"Bradley" - October '18, Los Angeles, California // Guys I'm geeking out right now. I can't stop thinking about #BradleyCooper
's performance in #AStarIsBorn
!! It was absolutely flawless. Truth all over the screen. Even the pauses were heavy with emotion. And I could listen to him sing all day (who am I joking... we all know I have the damn soundtrack on loop 😉). // 📷@ryanpfluger
We watched Mandy. Did it take itself seriously? How was Nic Cage? What's with all the lights? Listen to find out! #movies #nicolascage #mandy
Our review of "The Happy Prince" can be read on NextBestPicture.com (Link in Bio)
| BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE |
| Dir. Drew Goddard |
| 2018 | 141 mins |
| USA |
| 80 out of 100 |
🎟 NEW RELEASE 🎟
⭐️ TOP PICK ⭐️
Swipe ⬅️ for review. In cinemas now.
Film stills courtesy of 20th Century Fox and edited by Jesue Valle.
“Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice.”
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) | Dir: Frank Darabont
He knew his character well.
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Cattet and Forzani's
THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS (2013)
Belgium/France/Luxembourg - 102 minutes.
MY REVIEW: When the closing credits popped up I chuckled to myself but it was cautious, disbelieving. "Wha-whaa-what? No, wait, was that supposed to make sense?"
However... Brilliantly stylized, surreal, trippy, horror mystery. Like giallo on acid with rich colors and vivid striking images and brief scenes jumping out at you via experimental quick edits and seamless shifts in scenes that take you a moment to realize you are now someplace else. With a tightly integrated amazing soundtrack. But...
...I suspect it IS all supposed to make sense. Part of me wants to jump right back into the heart of this kaleidoscope to see if I might stop it spinning long enough to gain understanding of the separate parts. I suspect it's a film that will benefit from a second viewing although I also suspect some of it might never become clear. Bit of a toss up after one time through.
Despite that, it is undeniably an incredible cinematic experience. Fascinating and visually stunning.
8 out of 10
Movie Rating : 8.8/10
Director: David Fincher
Two major reasons why i'm excited about this review : First, i'm freakin baaaaaack after the top ten challenge. Don't get me wrong, i had fun but it made me miss blabbering about films. Secondly, David Fincher has redeemed himself in Zodiac after my dismay over Fight Club. I can hear you cracking those knuckles Fight Club fans, but in my arena, your Bull, was shhhhhh..short of a convincing ending after that terrific build up. It was slayed rather than it preyed on. Anyway, so for the Fincher rebound, Zodiac provided for a superb cinematic rendition of the Robert Graysmith's book about one of USA's most infamous unsolved crimes. The movie is a legit thriller that took me playing along with the crypting, complication and bewilderment of an almost Jack The Ripper version of contemporary time. It effectively swayed my emotions and sent me to the edge of my seat and anxiety down to my gut, like an immersion phenomenon was occuring. The production design, musical score and soundtrack set the environment steered to menace my senses and stir fear. I give the film credit for that haunting feeling and baffling state of mind post screening. The ensemble of actors is one factor that brought about the film's compelling material which is of course attrubuted to Finch's outstanding directorial work. Zodiac is a must see and far from wasting your time so move that finger into adding this film 👌 #Zodiac #DavidFincher #filmreview #filmreviews #filmfestivals #cinephile #filmnerd #filmgeek #cinephilecommunity #filmbuff #filmcritic #movie #movienight #moviejunkie #movienerd #moviefan #instamovie #instamovies #instafilm #instacinema #hollywood #movielover #moviebuff #passion #classic
WEEKLY POLL RESULTS (10/7/18)
“Which Is Your Favorite Ryan Gosling Performance?” Here are your Top 10 results...
The Great Dictator (1940) 🎬
is an incredible movie (especially in #4DX
where I felt every moment of #RyanGosling
’s training, space flight, weightlessness with him) - #DamienChazelle
shot the movie so perfectly remaining so intimate with the characters and only pulling back the camera when truly necessary - the final 20 minutes is truly spectacular and the emotional depth of Gosling’s central performance is #Oscar
-worthy! A perfect movie for my first 4DX experience!
FIRST MAN (2018)
Director: Damien Chazelle
Starring; Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler
6.75 out of 10.
From the frenzied tempo of Whiplash to the vivacious vibe of La La Land, Chazelle makes a departure from his usual fare and an achingly slow one, at that. I really wanted to embrace and laud his latest work but I find it strangely underwhelming. An adaptation of James R. Hansen's biography on Neil Armstrong, the film covers the life of the American astronaut from his early days as a civilian test pilot to the historical Apollo 11 mission. The exposition moves at a glacial pace which made chunks of the film feel lethargic. It manages to somewhat regain its momentum by the time the lunar landing happens but it is not enough to balance the overall tone of the picture. Modern-day hero or not, Armstrong is a dull cinematic character or maybe it is a reflection on how Gosling portrayed him. The personal conflicts that Armstrong had with his family is reasonably portrayed while the presentation of the challenges in the space race is spotty and muted. Save from Gosling and Chandler, the movie could have used a more charismatic cast. Foy as Janet, Armstrong's wife, is not given much to do than appear perpetually upset. Gosling is just okay and he has one moving scene where he was grieving for his daughter. Linus Sandgren's camerawork is composed of multiple dizzying, claustrophobic, hand-held close-ups and zoom ins that are migraine-inducing. I get that this is all about Neil but the screenplay underplays the role of Michael Collins in the mission. The music by Justin Hurwitz, the attention to detail of the production design team and the accurate costume design are some of the positive elements of the film. Chazelle judiciously utilizes silence in scenes when needed and was able to make the moon landing sequence exciting. Overall, this production could have been better or perhaps I just have an out-of-this-world and sky-high expectations of it.
#firstman #neilarmstrong #ryangosling #clairefoy #damienchazelle #astronaut #apollo11 #lunar #moonwalk #lunarlanding #booktofilm #adaptation #movie #film #cinema #imax #bigscreen #moviereview #filmbuff
Justice League (2017)
• directed by Zack Snyder
• written by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon
• cinematography by Fabian Wagner
Besides the flaws in this film that many people have pointed out (e.g. poor villain/bad directing/weak writing), one thing that I didn't like about Justice League is how Superman was so powerful that he made it looked like the whole team wasn't really needed in the fight.
is a treat for horror purists
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CINEMATOGRAPHY APPRECIATION: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Cinematographer: Jeff Cutter.
Director: Dan Trachtenberg.