SOME KIND OF HEAVEN (2021)
what is cinema
It's not the first or last movie where Toby's shooting blanks.
"Punch me, I bleed."
In spite of a ridiculous script, Bill Pope steals the show-- understated, simple solutions that make extravagant set pieces feel organic and natural. It's insane to see how much better the VFX are in this movie just two years after SM1 with a comparable budget. Doc Ock killing the room full of surgeons is haunting and awesome as I remember. Flashback with Peter and Uncle Ben with a simple white backlight is another great example of keeping it simple.
Figured out the best way to demonstrate what a director does and what incredible screenwriting looks like.
watch Taxi Driver. Then watch this.
This is Schrader's genius as a writer, his limitations as a director that he's mostly grown out of after 40 years, and why we are so lucky to have the Scorseses of this world
like listening to joaquin phoenix rap