Cave of Forgotten Dreams 3/30/11
I was slightly surprised that Herzog didn't take the scientists to task on their wilder speculations (as he did in Wild Blue Yonder), but as a corollory he left room for us to dream our own dreams about the people who intertwined bulls with pudenda, put leopards heads on statues, & crafted some very...
TRON: Legacy 1/06/11
The biggest message, however, was that towering silky 3D imagery is cool, and that was all fun (And laughing at awful dialogue about the sun being warm was enjoyable too ).
Or at least, what we get is a Welshman in 'Welsh Patagonia', which is kinda surreal, but then he's quite a surreal fellow.
Four Lions 5/07/10
It's easy for a white Westerner to push through the nerves and join in the laughs, because the biggest bigot of the lot is a white rebel Islamic convert.
F for Fake 2/24/10
The whole thing is something of a joyous folly, like a cathedral he briefly holds up, in a moment of overt seriousness, as a testament to humanity's creativity.
Encounters at the End of the World 1/11/10
Everything from single-celled organisms vying for the title of intelligent life, to eternity-shrouded cathedrals of ice, via hot blooded poetry and science zeitgeist, are explored by this free form expedition.
The 3D itself worked best in scenes like the initial 'dragon' flight, and making the background flora of this alien world seem even realer.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 10/29/09
CGI has to do a touch too much heavy lifting at points in the imaginarium, but does manage to create genuinely dream-like moments at times, all of which contrast nicely with the ragbag crew peddling its wares on the streets of London and the like.
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK 7/19/09
...for every successfully crafted bit of comedy there's a lull or missed beat, but the fact they got it to work at all makes it something of a treat.
The Lady from Shanghai 6/20/09
Apparently cut to ribbons by the studios, there's still plenty of silky anarchy here, even if it is all tied up in a hurried bow.