On February 27 'th, we shall enjoy the Oscars, the most prestigious Award Ceremony in the world of movies and cinema. As you may already know, for a movie to be eligible for consideration, "must be feature length over 40 minutes, publicly exhibited by means of 35mm or 70mm film, or in a 24- or 48-frame progressive scan Digital Cinema format with a minimum projector resolution of 2048 by 1080 pixels, for paid admission in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County, for a … [Read more...]
Movies of all kind from an artistic point of view, reviews or opinions.
I have to say that I am not a fan of Darren Aronofsky’s films or visions, or whatever. There are different ways to express alienations and passion and love. What did I say? Love? Where had Darren Aronofsky showed love? In The Fountain ? So gloomy, so distant… love. His name came up with Pi, Requiem for a Dream , The Wrestler, and now with the Portman’s Golden Globe Award fame, Black Swan. These movies had all a great deal of artistry but they left me with a very sour taste, sad, irreversibly … [Read more...]
I wanted badly to comment the Globes, but I’m letting the specialists to do this, and my thinking will come later, less about the awarding, more about the films. I’ve noticed the grudge against Ricky Gervais from people with nothing to do with the movie industry. One former waitress and actual wife and mother who "personally can't stand Angelina Jolie" [sic] was feeling bad for her when the comedian joked about the cartoon named The Tourist, with all his 6.o imdb rate. Here you have the … [Read more...]
I was undecided between reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "Black Swan", playing some videogames and watching "The Manchurian Candidate", the 2004 version. I choose all three, and I'm writing all this after watching the movie. Of course, alternately I stopped the movie, reading from the book, which is fascinating - I want to finish it today as well - and playing some card decks, or some levels at various arkanoid type games. It offers the brain exactly what it needs, concentration, smoothness and … [Read more...]
According to critics and various comments, The Social Network depicts an aggressive and unscrupulous Mark Zuckerberg, who stole ideas and has no respect for his friends and associates. It is suggested even that he framed Sean "Napster" Parker, to kick him off from the position he acquired. The book the film is based on, The Accidental Billionaires, is less aggressive regarding Zuckerberg, is decent when expressing the characters’ view, and is biased toward Eduardo Saverin, who, as mentioned in … [Read more...]
Marie Antoinette is a film directed and written by Sofia Coppola Nominated to Palme D’Or but winning only the Cinema Prize of the French National Education System at Cannes in the same year, this marvelous and sensitive film is a joy of the eye. The best she ever directed. The music choice is also extremely inspired, with the costumes by Milena Canonero who won herself an Academy Award for them. Kirsten Dunst (the Interview With the Vampire revelation, movie based on Ann Rice's … [Read more...]