favorites: films currently on my mind
pure intimacy. it’s characters slithering their way through the heart of one man only for his world to be rocked to find that their evil. hark masterfully plays with color and the capacity of the moving image, at times fight scenes becoming near blurry and that had me shouting in exhilaration. tsui’s production design combined with his visual work is something to behold. a color extravaganza that subverts your expectations. absolutely blown away by this one
one of the most astonishing aspect of tsui hark’s films (from the ones i’ve seen) is his blocking and dangerous encounters of the first kind is no exception. each thrilling chase sequences is beautifully presented making the camera give the space and atmosphere more light to the heightened intensity. nonetheless, dangerous encounters rules amongst being an entertaining thrill ride from the master who understands what cinema should be, to entertain!
“Will God Forgive Us”
Catholicism and filmmaking have not met eye to eye with one another, each film has come off as preachy or straight up offensive on not understanding what the religion truly signifies. First Reformed is more than your typical “religious movie” it is a cathartic and at times agony inducing experience. The film follows Reverend Toller, a man who seemly has lost all hope for humanity; he has faith in his religion but also has lost faith…
cinema of adaptation through interpretation. luhrmann sees the book as a flashy, campy andromantic story about two lost souls caught in a battlefield of love. luhrmann goes all in here, hell on release baz released this in 3D! the great gatsby is a stunning and aducaious body of work that feels like a product of 2013 culture while also being an assault for the senses for future generations to understand f. scott fitzgerald’s story on a grand cinematic perspective. one of my favorite movies of all time