Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
Without love there is nothing.
Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around them seems to be falling apart. A life-affirming look at what it means to love and be loved in turbulent times.
I have not once ever heard about this movie. Then one day somebody on the Facebook page "Cinema Discussions" mentioned this in a comment and I LOVE me some Eva Green so I said why the hell not!. "Perfect Sense" is directed by David Mackenzie(never heard of him) and stars Ewan McGregor and Eva Green. Overall I really enjoyed this movie. It was quite fascinating actually.
The plot of the film is that it follows this strange couple(friends with benefits kind of) during a time where the entire human race is slowly losing all their senses(sight, tastes etc..) one by one. Each sense lost is preceded by a outbreak of a certain emotion.
+ Great acting
+ Awesome directing…
Susan is an epidemiologist, Michael is a chef. When the world is on the verge of its day of reckoning, they find each other. For some inexplicable reason Earth is being hit by global diseases: first, everybody loses their sense of smell, then their sense of taste, and so forth. Every hit is accompanied by an outburst of emotion (sadness, anger). As a viewer you soon see that hope is all gone; that we’re dealing here with something unfixable. ‘Perfect Sense’ simply shows the annihilation of society, but through the eyes of lovers who have to learn to deal with this wretched climate. Overly dramatized soundtracks, with many violins, guide us from the very first signs of this crisis up…
Recommended to me on my Lend me your Heart list (which can be found here)
This film appeals to both the head and the heart and I love it for it.
I think most of us have wondered what it would be like to lose one of their senses. This film explores that notion by proxy of a global disease that causes you to lose your senses one by one. What I found very interesting is what this film's conclusion is to how we would respond to that. We would find a way to keep going and make sense of our lives, whether through art or routine. I found that a surprisingly plausible notion. It does touch upon our innate…
Eva Green and Ewan McGregor are well cast as an epidemiologist and chef respectively, Michael (McGregor) taking his breaks from the kitchen in the alleyway behind the restaurant leading onto the apartments where Susan (Green) is living. Susan is asked to start working on the strange cases that are slowly appearing across the country (Scotland, the heart of the story is based in Glasgow) where people are becoming emotionally fraught for a short period, then a sudden switch to calmness and the loss of all smell.
They first meet by sharing cigarettes marking the cue for director David Mackenzie to take time introducing them to each other, carefully building the detailed nuances that help form the larger picture later on.…
David Mackenzie is one of those largely ignored British directors. His filmography is far from flawless (even his good films aren't perfect) but his films do deserve a bit more attention than they seem to receive. Young Adam, Hallam Foe and now Perfect Sense are three interesting, unusual, and accomplished movies that were undeservedly released with little fanfare. Perfect Sense is Mackenzie’s second collaboration with Ewan McGregor and the director seems able to challenge and get the best out of the actor.
Essentially an apocalyptic love story, Perfect Sense brilliantly captures how the world would react to the gradual loss of all our senses. It is a frightening prospect and Mackenzie captures both the sheer panic and the need to…
I'd like to personally thank The Artist Formerly Known As Del Boy for recommending me this very unique and lovely gem.
Both Ewan McGregor and Eva Green are excellent in the leads and share some amazing chemistry. Their relationship feels so raw and intimate, I'd be surprised if they didn't have feelings for each other in real life. They're astonishing as a couple in the midst of an outbreak. As interesting as the sci-fi element is, the love story works all by itself thanks to the two leads. There is so much emotion and care displayed on the screen and put into the picture that it really transcends. The script, the acting, the cinematography, the direction...all wonderfully brilliant and beautiful.…
An artsier and more poetic version of "Contagion". I also like any movie that offered Eva Green a major part.
One gripe: the "experimenting" with all kind of visual styles like fake POV sequences, jittery hand held cam and 70s style freeze frames got on my nerves pretty quickly,
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A well-acted, well-directed, bleak look at what is pretty much the end of the world from the perspective of two lovers, this film is one I stopped to think about after watching.
The romance itself wasn't what kept me interested, but the juxtaposition of love vs. apocalyptic scenario. We have seen plenty of "lovers in the end" movies, but the nature of the apocalypse this time causes our protagonists to evaluate their perceptions of the world and adjust their living as one-by-one, their senses are being taken from them.
I also liked Eva Green's narration, sounding (to me) like someone expressing nostalgia for the days before.
Usually, I keep my hands off of movies dealing with illness, especially unknown illness of any sort, as I tend to have an irrational fear of it, but I am glad I let myself watch this, as it was a sad, scary, bleak but also hopeful experience.
Very intriguing concept executed extremely well with an absolutely beautiful ending.
Perfect Sense is an apocalyptic love story that works.
My first pick since the "Fifty Shades of Grey Fiasco of 2015"... TOTAL REDEMPTION!
Two people try to connect amongst the chaos of a global epidemic in which the infected lose their senses one at a time. An apocalyptic love story that focuses more on the love story than the apocalyptic. Would have preferred it the other way around.
Wife redeemed herself for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" pick with this one.
WE FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE.
Rihanna's song never made more sense, perfect sense actually, this may be my favorite performance by Ewan and Eva, both of them are ridiculously good in their roles, the storyline is so delicate and so heavy at the same time, I can't get my head around this film, fucking masterpiece.
God damn cried. Love these two actors.
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