The Banshees of Inisherin 11/01/23
I say that because The Banshees of Inisherin uplifts me, no matter how much I empathise with it's two sad, warring parties P aic Silleabh (Colin Farrell) and Colm Doherty (Brendan Gleeson).
The Name of the Rose 10/27/23
It's a rare moment in the film where our focus isn't completley on the mysterious deaths and William's search for the truth - and it's one of the film's most memorable scenes.
Lowered expectations help a person enjoy a film, but this was an absolute return to form for Robert Altman and a film that feels like it puts forward the best of what he could offer comedy-wise as it gives to us his own personal brand of political satire.
Picnic at Hanging Rock 10/20/23
Boyd had talent, and it shows throughout Picnic at Hanging Rock - the way he makes the rock itself loom over all who go near it, and the mysterious quality he lends the place through his use of natural lighting (especially during the picnic itself, which was filmed day after day at exactly the right...
I think Antonioni was thinking a lot about the process he goes through in making a film, and more specifically, a film as a work of art.
The film takes on a familiar form as we watch - that of the star-laden disaster movie, which was yet to take form in 1958 - this film's day.
A Perfect Couple 8/30/23
Out of all the reviews I read for A Perfect Couple, the most interesting item of observation was from Penelope Gilliatt of The New Yorker, who talked about Altman "working too fast", and although her comments about this not being a "closely thought-out film" (such a comment seems to show a lack of a...
The music powers the feel of the entire film, transporting us to some part of an alternate reality with it's unusual shrill whistles and sharp tones, climaxing during hunts, murders or the discovery of dead bodies - of which there are quite a few, contributing to the film being classified with an 18...
A Wedding 8/19/23
I think he may have been restricted a little by what he could do with so many people and the real-life location, but there are rooms that consist of doors and walls completely covered with mirrors, and a basement bar that has been fitted out like a subterranean cave, and he makes the most of these u...
Minding the Gap 7/15/23
Edited together, the result speaks volumes and is revelatory - the film's nomination for a Best Documentary Feature Academy Award was warranted, but still must have come as a surprise to the down to earth Liu.