18 / Film student / Screenwriter
I don’t rate short films under 15 minutes!
“Don’t throw your life away”
”Don’t worry honey, I’ve got nine”
The Bat, the Cat and the Rat. Matt Reeves’ The Batman is less about a caped crusader, and more about the world’s greatest detective; confronting the sheer brains of the iconic character, rather than the brawn. As a neo-noir, The Batman relishes in the intricacies of the genre; yes, Pattison’s dark knight is a moody cynic who would rather inflict pain on the working class than go to therapy,…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“I’m God’s lonely man”
Perverted romance. Bickle, Travis. New York’s neon glow has never looked sexier, as the yellow beacon of a big apple taxi cab wipes away rain from its windshield. Water to wash away the filth. Travis Bickle awaits the day when the scum of the street are scrubbed away, as he speaks to a future assassination target; oblivious to the fact that without the scum, he couldn’t and wouldn’t exist.
As an exploration of existentialism and heroism…
“Time will apparently heal everything, but what if time is the illness?”
Wim Wenders’ constant combination, and hence juxtaposition, of silent era German expressionism, and a Walter Hill/Scorsese Taxi Driver neon dream interpretation of a wall-divided 80s Berlin - I mean, just look at those dark and moody, yet authentic underground club scenes - is nothing short of exceptional filmmaking. This is an electric concept too; I’m not one to believe in a higher power or especially winged guardians, but…
“The work offers the subject a chance to speak of things they have never spoken of. A chance to see themselves as subjects worthy of time and attention. The work offers the subjects the creation of an image of self, the distributions of which they cannot control, on a global scale, in perpetuity”
- An incomplete list of what the cameraperson enables, by Kristen Johnson
We’re lost, they’re exploring.
Too many people are unaware of the visual language of Cinema. The tools a director uses to tell a story so that it burns its way into the minds of an audience. Punch-Drunk Love is one of those films that burned its way into my mind. Its story, imagery and score are so captivating, simple and delightfully unexpected that it presents new meaning and insights into its writer and director, Paul Thomas Anderson.
Punch-Drunk Love tells the story of a lonely…