Since I watched this with my 9-month-old son (pictured: i.imgur.com/TOR6Kt5.jpg), I will let him review the six parts of this anthology film.
1. "Saint-Germain-des-Prés" Directed by Jean Douchet
Completely transfixed. I sat in my Dad's lap the whole time. There were a lot of pretty colors.
2 ."Gare du Nord" Directed by Jean Rouch
I was so mad at my Dad for making me watch another goddamn French movie where attractive young people bitch about how awful marriage is and…
Germans are reputed to have both a weird sense of humour and a weird relationship with the events of world war 2. It's hard to say whether this film is clever satire, silly satire, silly comedy or a dumb time travel movie.
Hitler dies in the fuhrer bunker, and wakes up 70 years later in modern Berlin. After a confusing and poorly acted couple of days he realises that his war effort has been delayed and there is a lot…
When I was an agoraphobic psychotic 13 year old in 1987, my most prized possession was a VHS tape I had made myself by recording David Cronenberg's The Fly and Aliens off of HBO. I watched those movies over and over. I barely went to school that fall. I had not finished the end of 7th Grade because incarcerated in a for-profit psychiatric hospital for children, let out to go to an academic summer program, which was a bad idea…
just over four years ago, in my senior year of high school, i was driving home from my part-time job (a particularly mundane shift from what i can remember), speeding down the local hwy-35 trying to get home as fast as possible so i could maybe finish watching a movie before i needed to get some sleep. it couldn't have been any later than 11pm but it was dark & dreary enough that my mind keeps trying to convince me it…
Why can't I give a movie zero stars? It's a shame, because this movie, if you can even call it that, is unequivocal shit. Whilst watching this, I had to take multiple breaks to listen to TED talks just to make sure intelligence wasn't leaking away from my brain entirely.
This movie follows three douchebags, douchebag #1, douchebag #2, and Russian douchebag. None of them are funny, and if the people of my generation truly find this funny, you have…
Watched to finish the quadrilogy. Not bad, not great though. Some interesting twists, but somewhat predictable and foreshadowed in part 1.
1. Why do we have shitty, blueprint holograms in sci-fi in the future? Is there no other kind of mapping device where we can't have retina resolution? Gimme the Google Maps holo machine.
2. The "mutts" we're essentially the same peeps from The Descent right? Blind, albino, humanoids.
Okay, a third thing: I felt like I was matching The Maze Runner 1. All these tween book adaptations are starting to blur.
I loved this movie. It caught me in the right mood, I guess. My wife thought it was great too, but she couldn't quite be as enthusiastic about it as I.
There is a lot wrong, technically. Continuity issues, some almost inexcusable overacting, and some very silly characters. I think that's why my wife decided it didn't quite hit the spot. It's why I can't give it five stars.
However, the tear-jerking, understated and note-perfect performance from Sam Neill was…
This is a pretty bonkers film, and should probably be viewed as an extended music video for an avant-guard, neo-jefferson-airplane, drug-culture trance band.
I think the main gist of the film is that all the depressed people in the modern world are really victims of a kidnapper who uses parasitic mind-controlling maggots to hypnotise them into giving him all their savings, and then uses them as hosts for new parasitic mind controlling maggots, which he then transplants into pigs so…
I spent most of 2011 trying not to kill myself. I remember quite clearly--it still brings tears to my eyes--one of the crucial moments of uplift that carried me through. My friend David, a man who is the world to me, a brother and a confidant, was driving me to go out to eat (we do this a lot), and it had been a while since we had last done so. And he's just talking, the way he does (which…
It is rare for me to finish a film and be unable to form any real opinion on it. Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, loosely based on Michel Faber’s novel of the same name, is a film that deliberately defies easy understanding. It is a befuddling, enigmatic and contradictory work that demands total engagement from its audience as it avoids all the trappings of a conventional movie. Yet after I left the theatre, both impressed and disappointed, I have been…
To my cisgender friends, I ask that, even if you would not normally do so, you please read this. This film was made for cisgender people, so I feel it important that I write this for cisgender people. I would not normally watch this movie, but it has been a subject of some discussion on this site in a way that has compelled me to watch it in order to discuss it credibly. I do not imagine what I have…
I once worked with a man who walked around the office with an anti-gay marriage petition, asking everyone to sign it. Many did. I refused. At the time, my daughter was less than a year old and the man with a clipboard decided to try to convince me to sign my name on the dotted line by bringing her into the conversation.
"What would you say to your daughter if she saw two men kissing?" he asked.
Talk to her.…