The Silver Screen Wanderer
Highlighted faves are top first watches of July.
“I would have followed you, my brother. My captain. My king.”
If you've never seen the extended editions of these films you are sorely missing out. They are the only versions I will watch. The theatrical cuts are tighter but lack depth in some areas. For example, this film better explores Boromir and his character's background and motivation. In the theatrical cut Boromir is simply an opposition, there to cause division, and only at the end does he redeem himself.…
What a gorgeous film. Every frame is a painting for director Mikhaïl Kalatozov. This is the first film of Kalatozov that I've dove into and I'm blown away by how artistic he was with his camera work. Russian directors seem to have had a knack for groundbreaking camera work. Russian directors all used the camera so well.
Kalatozov liked his Dutch angles and tracking shots didn’t he? Kalatozov has many tracking shots and small camera movements sprinkled in. This camera…
Gotta hand it to Baz, he has a particular style and it works. A true auteur as the definition goes.
Overall, a very well done film. Personally a bit long and I think it had some luls at times. It’s tough when you open the film with so much energy to then have those deeper moments and they don’t resonate as well as they should.
Austin Butler is hands down the star of the show. One of the best performances…
After thinking about it for the past hour, I have come to the conclusion that this is a solid 5-stars for me. Heart pounding, explosive, and relentless. Gotham’s elite are hunted mercilessly by a deranged yet methodical psychopath. And the caped crusader must figure it out. Paving the way for a calculated, practical, protagonist. The both are accompanied by a symphony of strong and fleshed out characters. In my opinion, the significance of this piece resides predominantly in its visual…
I am absolutely in love with this film. From the beginning, the strange aura that this film had entranced me into its story and it’s world. The entire time I was deep into the legend of Gawain and The Green Knight.
There’s a lot to unpack with this film quite honestly and I don’t think I can do it Justice right away. I think I’d need to see it again to really understand it all. Nonetheless I loved everything from…