I'm something of a filmmaker myself.
Positively stirring, like a really good orgasm.
Starts out slowly, like a rusty music box, and then builds to a thrilling apex through a crescendo of fucking tight cut-ins before leaving you off in the afterglow of gorgeous, sweeping POV shots and wide landscapes of the Willow Springs Raceway.
This film, along with Initial D really made me appreciate cars and understand why so many people love driving so much.
The single greatest documentary about filmmaking ever produced, Empire of Dreams for me is a cozy film that covers not only the genesis and production side of a major motion picture, but also the business end of things and the kind of risks that are involved in the high-stakes game of popular film production.
This, along with the DVD bonus materials of the Prequel Trilogy are what initially made me interested in motion pictures as an artform in and of…
A nearly perfect pastiche of the Republic adventure serials of yore with distinctly meta and self-aware comedic undertones that nonetheless never once take me out of the film or its setting.
Four whole and shining stars. One withheld due to the limited amount of screen time spooky Imhotep gets.
Nothing against Arnold Vosloo. I just happen to be really passionate about skeletons and skeletal things.
Going into 'Casino Royale' for a revisit, I'd forgotten much of this picture. I last saw it some 13 years ago and dismissed most of it at the time because it didn't feel like the silly and irreverent Sir Roger Moore films I'd grown up loving, lacking the maturity and understanding at the time to appreciate what I then believed to be a new take on an old character, but which, as it actually turns out, was an old and…