An odd one. I wasn't sure if the increasing delirium of the story quite worked but it sure looked great. Also reminded me that I really should flirt with hot huns whilst wearing absurdly tight shorts, smoking a pipe and walking around topless revealing my hairy man chest a lot more. #lifegoals
Love that movie.
I think it was intended to be a bit kitsch, even at the time. The close up of the young nun applying makeup while the stuffy mother superior watches is classic. The cinema version of Marvin Gaye's 'faith vs. lust' theme.
I think I'd struggle to take anything with Sean Bean in it seriously to be honest
Oh who takes it seriously? There's a lot about it which could easily be criticised - while it isn't a guilty pleasure I could be very scathing about it - the author is a touch creepy. But we love it. Got the Game of Thrones Monopoly and Cluedo, the works.
I still have my cinema ticket for this from 2003 but I don't think I've seen it since then until tonight.
It captures a lonely and modern disconnection with the world extremely well and through a platonic love and understanding allows its two central characters to briefly rise above it and it's wonderful. Bill Murray is brilliant in what is basically a low-key self-effacing performance, Scarlett Johansson is great (and almost too damn attractive), the aesthetics are lovely from the shoegaze and ambient music which blends into the soundscapes, to the serene wide shots of Japan's natural landscapes and energetic cities full of neon lights.
I was really surprised how much more I loved it this time round. I reckon this is one of the all-time great romantic films.
Pretty good, it held the tension well, did the horror thing ok, though I preferred Don't Breathe for having a better premise for people staying silent to stay alive. It never explained why they didn't just have a place nearby that played non-stop death metal very loudly. If they'd had some Les Rallizes Denudes, they may have even been completely safe.
Post by Inspector Norse on Jan 28, 2019 16:05:59 GMT
Senegalese film from 1973, a classic of African cinema, in which a young couple try to get rich quick in order to take a trip to Paris. I'd wanted to see this for a while after learning about it Mark Cousins' series? The Story of Film? An Odyssey? Which is very good if you can take his silly speech inflections?
A mixture of coming-of-age road movie, dreamy psychedelic trip, arthouse pretension and social commentary, it has some striking and memorable scenes and images but is pretty uneven in tone and quality, with a bit too much of the kind of unintentional silliness you do sometimes get in artsy things like this; worth seeing, still.
And because it's not all cinema academia round my way:
The kind of thing you watch on a weekend after a couple more beers than usual, this one starts off pretty well with some tense scenes onboard the International Space Station as the international crew (well, a couple of Americans, a couple of Brits [one of whom is played by a Swede, so I'm not sure why she had to be British, just give her an EU flag badge instead], a Russian and a Japanese) analyse a sample of Martian soil which turns out to contain, yes, life.
It's pretty good in the early stages as they get involved in the development of their new pet, but turns rather predictably and tediously into yet another Alien clone, as the now much larger lifeform starts bumping off its keepers. None of the crew are given anything more than about 1-5 dimensions, and the ISS is too small and dull an environment to make for any effective thrills, especially compared to the creaking corridors and nooks and crannies of the original Nostromo, and so all that happens is that the crew swim around in low-gravity for a bit and wait to see where the Alien is going to turn up. Ultimately the second half of the film is a bit of a waste of time, with no imaginative or memorable scenes to pull attention back in, though the ending is a pleasant if predictable little twist.
Really enjoyable, you have to dispense with belief sometimes and they use the "coincidence" tool a bit too much, but it really is an entertaining bonny and Clyde story, but without the usual teenage romcom shite. The two leads are superb, and when you see "Del" first you can't image someone who looks that cute speaking the way she does. Also, she's the best actor in it I think.
On a whim, I got the wife and I tickets to see Schitt's Creek live onstage in about a month. We've both loved Catherine O Hara and Eugene Levy in any number of things dating back to SCTV.
Wasn't until tonight that we started watching the show - first three episodes back to back.
I'm...undecided, to be honest. It may be the sort of thing that picks up steam as it goes along, but there's something about the initial "fish out of water"-ness of it that feels a bit pat.
Still very excited to see all those characters doing their thing onstage.
I've only watched a handful of episodes, non-sequentially, and I think, based on that little knowledge, that it gets better as it goes along. A few of the later episodes I've seen have been pretty hilarious.