Film Reviews

cinephiler0007:

“WILSON! I’M SORRY!”

I did not love this film, but Tom Hanks always is great and can save almost anything that he does. I hated the ending when I first saw it. After seeing it again, it was the best part, a true finish to his journey to that cross road. I usually can explain why I like a film or why I don’t, but the reason I don’t love Cast Away alludes me. It isn’t because it is too long, or the darkness and helplessness of it. Like I already said, I love Tom Hanks. I guess I just don’t like the direction, how the pacing and editing from one scene to the other bothers me, how it doesn’t feel like one story but separate chapters. It could be the writing, I just don’t know. Either way, Zemeckis made a decent enough film.

anatidaephobism:

I was actually looking forward to seeing "Bronson"(2008) by Nicolas Winding Refn, an artistic film about the most violent prisoner of England. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed.

Tom Hardy is an excellent actor and this film isn’t an exception. But I think he has flashed muscles more than enough now, just look at “Bane” (The Dark Knight Returns) and “Tommy Conlon” (Warrior).

All in all: A great idea, a fine piece of art, good acting and I love those “inside-Bronson’s-head-with-an-audience”-scenes. There was just something missing. Progress and suspense. Neither Bronson nor any of the supporting roles progresses in any way. And everything turns out to be as you expected.

5.5

filmrevues:

Let the Right One In (2008) - dir. Tomas Alfredson

It’s a love story… but more of the Silence of the Lambs kind than it is the Romeo & Juliet. There’s a classicism to the film, a sort of relic quality that makes you feel like your watching some sort of disturbed version of a childhood story. But what separates this entirely original Swedish work with a beautifully shot film that oozes a mastery of filmmaking with each and every scene.

Seriously, this is a beautiful story. But also - there’s this whole vampiric aspect to this film… and it’s terrifying in a shocking and graceful way.

8.8

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Dancer in the Dark (2000) - dir. Lars von Trier

It’s one of those tortoise-like films, that hinges on the audience’s investment. Whatever it is you’re willing to put in - will come back to you, ten-fold, in an excruciating manner. Dancer in the Dark is not only von Trier’s musical, it’s also his tragedy.

Let me point that out - this is a musical tragedy. In the great history of the stage, there’s been a divide between the comedy and tragedy. When musicals became popular they were entirely comedic (the Hollywood Foreign Press still divides films into Drama or Musical/Comedy), but Dancer in the Dark is never funny. Not once. Sure, Selma Jezkova (Bjork) is adorable sometimes, but it’s cute - not funny. The film has one of those endings that tells you its coming, you’re always aware of where the story is headed, and by the time it comes to its conclusion, you’ll want to do anything in your power to make it stop. But you can’t.

It’s the kind of film that sort of happens to you.

9.7

(and the music is composed by Bjork and Thom Yorke)

ohhkillingmesoftly:

I haven’t shared any off my photographs for ages! This is a edit that is going towards my Exam, so I guess i shouldn’t have really shared it yet.
 I wanted to get across that words can hurt as much as actions, maybe even more! My topic is Personal Comment and this photograph illustrates some of the insults people are said to me. 
I don’t know I really like this photograph, it can be improved photography wise, but the message/meaning behind it I think has strong present.

ohhkillingmesoftly:

I haven’t shared any off my photographs for ages! This is a edit that is going towards my Exam, so I guess i shouldn’t have really shared it yet.

 I wanted to get across that words can hurt as much as actions, maybe even more! My topic is Personal Comment and this photograph illustrates some of the insults people are said to me. 

I don’t know I really like this photograph, it can be improved photography wise, but the message/meaning behind it I think has strong present.