01SentenceReviews

01SentenceReviews

A reviewer of few words.

kino-obscura:

EYES IN FILM: 2014 EDITION

"I am eye. I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see." — Dziga Vertov


Left to right, top to bottom:

Man With a Movie Camera
 (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
Un Chien Andalou (Luis Buñuel, 1929)
Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren/Alexander Hammid, 1943)
The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, 1945)
Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945)
The Spiral Staircase (Robert Siodmak, 1945)
Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
Peeping Tom
 (Michael Powell, 1960)
Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton, 1964)
Woman on the Dunes
 (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)
Alphaville
 (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)
The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming (Norman Jewison, 1966)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
Deep Red
 (Dario Argento, 1977)
Rubens
 (Roland Verhavert, 1977)
The Spy Who Loved Me (Lewis Gilbert, 1977)
All That Jazz (Bob Fosse, 1979)
Blade Runner
 (Ridley Scott, 1982)
Goodfellas
 (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992)
Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992)
Cube (Vincenzo Natali, 1997)
Titanic
 (James Cameron, 1997)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
 (Terry Gilliam, 1998)
Requiem for a Dream
 (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)
Mulholland Drive
 (David Lynch, 2001)
Vanilla Sky
 (Cameron Crowe, 2001)
Gangs of New York
 (Martin Scorsese, 2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
 (Peter Jackson, 2002)
The Magdalene Sisters (Peter Mullan, 2002)
Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002)
The Fountain
 (Darren Aronofsky, 2006)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
 (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)
Splice
 (Vincenzo Natali, 2009)
Let Me In (Matt Reeves, 2010)
Hugo (Martin Scorsese, 2011)
Looper
 (Rian Johnson, 2012)
Prometheus (Ridley Scott, 2012)

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The Skeleton Twins (2014), Craig Johnson
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig just have a natural hilariousness to them that makes it difficult to not find everything they do or say funny, so I wasn’t always able to fully feel the seriousness of a film that is much more depressing and hefty than one might expect, yet I can’t imagine this film starring any other actors because I really did fall in love with Hader and Wiig’s characters, flaws and all, thanks to their undeniable and winning chemistry with one another. 
Metacritic : 76, RottenTomatoes : 89%, IMDb : 7.3

The Skeleton Twins (2014), Craig Johnson

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig just have a natural hilariousness to them that makes it difficult to not find everything they do or say funny, so I wasn’t always able to fully feel the seriousness of a film that is much more depressing and hefty than one might expect, yet I can’t imagine this film starring any other actors because I really did fall in love with Hader and Wiig’s characters, flaws and all, thanks to their undeniable and winning chemistry with one another. 

Metacritic : 76, RottenTomatoes : 89%, IMDb : 7.3

Freaks and Geeks (2000), Episode 18, "Discos and Dragons", Director: Paul Feig

Freaks and Geeks (2000), Episode 17, "The Little Things", Director: Jake Kasdan

Sam Weir throwing shade.

Freaks and Geeks (2000), Episode 16, "Smooching and Mooching", Director: Jake Kasdan

Iconic.

Freaks and Geeks (2000), Episode 16, "Smooching and Mooching", Director: Jake Kasdan

I’ve been rewatching the entire series this past week and I now feel totally comfortable saying that it is my favorite TV show of all time. 

My Darling Clementine
Dir: John Ford | DP: Joseph MacDonald | 1946

DP: Joseph MacDonald

(Source: seijun-suzuki)

My Darling Clementine (1946), John Ford
My Darling Clementine is a typical western with lots of gunslingers and shoot outs and betrayal and revenge and it’s all produced and executed well and entertainingly, but it’s still a western film, and because I have never been to enthralled by that genre, this most likely will be yet another western that I’ll soon forget about. 
Metacritic : n/a, RottenTomatoes : 100%, IMDb : 7.8

My Darling Clementine (1946), John Ford

My Darling Clementine is a typical western with lots of gunslingers and shoot outs and betrayal and revenge and it’s all produced and executed well and entertainingly, but it’s still a western film, and because I have never been to enthralled by that genre, this most likely will be yet another western that I’ll soon forget about. 

Metacritic : n/a, RottenTomatoes : 100%, IMDb : 7.8

Dead Man (1995), Jim Jarmusch
I have never really “loved” a western film and, unfortunately, I can’t say I loved Dead Man either, and I’m having difficulties comprehending why I even think it is okay, because while there are certainly some thrilling moments and the film looks great, as all Jarmusch’s films do, for the most part this western is just really boring, and I can’t think of another way to describe it. 
Metacritic : 61, RottenTomatoes : 71%, IMDb : 7.8

Dead Man (1995), Jim Jarmusch

I have never really “loved” a western film and, unfortunately, I can’t say I loved Dead Man either, and I’m having difficulties comprehending why I even think it is okay, because while there are certainly some thrilling moments and the film looks great, as all Jarmusch’s films do, for the most part this western is just really boring, and I can’t think of another way to describe it. 

Metacritic : 61, RottenTomatoes : 71%, IMDb : 7.8

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Palo Alto (Gia Coppola, 2013)

DP: Autumn Durald

This is the best Palo Alto photoset on this entire fucking site. 

First footage from Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice (2014)

(Source: paulthomasandersonn, via jacques-audiard)