I'm also anxious to see if this will finally get you fuckers to properly embrace The Fountain.
The world might have turned on Malick as well if he looked like David Arquette.
As to Tree of Life... It is undoubtedly a masterpiece. I'm a bit hesitant about the structure... I wonder whether or not it would have been more effective without resting in the memory in one massive chunk. I need to see it again. Probably next weekend.
That said... the comparison to The Fountain is appalling. That film is a clunky pot of schlock steeped in hollywood melodrama. Tree of Life is anything but...
Herzog's on Colbert tonight. Pretty funny, but I could listen to that guy talk for hours.
My Tree of Life review will have to wait until the weekend. Turns out I couldn't make it into Atlanta on Saturday. I did see Everything Must Go and The Beaver on Sunday, both of which had their moments. They're actually both pretty interesting in how they don't try too hard to make the protagonists particularly likable. Gibson's character, especially, is a turd throughout the movie, and there's only a hint of redemption at the end. Guy might be a twerp in real life, but I actually came away from the movie thinking more of him as an actor.
And of course The Seductions of Ingmar Bergman if you want to check Sparks performing a musical they put together live with Guy Maddin directing.
Another Earth, The Future & The Innkeepers should be good as well. I'm sure there are some other gems I'm missing out on too.
Attack The Block looks fucking horrible. I'm surprised to see so many people interested in it. i read the synopsis a few weeks ago and was all "oh that sounds cool!" and then saw the trailer and couldn't fucking believe it. Prove me wrong, I guess.
It looked fun to me, but nothing special.
I have no idea why the Chemical Brothers were involved, and Cate Blanchett was terribly miscast, but Hanna turned out to be a better than average thriller. I just realized it's the same girl from Atonement so I'll withhold my predictions of big things to come from the lead actress.
It's the same director as Atonement as well
This almost makes me want to watch The Soloist.
Don't. Bad idea.
"White people's skin is their jewelry." -Heems
While his films frustrate me, I mostly find them boring. The only thing I find particularly memorable is the subsequent conversations that make me wonder what I'm missing.
I rewatched the Legend directors cut for probably the first time in 6 years tonight and fuck that's a an amazing movie, especially for an early work by a young director. I'm looking forward to listening to the commentary during a slow work day tomorrow
Aurora, the new film from Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu), looks fucking incredible:
I listened to Ridley Scott's commentary on the Legend Director's Cut dvd today. As usual, Scott proves to be one of the best commentators out there. He always comes to the table extremely well prepared and has a ton of really neat information about every process of the production. I'm always happy about how technical he's willing to get.
I've been having a bit of a love affair with Ridley Scott the last couple of years and he's really become on of my all time favorite directors. There's still about 4 of his films I've yet to see. Even when working with scripts/projects that aren't the best, he's such a fucking craftsman that he really pours his guts into a movie.
Finally got a few ppl together for Tree of Life + dinner tomorrow. So damn excited to see it. Hopefully you guys don't consider this misuse of the thread. Arclight + dinner...
Off Vine, Kabuki, Fabiolus or Los Balcones de Peru? (No to Umami; done it far too often).