Post by ComesWithASword on Dec 20, 2010 12:32:58 GMT -8
Black Swan if fucking nutty. I can't tell if I love or hate it right now. I will say that it's pretty hollow emotionally, and that I never really cared about any of the characters, but it looks absolutely beautiful (Super 16!!!!!), especially the ballet scenes. I may be able to appreciate it later as the black-comedy/exploitation film it probably really is, but for now I dunno.
If anyone gets a chance to see Enter the Void on the big screen FUCKING DO IT. Absolutely my favourite film of the year. The most visually engrossing thing I've seen since... probably Beyond the Infinite in 2001. It's probably the closest any film will ever get to representing the feeling of being a ghost. Fair warning: There is a lot of sexual innuendo (glowing penises?) but it's by far the tamest Gaspar Noe film I've seen in regards to extreme violence, sex, etc.
Post by Friendly Destroyer on Dec 20, 2010 12:48:46 GMT -8
Damn CWS where did you go? You seem to be the only one out there who is familiar with Noe's stuff, I understand if my simple mentioning of the movie had you running away - that thing destroyed me through and through.
Post by Friendly Destroyer on Dec 20, 2010 12:54:25 GMT -8
"I Stand Alone", much like Noe's other stuff, isn't about liking or not liking. It's an experience, this one is a very intense experience. I watched it durring a time where I felt I was floundering in my life and had allowed things to pass me by that I could never get back and would be the worse for it. This movie did not help those feelings. Fucking yikes!
Post by Friendly Destroyer on Dec 20, 2010 12:58:14 GMT -8
I should say this was all years and years ago, I'm fine now you guys. You know what it like when you're young, things seem so much more permanent and bigger than they really are. I could watch it now and only be mildly affected by the PTSD.
Saw The Town last night. Wasn't sure if I wasn't going to really get into it initially but by the end I was totally floored. Actually work up this morning still thinking about it. Definitely a great flick and it's kind of cool to see Afleck doing some non-retarded work again.