Friday, May 22, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
***This article contains spoilers.*** For a spoiler-free review, check out my previous entry.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
"Ya, real good."
For me, Fargo is a perfect movie. I had some free time, so I put the film on with commentary from cinematographer Roger Deakins. Here are a few points I found interesting (basically my screening notes converted to full sentences):
Monday, May 18, 2015
"Whoever this is, you owe me another lamp."
I had this on in the background while I worked from home today (living the dream) so I won't be doing a full-fledged review as I wasn't able to spare as much attention as I usually like to. So yes, I owe you all another review; although, with an intricately designed film like this, you're much more likely just to get another lamp. Instead, here's a peek behind the scenes at some of my raw, unorganized thoughts on the film (edited into complete sentences from my nonsensical scribblings):
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Minority Report's PreCrime division may be a science fiction concept in the sense that it relies on three characters with genetic mutations that allow them to magically see the future, but the idea of arresting people for something they intend to do but have not yet done feels less and less like a futuristic concept.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
In fact, the most telling detail of the film's production is writer/director Alex Garland's statement that he wrote the script from Ava's perspective. Not only is her performance impressively subtle (particularly for something which could be as gimmicky as a human pretending to be a robot pretending to be a human), she also strikes me as the most sympathetic character—ironic, considering she's the only one of the three who isn't human.