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  • The Greatest Love of All Time

    The Greatest Love of All Time

    ★★★

    I am guessing that this is the second documentary I've seen from Borowczyk? The Greatest Love of All Time details the production of an incredibly grotesque and in some way, beautifully odd painting. I know that's contradictory, but you have to admit, I can't really describe it any other way. Borowczyk intercuts the mapping out of the painting, the detailed precision of every brush stroke and smudge to make the painting come alive. Featuring a musical accompaniment, The Greatest Love…

  • The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist

    ★★★★

    Reviewed on Cinema Eclectica #141 - Merry Dick Maas Everybody!

    I don't know how faithful this film is towards Sestero's original book, but for all I can say, The Disaster Artist makes for a very entertaining film detailing the production of one of the 'best' worst movies ever made, The Room. James Franco nails Wiseau, Dave Franco is completely committed as Sestero, and there are some mad skills going on in the set design and camera departments; how much of…

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  • Phantom

    Phantom

    ★★★½

    Week #3 of Film School Drop Outs Challenge 2017 - German Expressionism (1920 - 1927)

    My list | Original list

    F. W. Murnau was one of the most influential directors working in the realms of silent cinema. His adaptation of Dracula, simply entitled Nosferatu is one of the most beloved horror films of 1920's, Faust is an epic folklore tale that holds up upon multiple viewings, even when he moved over to Hollywood to make Sunrise, he was still cranking…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★½

    Reviewed on Cinema Eclectica #98 - Skeletor's Leaning Tower of Rocks

    La La Land is the cinematic equivalent of this part from a YMS video. Harsh much? Well, I don't think it's harsh enough. What I mean is that the first act is insanely fun, breezy and beautiful. But by the 40-minute mark, the film collapses thanks to its tired nostalgic leanings and its own shallow content and characters. Whiplash is a film that I adore and Chazelle is someone…