Have you ever tried to act with an octopus on your face? It ain't easy.
Inside out - Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen (USA, 2015)
Eleven years old Riley moves from Minneapolis to San Francisco with her parents and goes through a personal crisis.
Pixar did it again; made a superb movie. This is a movie for children, but here is much to learn and experience for grown ups as well.
Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness leave Joy with a difficult job helping Riley cope with the adaptations she has to make.
This is about emotions, and Pixar solved the problem with how to show something abstract as feelings in a concrete media as animation. To me they did it pretty well.
It is a very moving movie about trusting your inner friends if you no longer have any externals.
If you can not get emotional watching this; apply for work as a statue since then you are made of stone.
Saw this on a plane last week:
I'm quite embarrassed to admit that it's the first time I'd seen The Departed. A fantastic movie, based on an Andy Lau film from HK ("Infernal Affairs", which I had seen years ago) and also loosely based on the real-life story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish-American criminal from Boston.
Many stand-out performances - Di Caprio was perhaps the best I've ever seen him, Nicholson chewed the scenery a bit but was great in his usual charming, menacing, maniacal way, Matt Damon was great and the supporting cast of Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg and Alec Baldwin did a great job, too. I really enjoyed it.
The Village - M. Night Shyamalan (2004)
A 1800 century village is surrounded by monsters and they protect them selves by making fences to the outside world. When a person in the village is wounded the blind girl Ivy has to to to the other side to get medicine. We are surprised with what she meets.
This movie is said to have been made as a response to 9/11. But to me this is just rubbish. The script and the direction is too difficult to understand and follow. and that ruin the movie, Some of the actors are not bad, but the script and the direction is so lousy that they are not allowed to show what they can.
Som beautiful pictures though, particularly in the first part of the movie. Poetical and sensitive. The chief of photo is Roger Deakins, who has filmed for the Coen-brothers, Sam Mendes and a lot of famous movies.
I don't think it's over interpretation as long as it is possible to point at what in the movie (or any kind of art, for that sake) that created the thought, emotion, association and so on.
This movie is full of sexual symbols, mostly in the scenery, but also in the acting and even the makeup. It's impossible to avoid seeing this. Since Freud is the most know analyst of hidden sexuality in culture, he is an obvious reference.
This hasn't always to do with the directors intentions, but often it has. If something is in the movie, I guess it didn't jump into the movie by accident. I is placed or left there since the director wanted it to be there.
The AIDS-thing comes from the way the Alien infect the crew, and says something about the climate of paranoia and the group dynamics when an invisible enemy has occupied the people among them without knowing who. But since AIDS appeared some years later the movie can not point to the disease it selv - just to the culture that AIDS later came to develop in.
The infection theme can also be interpreted as fear for communism. Like Don Sigel's Invasion of the body snatcher does earlier and John Carpenter's The Thing does some years later.