia is beautifully acted and presented.
With this I have finally watched all of Stanley Kubrick’s movies. It may not be very representative of his work, but it shows how he was such a naturally talented and versatile filmmaker.
Woody Allen, Stardust Memories
Sam “Ace” Rothstein, Casino
“Mehh, it’s just a 3-hour long screensaver.” Bitch, the “screensaver” part is not even 30 minutes long and it happens to be an achievement in audiovisual art. Saying it’s style over substance is not acknowledging the profound study on childhood, family and the whole “nature and grace” thing. Not to mention, most people who dislike this didn’t even bother try to understand or pay attention, they blame the movie for their own intelectual laziness and lack of attention span.
Jezz, go watch Avatar or something.
Crumb is a documentary by Terry Zwigoff exposing controversial comic book artist Robert Crumb, his views on life, society, sex, comics and his even-weirder-than-him family.
In a nutshell: Crumb is the best documentary I’ve ever seen (not that I’ve seen too many).
It is shocking, thought-provoking and incredibly interesting. Zwigoff maintains a pleasant style without going impressive and over-the-top, he doesn’t need that, the source alone is enough to keep you hooked. Obviously Crumb himself is an interesting man, but what’s more interesting is his background. We see his two brothers, one living on anti-depressants at home ever since he graduated high school and the other a reclusive reported sex-offender (both equally talented in the visual arts as Robert), and we wonder: how did he manage to grow up to be a functional member of society?
The film is a disturbing wake-up call.