Come Josephine in my flying machine
Going up she goes! Up she goes!
Balance yourself like a bird on a beam
In the air she goes! There she goes!
Skyborn is the little film that could. Touching, emotional and soaring. It's production values belies its small budget, and Jamie Stone makes full use of the sound design and production design to create an immersive atmosphere. Swirling fog, clanking cans and an ever-present gust define the dystopian landscape.
But the emotional…
I didn't anticipate how in love with this film I would be. It's so meta, so layered. And when the lines between the actors and the characters started to blur, that's when it started hitting all the right notes for me. Kristen Stewart gives a quietly assured performance here, playing off and being played off on by Binoche. It's fascinating how she (intentionally or otherwise) parallels her real life. So many themes explored here - the anxieties of aging, the…
It's confounding. It's thought-provoking. It's unexpected. All the things a good documentary should be.
Makes you think about what art is; where do you draw the line between creativity and delusion? What makes art?
The documentary in itself is nothing like what I've watched before. It takes your preconceived notions and flips it on your head. Extraordinary.
I'm still blown away, speechless really.
"I think the joke is on... I don’t know who the joke is on, really. I don’t even know if there is a joke."
Ryan Gosling gives a layered performance in a role that hints at the potential he showed fully in Drive. Doing so much with so little, Gosling lays bare the empty life of a drug addict struggling to get by. Shareeka Epps matches him brilliantly as the guarded young girl who won't take no for an answer. Unwittingly discovering Gosling's character Dan Dunne's secret, she ends up being the one holding him up, rather than the other way around. Their chemistry…