Originally Posted by Donut
Any recs that arent Tran Anh Hung? My viet is pretty good but I still miss a lot of what people say when it's the northern dialect.
Check out Cú và chim se sẻ (2007) - Stephane Gauger
, Ba Mùa (1999) - Tony Bua
, and of course Vượt Sóng (2006) - Ham Tran
. If you only end up watching one, watch Vượt Sóng
first. There's not much in directors
, really, in Vietnamese cinema, more single but notable and enjoyable films. Most of it deals with capitalism/communism, war/post-war Vietnam, and immigrant life, etc. Speaking of Tran Anh Hung, I really wish Norwegian Wood
was better than it was.
Originally Posted by GG Allin The Wrestler
was interesting in some ways, but the cliche of missing his daughter's birthday destroys the film in my opinion. I liked pro wrestling when I was a little kid, too, and I've got some time for Mickey Rourke in general. I liked how he used the song "Balls to the wall" by Accept in it!
Does anyone else totally hate what Tarantino has become (but likes his stuff like Jackie Brown
and, to a lesser extent, Pulp Fiction
Yeah, that particular part of the storyline was pretty cliche, but you know, that stuff happens irl, so it doesn't bother me that much. It's such a minor part of the movie though, that I think it's kind of goofy to let it ruin it for you! Underneath the cliches of the film is a really great story of acceptance and pride in your life's work that I really enjoyed.
I really did not enjoy Django Unchained
as much as I would have liked (I hated, hated, hated the one Ricky Rozay song in it, totally knocked me out of the atmosphere which is what Tarantino does best with his music selection, and I disliked Jamie Foxx in it), but his other stuff is still really enjoyable to me. I liked Basterds
a lot, and Kill Bill 1+2
are my favorites of his work. Jackie Brown
was good, no doubt, but I don't find it to be as entertaining and often don't find myself re-watching it ever. I feel like he's got a good niche now, whereas in his earlier stuff he was just starting to explore and dabble around it. Still, lots of old Tarantino fans hate his new work and only praise Jackie
and Pulp Fiction
, which I don't really think is fair. With his name, he has much more freedom to do crazier and crazier stuff, and I think that just takes a different mindset and approach to enjoy his movies these days. It's like, if you go in watching Fast and the Furious
, don't expect a thrilling storyline or amazing acting, but appreciate it thru because it's Fast and the Furious,
not by another set of standards, (re: Tarantino-- his work as an early director). There's still lots of old Tarantino in his new stuff, just a lot more polished.Edited by g transistor - 4/16/14 at 8:36am