A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
Love is a force of nature.
Brokeback Mountain is an Ang Lee film about two modern day cowboys who meet on a shepherding job in the summer of ’63. The two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a life long relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
It doesn't matter who loves who.... What matters is how much of love there is between two people and the pain they experience on losing them. You might be the "straightest" person but this will still touch your heart and stay there. Heath ledger's face says it all in the end. The ending kills you..... It just kills you inside man.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Where I truly began falling in love with Anne Hathaway...
Oh yeah, this happens to be an incredible, heartbreaking, extraordinarily acted film, too.
Some random thoughts for this particular on-the-verge-of-delirium 5:30 A.M. 'review':
I saw it once before, many years ago, and loved it then as well. It's a shame, this film got so much shit in my school that I felt like I couldn't even tell people I had seen it. It's disgraceful that a story of two people of the same sex, falling in love with each other, can be ridiculed so much.
I always viewed it like this: who cares? Really, what does it matter if someone feels that way? How does it effect a person's well-being…
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Strong Performances - Heath Ledger
Review In A Nutshell:
Brokeback Mountain is the life story of two men who have built a relationship with each other in Brokeback Mountain. Their story spans up to 20 years, showing us both the beauty and heartbreak in their relationship.
I have heard a lot of things about this film, many simply say this was that "gay cowboy movie" while others remark it as the "deserving winner of the 2006 Academy Awards"; it was beaten by Paul Haggis' Crash, which I have yet seen. It was rare for me to hear anything negative about this film, and the ones who did watch it and cringed at the subject matter, still managed…
Ennis and Jack - two unacquainted cowboys - are employed as shepherds for sheepman Joe, who instructs them to lead his heard to Brokeback Mountain for the summer. During these months of solitude, the two more or less develop a friendship, which in one sudden night redevelops into a love affair (a tad too impromptu for my taste by the way). It’s one of the bravest plots coming from Hollywood. A direct blow to the heterosexual cowboy myth. Unfortunately, however, it’s packaged as straight as any other polished Hollywood production and doesn’t maintain the courage of that brusque night. Brokeback Mountain could’ve honestly benefitted from more sweat and more nudity, although I appreciate Ang lee’s aim to be amongst the…
I'd resisted watching this for years for two reasons 1. being nominated for so many Oscars I was worried it would be overwrought Oscar-bait and 2. Ang Lee (of course if someone had reminded me Michelle Williams was in it, I would have watched it ages ago). It turns out worry number one was completely unwarranted as the film was emotionally heartfelt and beautifully subtle in not only its writing and performances, but also in its directing, which brings me back to concern number two. After Life of Pi and now Brokeback I think I can officially stop worrying about Lee as a director. It's not as if I completely hated the guy, but I just found most of his…
With a first encounter that resembles a whole history of on-screen romance, cattlemen Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist are introduced to each other as two people who happen to be in the same place at the same time. The film’s entire structure is even based on a range of romantic classics, from the glancing neighbours in Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood For Love to the huge timeframe and elliptical encounters in the more comedic When Harry Met Sally.
It saddens me to think that even before its embarrassing Best Picture snub at the 78th Academy Awards Brokeback Mountain was always going to go down in history as that “gay cowboy film”; a label which barely scratches the surface…
Ang Lee is a genius.
So after years of hearing this being labeled a "gay film" I watched and couldn't disagree more. It is more about morals, desires, violence and torment. An absolutely brilliant idea and wonderfully brought to screen by Ang Lee, Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The long struggle between Jack and Ennis is something that really makes the film pass by at ease, and keeping us on edge and focused at all times. The development of these characters is evident and ultimately the main draw of the film, as well as the obvious visuals in the mountain ranges, excellent shooting location for sure. As years pass by, we only hope more and more that all works out well for our protagonists, only…
can u believe heath ledger and jake gyllenhaal singlehandedly ended homophobia
imagine being gay and all you have to eat is beans
La película que debería haber ganado el Oscar en 2006, una pena que los prejuicios pesaran sobre la decisión.
Una gran ejemplo de lo talentoso que era Heath Ledger.
The film that should have won the Oscar in 2006, it's a shame that prejudices won on the decision.
A great example of how talented Heath Ledger was.
i stared at the ceiling for 5 mins straight after finishing this movie
i'm sad, you're sad
heath ledger :(
wow okay that wasn't heartbreaking AT ALL i'm absolutely NOT CRYING MY EYES OUT
Carol (2015) dir. Todd Haynes isn't shook but at least Michelle Williams was incredible as always
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Each ballot will consist of ten films, ranked. The first film will…