Saturday, July 14, 2018

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #129


Amidst a wild flat meadow encircled by an Edenic lush forest, a couple have cocooned themselves in a secluded mansion that was not so long ago burned to the ground, devotedly restored by the supportive wife. Within this safe environment, the once famous middle-aged poet husband is desirous of creating his magnum opus; however, he seems unable to break out of the persistent creative rut that haunts him. Then, unexpectedly, a knock at the door, the sudden arrival of a cryptic late-night visitor and his intrusive wife will stimulate the writer's stagnant imagination. Little by little, much to the perplexed wife's surprise, the more chaos he lets in their haven, the better for his punctured male ego. In the end, will this incremental mess blemish, irreparably, the couple's inviolable sanctuary? Written by Nick Riganas (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

Having been blown away by the first few films of Darren Aronofsky I patiently waited for his next feature, that being MOTHER!. I didn’t necessarily know what to expect, but I had heard some things, which forced me to be ready for anything. Upon watching much like his other film Requiem of a Dream I was lulled into a sense of comfortability and then all hell broke loose. In MOTHER! though much of the visual and storytelling came from symbols that the writer/director used in an allegoric fashion to tell this expansive story. Several viewings seem to be the norm to grasp the real story being told so be patient and keep your eyes open. If all else fails go to YouTube and watch a video on MOTHER! explained. So for MOTHER! I give it 4 stars of 5.
 

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #128


Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

Not necessarily one for the factory of super hero films coming out be they Marvel or DC, but I gave THOR: RAGNAROK a spin on a whim. Upon taking a look I was pleasantly surprised as the feel I was getting was a bit irreverent even somewhat taking itself somewhat not so serious. I also felt THOR: RAGNAROK had an interesting interaction between Marvel characters, that also for one not so wrapped up in character timelines, felt made for an entertaining story. So for THOR: RAGNAROK 3.75 stars of 5.



Thursday, July 5, 2018

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #127


In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting-used to produce the mythical book Hitchcock/Truffaut-this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo. Hitchcock's incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today's leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader. Written by Cohen Media Website (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

This week has me screening another documentary this one is HITCHCOCK & TRUFFAUT. This doc has two of cinemas greatest auteur speaking on the art of filmmaking and their differing approaches. That being part of the conversation I knew I had to view it. Upon watching I felt the doc delivered a very interesting look at Hitchcock’s work and his legacy and this idea of experimentation that throughout the life of Hitchcock he seldom did. So for HITCHCOCK & TRUFFAUT I give it 4 stars of 5.