Les destinées sentimentales (2000) – Good – An audacious 3h film that really starts at about the 90th minute
demonlover (2002) – Great – Modernism redefined for a new century
Clean (2004) – Great – The most musical film of a most musical filmmaker (more…)
April 28, 2017
Attack of the Clones soared when its heroes discovered a hidden planet by challenging mainstream knowledge and using independent thought. They dug deeper and pulled the veil off the official version. Miserable, focus-group, committee-driven Rogue One is the polar opposite. Lacking personality or incentive for creative thinking, it unfolds like a programmed checklist of flat motivations, a few isms du jour and glossed-over political issues. Feminism for X points, multiculturalism – Y points. Calculate the balance. Profit. (more…)
March 11, 2017
Todd Phillips’ War Dogs →
War Dogs is a strange beast with a lot of bark and little bite, or so it seems.
August 24, 2016
The Imitation Game: Humanity as a Web of Narrative Threads →
More than a simple outsider biopic, this is a story about stories and their huge influence over people’s fates. (more…)
January 14, 2015
The old British domination is history, but history remembers how it operated ruthlessly through the years. Britain’s supreme power abroad, the agent, falls down from their last industrial pride – the railroad in Istanbul. Then in Macao, a stiff lifeless body travels through the underworld on a boat on the river Styx and is swallowed whole by the dragon. The spy, as a symbol of fashionable prestige, returns to the real world to find it dramatically changed. This happens at the Pearl River Delta, where the empire fought by all means necessary to force the East to open up its trade routes in the prosperous 19 AD.
March 13, 2013