Movies Posts Tagged as 'Director's Art'
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A Summer Place (1959)
Avoiding becoming like our parents by following in their footsteps.
Mother misinformed (Constance Ford) desexualizes and humiliates her daughter because she's afraid of acquiescing to her grunt husband.
The fuckable grunt (Richard Egan) is frustrated but soft wanting to understand the new world while being forced to follow the old.
Graceful mom (Dorothy McGuire) is all want in her eyes of a time passed that has returned.
Drunk daddy (Arthur Kennedy) shovels the truth and blows it in their faces.
Troy Donahue is a dreamy Groot with a slight bigger vocabulary. Beauty is an expression onto itself.
Sandra Dee was the girl next door living in a cloud.
The film was panned but successful. It spoke frankly about sex, it epitomized its time and predestined ours, for each question raised there was a consequence, for every character, a reason. It was a time to question life... the old and the new.
(It deserves restoration.) 13-Nov-2019
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Space travel, pretty alphas, a lush otherworldly landscape and a progressive robot. A modern Eve (Anne Francis) coming into full sexual bloom to a cavalry of starved men is an intriguing aside. She meanders flirtatiously amongst them until the bull (Leslie Nielsen) that stokes her ire compels a passionate kiss. The effects contain enough creative thought and subtlety to survive its time, the direction goes beyond the page and the words resound with clarity.
(I'd gladly trade an Alexa for a Robby) 10-Nov-2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
It brings enough childhood comic book thrills to life to score. Jake is best when he's romancing and fighting Peter Parker. The Spidey suit fashion show vibrated, Holland owns it and Zendaya purrs it. 09-Nov-2019
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
It delineates the first Santa, full of godlike vengeance and destruction. The film parodies like a summer blockbuster with striking imagery and a cheerleading score. It chugs along, never delivering the titular monster and rabidly tugging at our hearts. 05-Nov-2019
It's a film out of time in a space that a generation didn't complain about. The first is man's ego and his perception of the ideal woman (she doesn't speak.) The second evokes the woman as she really is (she doesn't stop talking.) The last is a caper that ties the loose bits with a feminine swing in snappy grand style. Shirley is slinky cat to Caine's dastardly bat. 02-Nov-2019
A concoction of horror and sci-fi that dance when married. 01-Nov-2019
Black KKKlansman (2018)
In order to be entertained by a Spike Lee movie, you must see it to the end.
The beginning stacks so much hate that it begins to feel uncomfortable especially when our current sensibilities are asserted. I felt like the movie was about switching roles which is not equality but subjugation.
John David Washington kept his Stallworth steady when he needed to grow into him. Mr. Stallworth would have been one of a kind and he would appear grateful and not establish his big dick presence (it's an attitude) so early.
Adam Driver seems alive again. He gave his quiet hero a timber.
The details I will remember are the dumbfuck ones. Somebody needed to check out Driver's dick, a cop shouldn't ever use his real name in an investigation and the black KKKlansman was basically a phone operative.
Every ending was a celebration to cheer, laugh and finally understand Lee's idea.
Funhouse, The (1981)
The premise is sold as soon as Hooper snaps everything into place. (What a missed opportunity not giving him a Bat to direct.) 27-Oct-2019
Peculiar family traversing normal obstacles. Toni Collette doesn't just wreck, she explodes. The script challenges the actors and derives tension from emotional disturbance. Ari Aster keeps the scares familial, mysterious and skittish. The more we know the less satisfaction but the work remains solid because it's preceded by excellence. 09-Oct-2019
Paddington 2 (2018)
The more disbelief you suspend the higher the flight when it takes off. Hugh's broadness is wide, Paddington's reasoning wears thin but the artful care keeps it vivid. 06-Oct-2019
Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse (2018)
The soundtrack doesn't bother to incorporate itself, Peter Parker sounds froggy but the art reaches magnificence. 11-Jul-2019
Matrix Reloaded, The (2003)
Amped up but incomplete. 12-Jun-2019
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
A little off-kilter, one of a kind and a charming diversion. 07-Jun-2019
New York is golden and all else is diamond. It allows you to believe that love always happens.
(Dude, Cher's in it.) 06-Jun-2019
Blume In Love (1973)
A man thinks he can redeem his indiscretions by realizing his wife is the love of his life. The women keep it real, the story never flinches and George Segal keeps it nervously serial. The outcome is so fucked up it loses its purpose. 14-May-2019