Funny and disturbing at the same time, Profondo Rosso conjugates camp and low budget with the eye and soul of a great director. There are rare cases in which one can say a movie made them laugh out loud just before being disgusted and horrified by the images presented on screen, but Profondo Rosso thrives off of his oxymoronic nature, finding life in the weird touch point between pulp and camp. Feeling like the work of an amateur and that…
The Scent of Green Papaya is a miracle of filmmaking. Directed by Tran Ahn Hung, born in Vietnam but living in France, it was made entirely in a studio in France, with French amateurs actors that spoke little to no Vietnamese with the ones that did all speaking different dialects. It would seem an impossible task to make a period drama about life in 50s Saigon under these circumstances, but director Tran Ahn Hung made the best out of what…
I should probably stop try to watch romantic movies because I'm clearly uncapable of enjoying them.
Let's start with the good stuff: the first part (before they go off the train) it's actually really nice, yes, it's very romantic, but the dialogues are good and make you care about the two characters, almost as if you're there, listening to two people talking for the first time. Okay, end of the good things.
After they got off the train the dialogues…