I did not have high hopes for this film.
A slow-burn drama about a couple's emotional and spiritual struggles stemming from the husband's extra-martial affair...and it's set in a Mennonite community in Mexico.
Turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Channeling Bergman, Reygadas crafts a beautifully serene drama that came across (to me anyway) as an updated version of Varda's Le Bonheur (maybe because I just saw that film a little while ago). However, Reygadas, with the help of…
I knew this was going to be the toughest segment of my whole 'Film Viewing Resolution' endeavor. I just don't see the greatness everyone else sees and talks about. Mostly because the West bores me. Cowboys bore me. Horses bore me. The desert bores me. Plateaus bore me.
But more importantly, that whole "Aww, shucks!", "Gee, Willakerrs (sp?)" shit really irritates me.
All that being said, this John Ford classic is slightly confusing. On one hand,…
Often times certain films hold a special place in my heart, as I am sure the same can be said of almost everyone else. My memory of The Royal Tenenbaums involves a group of friends driving one hour (both ways) to Baltimore to catch it at the Charles Theater. At the time, that was the only way to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, since growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one did not have the opportunity to see…
Baz Luhrmann is the greatest turd polisher in the business or, maybe, it's the studio. He just throws glitz and glamour on top of shit until it sparkles.
The exceedingly over-abundant CGI effects were nauseating - using it places that seemed completely unnecessary. How many times are were going to zoom across from Gatsby's house to Daisy's. I get it THEY LIVE ACROSS FROM EACH OTHER.
The acting from all of the minor characters is abysmal. Like the characters at…