Discussed here on Filmspotting #648 along with our Top 5 Stephen King Movie Scares.
In the doc that precedes the 40th anniversary release, director Denis Villeneuve suggests the movie is a personal one for Spielberg beyond his obvious fascination with the material. He says the movie is about movie-making too, which struck me as a little trite - and cliche - in the moment. I mean, how many directors and their films has this been said about / could it be said about?
And yet, watching this time, I was struck by Roy Neary's…
Forget finally confronting "Upstream Color," or the eventual Sacred Cow conversation about "2001"... Having completed my "Before Sunrise/Sunset" homework, I can't imagine anything more daunting than seeing and discussing "Midnight." I find I'm utterly incapable of talking about these films in a rational, analytical way. Remember Ebert's joyous opening to his "Almost Famous" review?
Oh, what a lovely film. I was almost hugging myself while I watched it.
That's me with "Sunrise/Sunset", except instead of an impulse to hug myself,…