Describing cinema as a moving painting or photograph is the oldest cliché one can use when speaking about the medium. The reason it is clichéd is because it is essentially what cinema is; a collection of moving images that are blended together in order to create a cohesive (or sometimes non-cohesive) whole. Indeed, the Lumiere Brothers' styled many of their films as moving photographs. The Lumieres, one of the first pioneers of cinema, were trained photographers, and thus when they…
The advancement of technology has made many things possible for cinema. Technicians, programmers, engineers and artists have been able to bring their imaginative designs to life through the use of computer generated imagery. Computer technology is now so advanced, that anything is possible. I say this because there has long been a notion that pieces of work from other mediums have been completely "unfilmable".
The Wachowski duo and Run Lola Run director Tom Tyker have proven naysayers incorrect yet again,…
Looper is slick, smart and most importantly has a soul. Its stylistic cyberpunkesque aesthetic is undercut with a fantastic narrative that really invests you in the characters. It proves once again that films with big ideas can have an actual human connection. I don't understand how it's being held up as our generation's Matrix because its inspiration is much wider than that - which includes Bladerunner, Terminator and even Firefly.
It will remind you how sci-fi films can be so brilliant.
I can certainly see why it's held up as a classic, but I just didn't really enjoy Annie Hall as everyone else seems to. I think it might be because everyone in the film seems to talk like Woody Allen. And if they're not talking like Woody Allen, they're awkward like Woody Allen. And if they're in no way like Woody Allen, then they're just not interesting.
I think this is actually the film's point in a way. Alvy only…