The Social Network” was released in theatres across the U.S. on Friday, October 1, capturing the No. 1 spot on the box office chart with $22.4 million in box office returns over the weekend. The movie is a dramatic interpretation of the making of Internet social networking website Facebook and the story of its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Continue reading
Agree with points being underlined in Jay Antani’s in a review of the film. So another film from a list of “recommended”. Enjoy!
If Robert Towne’s Ask the Dust is the end result of 30 years of labor to bring John Fante’s celebrated novel to the screen, it gravely calls into question Towne’s current abilities as both a screenwriter and director. Towne’s adaptation sheds no new interpretive light on Ask the Dust’s literary legacy, and, even on its own terms, this is an anemic romance, undone by awkward performances and flat-footed filmmaking. Continue reading
The filmmaker works with his images as if they were a musical score. Around a central theme, he orchestrates variations and modulations that create an impression of a flood of private images arriving from beyond the frame. Peleshyan is making a name for himself as a montage filmmaker who tends to inscribe in his works the movement of the world and history. His films are odes, even symphonies that speak about humanity, nature and the cosmos. Man is often seen contending with a strong, encompassing nature that guides, transports and protects him. Peleshyan speaks to us about humility and our connection with time. Continue reading
Well, not as much classic Fellini, either a masterpiece of European art-house cinema, but there’s a lot going on in this movie that rewards a lengthy attention span… And also City of Women is not as much a study of eroticism as it is one man’s erotic fantasy about the battle between the sexes… Continue reading
I was late to work today, was watching “The English Patient” last night. A novel by Michael Ondaatje / Sri Lankan-Canadian novelist/ that become a film in 1996 /directed by Anthony Minghella/. Haunting and harrowing, as beautiful as it is disturbing, The English Patient tells the story of the entanglement of four damaged lives in an Italian monastery as the second world war ends. The exhausted nurse, Hana; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burn victim who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal and rescue illuminate this book like flashes of sheet lightning. Continue reading