I mean, such an incredible effort. Thank you Peter Jackson for giving us this amazing gift.
Hard to believe it’s been nearly 22 years since this hit theatres and I still remember seeing it on the big screen in January 2000. I was young and impressionable and at the time, Robert Zemeckis was one of those filmmakers who just dazzles. So going into Cast Away I was a little taken aback by how restrained he was. Not a bad thing, just different to so many of the films that I saw at a young age. But…
I have fond, fond memories of Swingers.
Swingers is one of these experiences you had to have when it first came out. As a late teenager at the time (closer to my twenties), what Vince and Jon do in this movie was pretty much what I was doing (except the whole Vegas thing and saying 'beautiful babies' a lot). Hanging out with friends, trying to look cool, going to new clubs and bars, buying expensive drinks (or stealing others at…
Gondry is in complete control with The Science of Sleep. He wrote and directed this absolute wonder of a film. You can feel his playful energy in every frame, with Gael García Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourg throwing themselves into Gondry's head and really understanding his vision.
It's filmmakers like Gondry, who when they have total ownership over their material, make you see the pure magic that cinema can provide. Glorious!