"Among Ravens" is a peculiar metaphor-laced film that is right up my alley. I dunno why but I've always had a thing for films about a group of friends getting back together, "Big Chill" style. Here, it's a group of friends getting together for 4th of July, seen through the eyes of a young girl named Joey (a brilliant performance from rising star Johnny Sequoyah).
And then there's Chad, a nature photographer whose presence touches the lives of the friends…
A demented cross between "Cool World", "Antiviral", "Cold Souls" and a Bill Plympton cartoon, Ari Folman's fantasmagorically futuristic Hollywood Satire-cum-Animated dystopian epic "The Congress" is not only a rumination on the career of star Robin Wright but also life, death, heaven, hell, dreams, reality and everything in between.
Folman's film clearly has a lot to say and he doesn't hold very many hands as we watch in amazement and befuddlement as Robin Wright (the character, who is also the actress)…
I second everything Corey "Goon" Pierce said even though I liked it more than he did. Listen, this movie has been overhyped and overrated like crazy. This is not revolutionary, "game changing" filmmaking, it's just a pretty darn solid popcorn horror-comedy with good performances from Whitford, Jenkins and Fran Kranz as well as some cool cameos (although Jodelle Ferland is wasted which should be punishable by law!) I won't spoil the last half hour but the effects were terrible in…