GRAVITY

11/08/2013

 

In 3D: yes! It IS as good as you heard.

 
 

Documentary on Stanley Kubrick: yes!

 
 
Jérémie Renier and Déborah François are two young messed-up parents in this gritty Dardenne Bros. Palm d'Or film: when's the last time you watched a movie without music? Yes, yes, yes.
http://www.sonyclassics.com/thechild/
 

LIFE OF PI

02/21/2013

 
Stunningly beautiful, slightly talkie at the end, but absolutely, one of Ang Lee's best: yes!
http://www.lifeofpimovie.com/
 

ANNA KARENINA

12/26/2012

 
British Wunderkind and lover of long tracking shots, Joe Wright (Atonement) adapts Tolstoy's novel with a theatrical flair. The cast is fantastic, kudos all around for art, costume, photography, music: loved it!
http://focusfeatures.com/anna_karenina/
 

PROMETHEUS

11/09/2012

 
Michael Fassbender is fabulous, and it looks great: that's enough for me. If you want to see a really good Ridley Scott movie, watch his first film, THE DUELISTS (1977.)http://www.prometheus-movie.com/
 
 
Skip Prometheus and watch this one instead; low-budget first feature by Ridley Scott, shot by Frank Tidy, based on a short story by Joseph Conrad. Lush, beautiful, amazing costumes and locations. If you didn't love grads, you will be the end of this film! Love love love it.
 
 
Tilda Swinton in a Lynne Ramsay film: heaven! It's a bit experimental. With John C. Reilly. Ezra Miller is incredibly creepy as their messed-up progeny. Swinton: you are so awesome. Yes!
http://kevin.oscilloscope.net/
 

DRIVE

02/01/2012

 
Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher, Bleeder, Bronson, Valhalla Rising) finally gets to make an American Movie. It pleases me to see James Sallis' novel given the dark Danish treatment. Many Bad Ass Mofo's. Very violent. Ryan Gosling is awesome as usual, but why Carrie Mulligan when you could have cast Eva Mendes. Mmm? Or Salma Hayek, Zoe Saldana, Eva Longoria, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Ana de la Reguera? C'mon guys!
http://www.drive-movie.com/
 

THE TEMPEST

12/21/2011

 
Helen Mirren and Ben Whishaw in an incredibly cool Shakespearean film. Loved it.
http://tempest-themovie.com/