Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts It's ultra-violent and completely different from the original with the first act, but it opens up the world so much with the development of the mom and the psychiatrist.
The Haunted World of El Superbest: The animation is top-notch and reminds me of a Disney film. The story is so-so, but the voices of Sheri Moon Zombie and Rosario Dawson are great.
I will be the first to also admit that I was also one of the lucky ones last year to have 'boredom' as one of my biggest problems, and so to everyone reading this I hope you have a far better 2021. Just this year alone, we've had four major classics receive Blu-rays for the first time ever, Satan tango, Los Olvidados, Roman Holiday and Beau Travail.
I can't even begin to imagine how frustrating it must have been to be an amateur movie lover in previous decades without the conveniences we have today and without access to the benefits of being in film industry circles. As a result, it becomes a case of, the more you watch, the more great movies you realize are out there and the 'never-ending watch list syndrome' becomes a real thing.
But I take that as a positive knowing that this isn't some tick-box exercise and that watching movies is a life-long journey. After all, we all watch movies for different reasons, sometimes to laugh, to kill time, to make us better people, for catharsis and various other purposes.
For anyone looking to get into silent cinema, Buster Keaton is the most accessible place to start next to Charlie Chaplin. There's no real structure to the movie as such, it's like a 2-hour string of gags put together all tied together by the central character of Monsieur Helot who was the inspiration for Rowan Atkinson's Mr Bean.
There's a vignette with Kristen Stewart and Lily Gladstone that is one of the most heartbreaking portrayals of loneliness and unrequited love that I've ever seen. The acting is deliberately different to what you might expect from a conventional (Hollywood for example) movie but stick with it, and you'll get something viciously scathing and cynical about the current state of society.
Also, Celine Cinema, IDK where I've been all this time, but I'm glad I've finally been introduced. Watch this with headphones if you don't have a good sound system, it's worth listening to how much care was put into the audio-visual experience of this film.
IDK how he does it, one day I'll understand how he makes such low stakes movies seem so compelling, but I'm not there yet. I know Kevin Kline's Oscar that year is one of the few rare occurrences where a comedic performance won but Michael Keaton deserved it way more in my opinion.
The next day it just worked I guess because I was already aware that on Trier was using a completely different camera, and it didn't bother me so much. Feels so modern, and for a tale that's been done to death, I do urge people to check out the first cinema adaptation because it's still fresh.
There's no denying this is a heavy movie but for its subject, it seems to float through its runtime because of deeply you care about the characters by the end. It should feel very grim to get through, and I guess it is in parts, but you're so drawn into the world that it doesn't matter.
It's the dynamic between the four leads, the intimate details we come to know about them and how their relationship changes over the course of the story which is what makes it so weirdly riveting. The workshop sequence is weirdly hypnotic and such a genius way of setting up the lead characters.
It's a case of it being compared to Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago which I feel like is why it's hard done by. I gave this a watch after Olivia de Havilland's passing this year and her performance is so good.
The structure of the story takes a more innovative and different turn to how a more conventional movie would set this up. This is another one of those sequels sort of akin to Mad Max Road Warrior and Fury Road, and Evil Dead 2 where it's better than the first installment because it doesn't have to spend time laboriously setting the world and the characters up.
It gets straight into the story and any melodrama is avoided, it's a bro hangout movie without the baggage of 'bro culture' and there's no toxic masculinity. It's a movie that also knows its progressive without having to make it known to the audience like a lot of other (mainly Disney) blockbusters do nowadays.
Every character's motivation is so fleshed out and maybe features one of the more morbid death scenes in cinema as well. This is probably one of the most cynical mainstream movies I have ever seen, and you'll know within a few minutes if the dialogue is your type of thing.
This is a deeply touching, heartfelt movie with I guess you could call an ensemble cast that I think honestly almost anyone could enjoy. What's great is how it avoids easy chances for melodrama, and it doesn't villainies anyone in the movie, it only asks us to understand where they're coming from.
Again another movie that could've opted for easy choices in writing to create drama between Rio Ahmed and Olivia Cooke's characters or at Paul Race's community. The use of music is phenomenal and the movie makes me wish ensemble awards for acting existed at the Oscars because this everyone is perfect.
Probably not recommended bingeing it as video clips from previous installments do get re-used for context because of how they were aired 7 years apart for audiences.