With subject matter like this it's really hard to look at the film objectively. Certainly I believe the story being told to me, but that's partially because I want to believe it.
But looking beyond the narrative of the film, and coming from a purely technical point of view it's a remarkable film.
In recent years, documentaries have really taken a turn from those boring educational films we had to watch in school, to become beautiful artistic re-tellings of fascinating…
I'll keep it short:
You'll either love it or hate it. If you love Baz Luhrman, you'll probably love it. If you love the book, you'll probably hate it. If you can get past the anachronistic soundtrack (didn't bother me one bit) and understand that you're in for a hyper stylized thrill ride (even if that's not what the book was) you'll really enjoy it.
Excellent performances all around. Stunning visuals. Hauntingly beautiful score.
But sweet Jesus, was it really necessary to say "Old sport" 58 times?
Also, can we finally give DiCaprio an Oscar?
I'm always on the lookout for good horror, though it's becoming harder and harder to come by these days. And so when I heard about Maniac, the remake of the 1980 cult-horror film of the same name, I was very intrigued. I knew nothing of the original but was drawn in by the description of the unique cinematography that the film employs. From the Wikipedia article:
The entire film is shot from the murderer's point of view, with his face…
Last night I saw Jurassic Park for the first time.
No, you read that right. The first time. I'll give you a moment to absorb that...
Somehow I had gone through my whole childhood and never saw this film. And by the time I was old enough to realize what a mistake I had made I decided I probably shouldn't bother. After all, there's no way it can live up to the reviews of my peers who saw it as…