QUOTE (maian @ Oct 14 2011, 09:02 AM)
Midnight In Paris
not seen this, but my mum won't shut up about how good she thought it was...
QUOTE (omni @ Oct 24 2011, 08:26 AM)
The Brothers Bloom - 2008
i thought this was awful, but i do love 'hudson hawk'...
QUOTE (maian @ Oct 25 2011, 09:32 PM)
Tokyo Godfathers A wonderful film that just made me all the more sad that we aren't going to see any more works from Kon.
yes and yes...
QUOTE (maian @ Nov 6 2011, 07:16 PM)
Wuthering Heights (2011) I won't say too much about it since I've already written four separate reviews of it for different websites, so am a little bit tired of talking about it, but it is very, very good.
i'll disagree on this one. i thought it was technically very well made, but with a lot of bad decisions on content. sound design is almost flawless, cinematography, lighting and editing are all wonderful, but some of the content (on a purely visual basis) is just really trite. as for the narrative, it's just okay but the film really suffers badly, having let you get to know two performers, then switching to two different performers when the film reaches its most emo moments; these then come across as being drastically overblown and it's really, really hard to give a shit about the characters. also, the decision of the director to include the phrase "f***ing c***s" was a poor one, in my opinion; it smacks of a pathetic attempt to engage with the youth, with a look, i can use the bad swears way. shiiting rubbish...
the best thing about seeing this at the opening gala of liff last month was when i walked out at the end, saw the adult heathcliffe being so pissed that, having already been escorted out of the screening by security, he was looking as if he was about to start a fight with the mild mannered film festival director. the director of the film had to take him by the arm and take him for a walk in the fresh air to calm him down. brilliant.
QUOTE (maian @ Nov 10 2011, 12:27 AM)
Hard Eight/Sydney (1996)
if you have the dvd with the pta commentary then listen, i think that is something you'd like...
QUOTE (Raven @ Nov 12 2011, 12:16 PM)
lovable, but dreadful...
QUOTE (maian @ Nov 16 2011, 11:47 PM)
The Element of Crime (1984)
amazing film. and, a great lars commentary on the dvd...
QUOTE (maian @ Nov 21 2011, 10:59 PM)
The Artist (2011) Absolutely stunning and easily one of the five best films I've seen this year.
It was also great watching this in the Hyde Park Picturehouse in Leeds, which has all the trappings of an old-style theatre and was a really perfect venue.
yep, totally agree. it is amazing. so, i was totally in the same screening as you, assuming you saw this on the last day of liff? it was the best film of the film festival as far as i was concerned.
QUOTE (Serafina_Pekkala @ Dec 7 2011, 01:55 PM)
yeah, this is one of my favourite films. so many incredible touches. almost perfect.
personally, i've watched loads of films. some have been good, some have been shit...
the artist - brilliant
i am jesus - ace documentary on three people who think they are jesus
the ballad of genesis and lady jaye - i love mr orrige
sex mission - funny eighties sci-fi comedy
the sound of noise - deliciously silly norwegian comedy
if... - finally watched, thoroughly enjoyed...
and, i really feel as if i must say that 'shame' is absolutely fucking rubbish. rubbish.