Watched the Ultimate Cut on Netflix and it is a vast improvement on the film.
Just a few thoughts on my first watch of Citizen Kane. I've been watching movies for many years and for whatever reason never got around to this one until now. I found the Blu-Ray at my local library and thought this will be as good a time as any to see why this is considered "one of the greatest films of all time".
It's a fine film. It's easy to see why it is as revered as it is. I'm…
It's rare when you can fall completely in love with a movie on a first watch but this movie did it for me. The Criterion Blu-ray was purchased on a blind buy and I hoped if it was half as good as Fellini's 8 1/2 then it would be well worth the purchase.
From the opening helicopter aerial shots the film was followed by one beautiful sequence after another. Fellini does black and white, textures, landscapes, light and shadows like…
There are so many thoughts I have after watching the third and final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Batman Begins was an incredible re-introduction of Bruce Wayne/Batman's origin tale. The Dark Knight expanded on the legend with a story of madness and mayhem.
Now comes the final act of the Dark Knight's epic saga and with it a story of spectacle and drama. Batman encounters Bane (Tom Hardy), a villain who can match and even surpass him in strength…