Film #53 of the Letterboxd Season Challenge 2015-16.
Breathless is a classic from the New Wave era of French cinema. I hear this film might have even started the whole style of filmmaking. It is stylish and cool and something completely different to anything released before it (that I've seen, at least). I have only a tiny bit of knowledge of French New Wave which is one of the main reasons why I didn't go head over heels over this one. It is something to see again, for sure. Right now it's totally pointless to try forming a proper opinion.
Film #52 of the Letterboxd Season Challenge 2015-16.
After the excellent Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth is only the second Nicolas Roeg film I've seen but so far his work impresses me a lot. This is a strange and captivating film about a homesick alien trapped on Earth that gets corrupted by the bad habits of humans. David Bowie is a fantastic choice for the part, and he indeed succeeds very well. The film feels a…
What a wonderful rewatch. I always enjoyed the story, which is fast-paced and constantly amusing, but this time I was more invested in the characters and found the ending more moving than I did the first time around. I like Wes Anderson's visual style and Robert Yeoman's camerawork very much in this one, and the dialogue is fantastic. Ralph Fiennes is great, and I think M. Gustave is his finest role in years. This is my favorite Wes Anderson film so far. Easily.