With Cannes 2014 only six weeks away , I thought I'd put together a list. I didn't realise how ridiculously…
When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Good story....good acting....good post apocalyptic scenes. So it gets a 3 star rating. Watching the movie was not a fun experience at all. I wanted to see the movie for awhile...so mission accomplished. But I will not be watching again anytime soon. Interesting trivia... characters have no names just descriptions....like Dr., Dr's wife, pharmacist. Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore play a married couple a few years before they made The Kids Are Alright.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.
José Saramago is one of my country's greatest achievements. He won one of our two Nobel prizes and, although many hate to study his work through high school, public opinion held him in very high regard until his death in 2010. So, when one of his books made it to Hollywood, it made an impact: news segments, articles, interviews, you name it. Being paired with Fernando Meirelles, a brazilian director, made it all even more special. Together, they gave us Blindness.
In a day just like any other, a man inexplicably goes blind in the middle of traffic. The following days more and more people lose their eyesight, and…
Its rare that a movie improves upon a piece of literature. Fernando Meirelles' (dir. City of God, The Constant Gardener) adaptation does just that. Before the Nobel Prize winning author, José Saramago died, he saw the film version of his book and cried with satisfaction. See here: bit.ly/13ymYR
This movie gets a bad rap, which is understandable. There are scenes of great agony and distress that are not very pleasant (obviously these moments are not meant to be). But there's also scenes of great hope and beauty that transcend said tragedies and reminds the viewer what Blindness is all about. Enlightenment, vision, holiness...and it may very well be a propaganda film for the Christian faith. Which, despite not being uber-religious, I admired.
I've been a fan of this movie for a couple years now. It's symbolism is so embedded in its production design - the lighting, the editing, and direction. The constant use of focus, color, blurriness, and shaky cam puts you right into the mythos - good…
Imagine a Superman film where Superman would rather get raped than use his powers. If you think this sounds compelling, Blindness is for you.
Fernando Meirelles again delivers a quality piece of filmmaking with Blindness, his Canadian thriller. This is essentially a horror film by any other name. People are suddenly struck down by blindness, all except Julianne Moore who pretends to be afflicted so she can take care of her husband in an old hospital where they are quarantined. It's not long before factions develop and this micro-society breaks down into chaos and violence. Much darker and more brutal than I'd expected, this is a powerful piece of work. Great cast and a great adaptation by Don McKellar (Last Night).
Well made, well acted, and effective. What else can I say?
It's a movie.
So not as good as the book, but really, how could it be? Bad acting except for Julianne Moore who is always fantastic.
Despite an interesting concept, Blindness becomes quite monotonous due to its unnecessary runtime.
More of a grim thought experiment than the fully-fledged Dramatic Thriller it could have been.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A wrenching movie with powerful script and dialogue!
Awesome book... awesome film! Great actors, dynamic directing, fantastic camera work. Overall one of the great films nobody knows.
- Clouds of Sils Maria
- Goodbye to Language
- The Homesman
- Dead Man's Letters
- La Jetée
- The Sacrifice
- When the Wind Blows
I'm a sucker for films set after an apocalypse so I thought a list might be useful. It is by…
- Twelve Monkeys
- A Boy and His Dog
- A Clockwork Orange
- The Adjustment Bureau
- A.I. Artificial Intelligence
The good and the bad of a world gone wrong.
Likely somewhat subjective, though I've tried to maintain consistency. See…