Audiences are strongly accustomed to popular media and instinctively refuse to accept another point of view. The vicious circle is complete when De Palma grows even more cynical towards the establishment and general audiences feel even more alienated to his output.
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R.I.P. Sidney Lumet, one of the greatest directors in history and an unflinching socially conscious voice of cinema.
April 9, 2011 Leave your thoughts
My reply to Nick Shager’s review at Slant Magazine turned into a mini-review:
I saw I Saw the Devil and have to disagree. Firstly, it is NOT hypocritical or exploitative – not sure how one can get such impression? Yes it plays with exploitation but is most definitely not what you describe as a mindless thrill ride. It’s too disturbing to be that. Every bit of violence hurts very hard and is very far away from entertainment. I saw it as an attack to the police procedural TV shows – respectively all contemporary culture. There, we watch mechanically the connect-the-dots plot and the wicked crimes from a glamourous glass wall that gives us a sense of security and numbs our senses. That is exploitation. (more…)March 1, 2011 Leave your thoughts
In Chris Nolan‘s films, we get the nagging feeling that there is some kind of deep meaning, but the director does all he can to obscure it. With his least annoying title so far, Inception, he comes into terms with the fact that he can’t overstep himself and plays to his strengths inside his limits. No more illusions of touching Kubrick, Orson Welles or Fritz Lang.November 1, 2010 Leave your thoughts
» Glorious new works by proven masters I love dearly:
Carlos, Olivier Assayas
October 27, 2010 Leave your thoughts
Услугата е виртуозен студентски филм и мрачен драматичен трилър, получил премиерата си в претъпканата зала на Дома на киното. Изпълнен е с духовитост и дяволито чувство за хумор във всеки кадър и реплика. Невероятно удоволствие доставя намигването с чаровна старомодност както в драматургията, така и в декорите. Ето три интересни негови черти. (more…)September 16, 2010 Leave your thoughts
Честита успешна премиера на нов български филм на голям екран! “Нов” заради страхотната цифрова камера, неразличима от 35мм и “български” заради поддържането на огъня на свещенните “ценности” на българското кино. Което го улавя в няколко опасни капана. (more…)September 16, 2010 1
Now THIS is a living, breathing, jaw-dropping political thriller, and more! (more…)July 19, 2010 Leave your thoughts