Primer may be the most interesting and logically-sound time travel movie ever. But then Shane Carruth took like ten years to make an incomprehensible Thoreau inspired art film that was just weird and kind of not interesting.
Don't really care for the Oscars, it's for aesthetically challenged pollyanas, or george clooney idolizers. Good to see "Room" nominated besides the star vehicles though.
I feel like people in Hollywood make race (and gender) in Hollywood seem far more important than it is. Maybe it's just the press coverage. Race in fashion is probably more interesting, and far more culturally relevant. I don't know if having all white nominees is worse than when the only non-white nominees were black, and who only played slaves, MLK, or butlers like in the last two years; while the white actors played the regular people.
Watched some Oscar buzzy films over the holidays, Big Short was okay, 15 Years was a good indie, Sicario was entertaining at times but borderline garbage at others, Villeneuve is a truly frustrating director, really good at some things but really really terrible at equally important things. Incendies is the epitome of those qualities. Creed was entertaining.
Still have that backlog of Akerman films, finished Les rendez-vous d'Anna.
Tempted to watch The Revenant just to talk about it. I liked all of Inarritu's films besides Babel, didn't see Biutiful. Les rendez-
Wanted to ask whether if anyone's into Kim Ki-Duk or Hong Sang-soo. Both are Korean and film festival darlings. Duk is really depraved, but has a very sharp eye for the social/political/religious fabric of Korean lower/middle class society. Hong makes films about film students and professors, his good ones are really boring on the first view but turn out to be very nuanced and complex. Lots of dialogue, Jane Birkin makes a cameo as herself in Nobody's Daughter Haewon, and also stars in another film opposite a Korean actor who spoke broken English to her throughout.
Edited by accordion - 1/23/16 at 6:42pm