I'm torn on The Act of Killing. Either I was disappointed because of the incredible hype and expectations I had going into the film, or I missed something. It's such a fascinating subject but I feel like the film could have been much better. There were some form and structure issues that kept me from being truly impacted from what I was watching. Sure, the access of the film and hearing these men talk about the horrible crimes they committed is intriguing, but I think I'm missing the goal of the film.
Interesting on so many levels. First thing that stood out was the begone era being documented. It made me think about how powerful today's amazing documentaries will be in 50, 100 years. Seeing a past time period is interesting enough, and that's before we get to the actual topic of the documentary.
Salesman is a rather amazing documentary. It's beautifully shot in a cinematic style, not your typical documentary, and definitely not typical for 1968. And the premise...aggressive salesman pushing expensive bibles. Bless the Maysles brothers for documenting this amazing concept.
Let's be real, this is more a work of art than anything some old French or Italian dude painted a bunch of years ago. You don't have to watch any other movie to know that this is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made. One of the best movies, period. Amazing shot after amazing shot, through the entire film. It only takes you about five minutes into the movie to realize you are watching something truly amazing, and Kubrick doesn't disappoint.…
This is a very powerful movie, led by a strong lead performance by Peter Mullan. He stars as Joseph, a rageful and violent man who is starting to see his own flaws but can't seem to change. He meets a woman, Hannah, and the movie documents a transitioning time in both their lives.
I kind of put off watching this, these intense emotionally painful movies are not what I'm usually in the mood to watch, but this wasn't as hard…