An incredible lesson in the nature of civilization.
How can I even begin articulating a masterpiece of this magnitude in words? I loved it so much that after watching it on Wednesday, I rewatched it on Thursday. The film's effect on the viewer is indescribable. I'm hesitant to even write this review because even upon two viewings it is hard for me to capture what makes it so great, satisfyingly. I suppose I'll begin with its reality, Director Elem Klimov holds up a mirror to humanity which reflects…
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To me, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is the antithesis of broad strokes. Every aspect of this film feels extremely purposeful like every single frame and moment was meticulously designed. Most notably, Celine Sciamma’s masterful direction sucks the viewer into the film. She gives every scene the perfect amount of breathing room, with nothing ever feeling rushed meaning we can’t appreciate it, nor too slow as to let the mind wander too far. She also moves the camera very…
Saw Kurosawa's masterpiece 'Seven Samurai' a couple months ago and loved it so I wanted to come back and dip my cock and balls into more of his filmography so I gave this one a go.
The humour in this film caught me by surprise, the comedy duo Tahei (Chiaki) and Matashichi (Fujiwara) had great chemistry which helped them create some very memorable slapstick humour. Chiaki and Fujiwara were also very capable of delivering the dramatic goods when required. Furthermore,…