The direction is a bit predictable and the film goes on a few minutes… MoreThe direction is a bit predictable and the film goes on a few minutes beyond what should be its conclusion (even though I like the last shot), but, hey, this is an intelligent sci-fi that offers great food for thoughts, an amazing production design and impressive visual effects.
A well-constructed and incredibly tense Austrian western that takes… MoreA well-constructed and incredibly tense Austrian western that takes its time to build an engrossing atmosphere and benefits all the more from a strong cast, a gripping revenge story and a spectacular cinematography that explores the locations to their greatest extent.
Ceylan only seems to confirm the reservations that I had about his… MoreCeylan only seems to confirm the reservations that I had about his previous film, as he goes even further than before aesthetically with a splendid cinematography but employs his pretentious, self-indulgent direction in behalf of an empty story that has nothing to say.
It is true that Art should elevate, but this superficial, unimpressive… MoreIt is true that Art should elevate, but this superficial, unimpressive biopic does pander to the lowest common denominator with a cliched direction, uneven pacing and serious tonal problems in a ridiculous trial scene in the end that only feels silly and artificial.
A sophisticated and taut narrative in which Coppola does with sound… MoreA sophisticated and taut narrative in which Coppola does with sound what Antonioni had done with images in his Blowup, following a paranoid man unable to open up to anybody and who is trying desperately to put the pieces together of something that he cannot understand.
Gheorghiu is fabulous as the monstrous, over-controlling bourgeois… MoreGheorghiu is fabulous as the monstrous, over-controlling bourgeois mother in this sharp amalgam of social critique and family drama that even manages to make us feel pity towards her, conveying a world of complexities in its details, dialogue and characters' behavior.
At first, it seems like John Waters wants to make an audacious hate… MoreAt first, it seems like John Waters wants to make an audacious hate letter to mainstream cinema with some nice moments of brilliance, but then you realize his "revolutionaries" are a bunch of freaking tards and the film gets too over-the-top and all over the place to have a point.
A wonderful dialogue-free animation - funny, odd and enchanting - that… MoreA wonderful dialogue-free animation - funny, odd and enchanting - that relies on a superb artwork, a fabulous sound design and an enormous attention to its eccentric details, surreal touches, inventive scene transitions and extremely imaginative character traits.
Russian Ark should be remembered not only as a breathtaking logistic… MoreRussian Ark should be remembered not only as a breathtaking logistic accomplishment that knocked me off my chair by its spectacular single take using a Steadicam and digital technology, but also as a sumptuous travel through Russian history and an unforgettable homage to the Hermitage Museum and to Art itself.
With an unrelatable psychopath at its center and only the performances… MoreWith an unrelatable psychopath at its center and only the performances to commend, especially from Tim Roth and Maximilian Schell, this is a failed combination of family drama and crime thriller that falls flat as either, seeming pointless and empty in its poor attempt at saying something.