The film of discussion for vol, 4 episode 3 or Weekend at Crombie's: out now.
The film of discussion for Weekend at Crombie's, volume 4 episode 3. Out now.
I tend to find that Son has a tendency to massively complicated relatively straightforward stories. To the point that I don't really know what's going on. The thing is, I'm fairly well-versed in Japanese cinema too, and got a lot of the references a meaning. But was still generally lost due to the storytelling.
Looks great though.
An absolute stone cold classic, obviously. And the first film for discussion on the new Weekend at Crombie's spinoff podcast, Weekend at Crombie's 2: The Legend of Crombie's Gold.
This podcast looks at the work of one director across four decades of their work - one film per decade. The director for 2021 is David Fincher.
Look out for the podcast, releasing soon and then quarterly.
Hugely disappointing follow up to Carney's brilliant Once, and diverting Begin Again. I have four main issues with this film:
1). The main actor is horribly miscast - I wanted to watch a film about his brother, or his other band-mates more than him - the pretentious, pious arse.
2). The film begins well - its funny and I was settling in for a sweet, simple story about the minutiae of growing pains. Very quickly, the film abandons any interest…
A 70s style thriller in the same vein (but not the same class) as The Conversation. The first half an hour set up an interesting premise, with some nice visuals - transcribing audio recordings of political discussions the main protagonist thinks he hears something more sinister.
Unfortunately it takes a very uninspiring path - and moves away from the claustrophobia of the transcribing into fairly bog standard (and with a distinct lack of internal logic) thriller fare.