What a mediocre mushy mishmash of a film. For something the purports to be a dangerous and edgy fairy tale, why does it pull every single punch? Why is everything so tedious and bloody familiar? What is up with the big 'rah-rah speech' given by stewart that sounds like The Dude explaining "New Shit Has Come To Light" in the back of a limo to The Big Lebowski? Why, world? Why?
So much time and energy has been spent talking about Blade Runner in the ensuing three decades that one might start to doubt just how much audiences rejected the film upon it's 1982 release. Offering new insights into Ridley Scott's second science fiction mash-up masterpiece (here Sci-Fi and L.A. Noir) which followed immediately after Alien, is rather difficult. Suffice it to say that production design and mood play a significant part in the films lasting appeal. The film uses some…
I know a lot of people (whose opinions I really respect) really loved Cabin in the Woods and I generally dig anything Joss; hell I very, very much wanted to be on board with this.
The proof is in the pudding: I cannot imagine watching a movie in 2012 that I was more indifferent towards. Sure, there is a tonne more money and glossy cinematography, but really, is this much better than Monster Brawl or Jack Brooks, Monster Slayer?…
Ego. Shame. Fear. Guilt. All are underscored here insofar as problems can spiral out of control when people push each other to the limit. Even moreso, A Separation shows the true ineffectualness of any bureaucratic legal body to sort out problems that are best suited to dramatization. Thus, we are armed with the God's Eye view, and A SEPARATION appeals to logic, empathy, and yes, judgement. It's the Iranian version of THE SWEET HEREAFTER, in its own way, and damn…