Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
And one more thing before I go: GO YANKEES!!!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Read my Review of Bright Star at MovieZeal.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Read my review of The Informant! at The Cinematheque.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Filmed primarily at either dawn or dusk, Salam's film takes on an almost ethereal quality. The photography, with its stunning heightened colouring and muted palette, along with the subtle editing and meandering, yet quickened pace gives the film a visual mythology all its own. Blending the past with the present (at least the present of the film's 1890's setting), Al Mummia is like an ancient artifact unearthed from its own long buried tomb and given its day in the light only to have its public mystified by its almost unearthly strangeness.
I am looking forward to discussing such films as Bava's Bay of Blood and Black Sunday and the super stylized films of Argento. There are also many films of this ilk I have not yet seen - an oversight I shall remedy this month. All links to those participating in the Blog-a-thon, along with my own contributions, will be posted here at The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World, beginning October 19.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
First up is the German film Cloud 9 (my review can be read here). You know, the one about old people having sex. This sexagenarian love triangle movie may set off a sort of ick factor in many viewers, especially in today's youth-driven market, but truth be told, it is a rather intensely tragic love story - no matter the age. It is able to hold its own - and then some - against any of the so-called romances coming out of Hollywood lo these many years.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Michael Moore is one of those filmmakers - one of those people in general - who are either loved or hated by the masses. He is a blunderbuss, bombastic badger of sorts, but then that is exactly what he needs to be to get the attention pointed toward his important films. Many rightwingers blow him off as a fat lying pinko commie and many Dems don't like him because they believe his antics make liberals look bad. I suppose I have thought that too, but after watching his latest, Capitalism: A Love Story (and I love that title dammit!), I have come to the conclusion that he is doing exactly what he should be doing.
I have also noticed that his latest film is also his most Godardian. You may not think Jean-Luc Godard when you think of Michael Moore, but believe me - it is there. I go into relative detail in my review of the movie over at MovieZeal. So go ahead over and read my review of Capitalism: A Love Story at MovieZeal and then watch the movie and see if you don't notice the Godardian influences in his filmmaking style.