I cannot pick four favourite films because there are just TOO MANY.
Don’t forget to select your favorite films!
If only she could've found that one type of button.
But seriously, what a riveting film! You'd think 3+ hours of watching one woman do various "chores" might be boring, but it's not at all.
Ackerman tracks the tedium of day-to-day life for a midcentury widow, who resorts to exploitative sex work to maintain an ordered life for her teenaged son, who seems disinterested to say the least. It's a fascinating study to see how each day the main character…
"Never Rarely Sometimes Always" is simultaneously beautiful and difficult to watch.
The tender realism of the film's style - its natural pace, costuming & -dialogue - and the fact that we spend the entire run time with two teenaged girls, Skylar & Autumn, intensifies the experience into one that is almost unbearable at times: the questioning session, for example, or the night before the second day. These sequences are painful in part because the acting is phenomenal; the young actresses lose themselves…
about half way through this austen adaptation, elizabeth and darcy meet under these huge roman columns, amidst the pouring rain, with the verdant rolling english countryside surrounding them, when darcy utterly blindsides elizabeth by - of all things - proposing! then they proceed to argue vociferously. elizabeth informs him that he's basically the last man on earth she would ever want to marry. and yet, before darcy storms off, they share such an erotically charged moment that it puts many…
It's 95 degrees outside; people are dying of the heat. But somewhere a baby is crying. Dressed in a white gown and blue robes, Rosemary recalls the Virgin Mary, as she walks through the linen-closet-cum-gates-of-hell to meet her child for the first time, knife poised in hand.
We all know who this baby is - that baby with the red eyes who she finally, gently, rocks in its pitch black bassinet with a subverted cross mobile.
Polanski leads us to…