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Short, yet profound. The focus of one individual and how different factors lead to a varied life. Discovered via Film Movement's 1944 DVD release, this paired perfectly with Elmo Nuganen's wartime drama. The animation is simple, shocking, and will leave a lasting impression. I applaud Film Movement for highlighting short films and for the discussions they curate.
Watched via Film Movement's 1944 DVD release.
The truth is, there are a million stories about war. Each year, stories of courage, violence, and humanity centered around any of our historical wars or battles grace multiplexes around the world. The easy thought is to lump them all together with the philosophy that "they are all the same", but like the individual soldiers they depict - each has their own footprint as we try to remember the chaos of the past both here at home and around the…
When beginning this 317-minute, 1976, Bernardo Bertolucci directed epic, you must realize that this is a 317-minute 1976 Bernardo Bertolucci directed epic. The scope and size of Bertolucci's is powerful. The bold choice of colors, the intensity of each scene, the use of both sex and violence to weave his tightly woven story together is breathtaking. But, this isn't the film for everyone. Joseph and I have talked about those "cinematic vegetables" that may not be enjoyable upon first bite,…
Not quite a superhero film, though it bears the Marvel stamp. More of a space-pirate, band-of-losers, FOOTLOOSE-referencing, physical media respecting, for-the-love-of-all-that-is-1980s, man-did-Lee-Pace beef-up, James-Gunn-keeps-it-in-the-family, perfect summer blockbuster involving a talking raccoon and an empathetic tree. Gunn's ability to handle such a big movie was not without some jagged edges (misuse of secondary characters with accents, flat villains, Howard looked horrible!), but this is nearly 100% stronger than any other Marvel film to-date. As someone worried about the cineplex of the…