The impetus for such work is probably still exploratory for Parker – or at least we can hope. Of course, any journalist or non-fiction filmmaker totes around the stench of opportunism at points. And Who Killed Nancy? could easily be understood in such light.
An ability to construct the narrative which constitutes Synecdoche, New York is probably only possessed by a handful of people. And out of those capacious folks, Kaufman was the only guy to suss it out.
Brilliance aside, Synecdoche is basically two hours of feeling uncomfortable, being let down and an unsettling feeling down in your gut. So, if you’re predisposed to fits of depression, doing something else with your time would be a wise choice.
Viewing No Distance Left to Run, a document detailing Blur’s rise to fame in the UK and the States, goes more like this: Some really handsome guys wrote songs, got drunk, signed a record deal and wound up being horribly famous.
It’s not the stuff of legends. Nor is the film something that most folks are gonna need to watch. Having said that, it’s still an engaging piece of entertainment.
Either way, before the Nazis perpetrated heady art crimes for themselves, a gentleman from Philadelphia named Albert C. Barnes earned a hefty wage for inventing some medicine. Which one is kinda immaterial. But he did have enough money to buy paintings by then burgeoning artists like Matisse and a slew of Impressionists.
It wasn’t ever the man’s girth precluding him from success. Instead, the fact that as time wore on and Welles realized he wasn’t going to be Brando – or a Brando with an acumen for directing – he landed upon a series of increasingly obtuse projects. Shakespeare, while omni-good source material, isn’t most times going to result in a box office success.
Ken Russell isn’t as famous as he is talented, but the guy was able to spit out a spate of well wrought, interesting films for a time. Of course, missteps occur. And one might go ahead and figure Gothic as one of those. The thing is, ‘critics’ didn’t really seem to think that the film, which fictionalizes the circumstances around Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein, was over the top or remotely nonsensical.
The Russian avant garde, for whatever reason, found some decent support in its Commie government - for a bit, at least. Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera probably counts as one of the most intruiging, early twentieth century experiments in film. It's all jump cuts and machines. Boss.
I can’t exactly pin point when Will Ferrell ceased being able to force that upon viewers of his films, but we’re way past that point at this late date. And it’s really a shame seeing as he’s amassed such power and money as to pay Ice T enough loot to narrate The Other Guys.
Alright weirdos, here's a bit more of the ole experimental film. Maya Deren wasn't concerned with non-representational imagery. She was a dancer - and it shows as ya'll watch her movie on camera. All three of her.
Instead, I devised a list of 10 fun family-friendly Halloween films we could choose from. A few of these are actually a bit too old for my daughter to enjoy, but that won’t stop my husband and me from re-watching some of our favorites this month!
10. Harry Potter
That being said, Thompson’s novel The Killer Inside Me has now been recast in terms of film twice within the last thirty some odd years. The book – and yes, by extension the movies – deals with a small town cop, a likeable enough guy, and the problems extending from some odd, early childhood experiences.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
The premise of the film, a set of hired guns in the sales field rove the country picking up freelance work and settling in a town for a few weeks, makes it seem as if there’s a bit of promise. And even when we get a bit further into the plot and specifics are defined for this car lot the film concerns, it all seems like it’ll turn out to be an entertaining film.
The thing that’s so fascinating about the guy is the fact that he’s able to land upon any topic and make it utterly engaging – Savage Messiah is ample proof of that, regardless of what you think about biopics.
Anyway, earning a pretty hefty role in a move Steve Pink directed was a decent shot in the arm for Hill’s still young career. He’d already appeared in both I Heart Huckabees and Judd Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin during 2004 and 5. Landing this gig, though, easily set him up for Knocked Up and subsequently Superbad. And in reality, Accepted isn’t really too distant from that last mentioned Apatow film, Superbad.
Audrey Hepburn is known as being one of the most remarkable, highly respected people in the world with her breathtaking performances on-screen, humanitarian work, beauty, and of course, iconic fashion of the 20th century. Not only is she a woman that strikes beautifully in her fashion masterpieces and movies, but her love for the world in helping humanity is wonderfully touching.
Through all of my wasteful schooling, I’ve somehow been able to skirt anything Herman Melville penned. At some points, that’s endlessly rewarding seeing as the man is part of a literary tradition not tremendously important to my today. At other times, though, Melville’s works wind up passing for pop-culture and find themselves referenced, even vaguely in certain cases, that just don’t help me out with meaning. So, part of my struggle with Melville is that he’s an old tymer, but an old tymer whose still, somehow, a vibrant part of the arts culture today. And I don’t know why.