After watching Whiplash, I finally understand the meaning of pouring blood, sweat and tears into something. Seeing Miles Teller sweat, cry and bleed from his hands after drumming like a mad man gave me a new appreciation for any artist with drive and passion.
He gives it his all as a music student under the dominating and abusive tutelage of his instructor Terence Fisher. J.K. Simmons plays Fisher, a demanding and demonic leader of a jazz band who demands nothing…
Birdman feels like a superhero movie. Instead of being big, loud, and stupid, it's just small, loud, and pseudo-intellectual. I think it proves that Alejandro G. Inarritu is a blowhard standing on a mountain top yelling "I'm an Artist. LOVE ME."
"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" (God, even the title is pretentious), tells the story of a washed up movie star who tries to restart his career by writing, directing and starring in an broadway adaptation of "What…
(Let's see If I can go through this whole interview without mentioning a 1968 science fiction masterpiece by name.)
Christopher Nolan is one of the most ambitious directors working today in Hollywood. His themes are ambitious. His stories are ambitious. His vision is ambitious Hell, even his tracking shots are ambitious. After a while though, his films could start to feel the same. What makes Interstellar stand out from his other films is the (not so strong) emotional journey.
Movies and magic go hand in hand. The best magic trick is where you doesn't question how the trick was pulled off, but how awe inspired you are. The same goes for movies. Méliès was, after all, a magician turned filmmaker who used many of his tricks to create special effects for his films (You've all seen Hugo).
Alfonso Cuaron is not a Director, but a Magician and Gravity pulls of a spectacular and emotional trick.
The visual effects are…