Angels in America is wonderfully acted (Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright...) and it gives a very interesting insight into the life of gay people in New York in the 80s and their battles with aids.
It is also somewhat a mess but it is a fascinating mess. I have seen it twice and I'm still not sure what it is trying to say. What the core message is. I guess it is the acceptance of…
I like this film. I'm not sure what it is that keeps it from being a masterpiece. Can't put my finger on it, but I think it is quite close to being one. The most painful thing is how true it is. How the only ones who gain anything in war are the corporations and profit is more important than security. Who is making money on war today? Weapon producers and oil companies. And as for securities of the soldiers.…
I just saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover again or as I would call it, The Church, The Devil, Mankind and Jesus Christ.
There are probably many ways to look at and read The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover but one of the most obvious one has to be a religious interpretation.
Through out the film a young boy with blond hair, who looks like a Cherub, sings verses from Psalm 51, where sins are…
Béla Tarr is a hit and miss with me. This is, IMO, his best film. Simplicity becomes him! We have everything from a Béla Tarr film here, the wind, things blowing all over the place, long takes, beautiful black and white cinematography, dirty people, even dirtier animals, repetition of things, filmed from a different view, hopelessness and a dystopian world. Here Tarr's style works perfectly for the story.
There are going to be SPOILERS from here on!!!
What we have…