A clever anthology film that has a variety of vignette's that range from gothic to funny to disturbing. While "Dead of Night" is remembered for Michael Redgrave's haunted ventriloquist, my favorite is the story of two golfers playing a game for the hand of the women each love.
Great starting place for anyone interested in Ealing Studios.
Unbroken isn't an inspirational story, but more of a film filled with inspirational events. Louis changes his life through running, he goes to the olympics, he serves his country, survives 47 days in the water, survives the cruelty of his Japanese captors. That's it. There really isn't any story for Louis, yet he does go through a change. I only wish the film focused more on that.
Although, I have to admit that I did enjoy the movie and it gripped me. Jack O'Connell is captivating and gives a physical performance that rivals any actor. Takamasa Ishihara is riveting as the captain of a prison camp.
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…
(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.