Once in a great while, a film enters your life and grants you with an experience that is like nothing you've undergone before. Anxiety emerges, your perception is altered, an overpowering sense of atmosphere festers, your body temperature changes, and everything prior to that moment feels insignificant. You have entered another world and there is no escape. It's challenged your perception of reality, of time, of space.
The documentary film, "Leviathan" achieved, in my experience, everything I aforementioned. It's relentless,…
A delightfully crude albeit "dumb" examination of suburban lifestyle that is most entertaining when watched in its entirety rather then in individual episodes. It's certainly alien in comparison to Lynch's other works, but it does maintain his consistent sense of humor along with a rather mesmerizing sound design, and some singing ants.
It’s sad that everyone realizes Tim Burton operates best when he places story before visual aesthetics except for Tim Burton himself. While “Big Fish” is full of lavish, dream-like visual imagery, it also bears a strong moral story and decent father/son relationship that slightly takes a backseat to Burton’s magical touch until the film's conclusion. Nonetheless, it’s scattered with a handful of moments that emotionally resonated with me in a big way. It remains one of Burton’s stronger efforts, and one that never disappoints upon re-watch.
For my money, Quentin Dupieux's "Wrong" just does about everything exactly right. A perfect piece of absurd surrealism that deconstructs how we handle everyday tribulations along with our social interactions shared between gardeners, neighbors, co-workers, and pizza employees. A fantastic journey through the strange and random that provides the audience with memorable comedic performances and visceral, fun-house imagery that will forever be remembered.