Brief blurbs for each movie I watched last week, favorites first.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
The Story of Film is a fifteen hour documentary series about the history of world cinema which is thorough, informative, knowledgable, and just about everything you could want from a fifteen hour documentary series about the history of world cinema. If you're interested in film studies or in learning about the backstory of a medium we all know and love then this is a great resource which supplies a solid chunk of film school knowledge.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
(No explicit spoilers, but spoiler-sensitive readers should watch the movie first and come back later.)
A monstrous crisis in South Korean national identity.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Overworked parents send their two bratty kids on vacation to be taken care of by their inattentive aunt on an island where greedy executives, violent politicians, and mad scientists breed prehistoric killing machines. Chris Pratt tries to save the park, the world, and the movie from self-destruction.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The Holy Mountain is truly unlike anything I've ever seen. It asks a lot of the audience both in terms of doing their own interpretative work and putting up with a lot of grotesque imagery in hopes of a payoff that may never come. That said, it's clear Jodorowsky put more work into it than most viewers ever will: every scene is meticulously constructed on a massive scale.
Monday, June 8, 2015
It's important to keep something in mind when it comes to Tomorrowland: this movie was originally created by Disney to shamelessly promote its own theme park, and as such it never really had any business being a good movie. But when Brad Bird signed on, we all (myself included) immediately began setting ourselves up for disappointment. It's almost as if The Lego Movie, the best 90-minute commercial not just for Legos but for anything ever, has prepared us to expect art from this sort corporate pandering. Tomorrowland is not a great movie, but then again we never really should have expected it to be one anyway.