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wickedken

TRIBE Member
Green Book. It's good, but I can't help but compare it to Driving Miss Daisy. Doesn't get too deep, touches on specific messages, unwinds like a Disney flick.
 

DJ elektron-

TRIBE Member
The Dance of Reality a film review

This film was produced in 2013 and is a Chilean-French autobiographical musical drama. It was written, produced, and directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. It features a family of 3 with a charismatic father, a passionate and devoted mother that sings her lines and an eccentric, effeminate son. The cover of the movie features a character in the movie that is homeless, and very much interested in Eastern Philosophy like Chakras, and the Pursuit of Enlightenment. There is a constant commentary on the political idealogical struggle that takes place in many South American countries, where solidarity butts up against private and state interests. His father by being very disciplined tries to instill in his son, a respect for perserverance and patience. An example of this is when the father takes his son to the dentist to get an operation without anesthetic. There is much controversy that swirls around the father. To me this movie is a statement on the struggles many countries have when negotiating the Left and the Right, especially when it comes to a place like Tocopilla, Chile where tumultous times have been a part of everyday life. Classism is something that really is difficult to remedy without causing unwanted social distortion.

The Face of Love a film review

This drama is set on the West Coast of the USA. It was directed by Arie Posin and co-written by Matthew McDuffie. The story is about a widow who loses her partner in a drowning accident in Mexico. After visiting an art gallery she is stunned by a man that resembles her former partner. Interesting, Robin Williams plays the role of her neighbor who is interested in her as well. She develops a relationship with this new man and she becomes infatuated with him. Her daughter shows up and they get into an argument because of the strange nature of the situation. Then they part ways, and she receives a post card in the mail about an art show. Curious she is painted with a wall of green grass by her partner, that was the most striking part of the movie for me. It was a very well done movie, but the “happily ever after” just wasn’t there.
 

alexd

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I was so desperate for some new sci-Fi that I watched Prospect, and it is actually really good. Sofie Thatcher, woman who stars in it, will be huge one day I bet. Anyway, the plot forces you to think more seriously about what it would be like to wear a spacesuit 24/7 in order to survive. A simple, gritty film that's worth watching.
 
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DJ elektron-

TRIBE Member
Hotel Rwanda a film review

This film tells the story of Paul Rusesabagina,who operates a hotel, and his family. It is set in spring of 1994 at the Hoteles Mille Collines. Paul, who is played by Don Cheadle, becomes a hero after violence and political turmoil unfold in his country by taking in people to the hotel to care for after much tumult while mayhem ensues in the surrounding communities until they make a daring escape with UN aid. The film’s premiere was December 22, 2004. It grossed around $34 million in revenue.

The Soloist a film review

This story is about 2 men that develop a relationship by the power of music. It is set in LA and the main characters are Ayers, played by Jamie Foxx, and Lopez, who is played by Robert Downey Jr.. Lopez encounters Ayers playing music one day after a biking accident lands him in the hospital. Lopez learns that Ayers attended a prestigious school for music but dropped out before graduating. Lopez wants to write a story about him and learns that he suffered from mental health issues. Still suffering symptoms Lopez tries to help by bringing his sister for a visit. This does some good. Someone was so moved by the newspaper article that Lopez wrote about Ayers that they sent a cello to him. The story ends by Ayers recognizing Lopez’s help and Lopez thanking Ayers for inspiring him to learn to play the guitar.


The Red Violin a film review

This Canadian film is a masterpiece of cinema. It features a very rare red violin that travels around the world over different time periods. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Score. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Carlos Cecchi, and Sylvia Chang. The film was directed by Francois Gerard. The future of the violin was foretold by a tarot card reading after it was produced. The maker of the violin was distraught because his pregnant wife died suddenly and in my opinion embued the violin with a sentimental quality. The violin travels to Italy, France, Austria, England, China and finally Montreal Canada. The Red Violin grossed $3+ million in Canada and $10 million in the US. The interesting aspect of this film is that the main character in this film is not a person but an object which the story is told in a time period montage.
 

DJ elektron-

TRIBE Member
Snow Piercer a film review


This sci-fi masterpiece is a must-watch. It was produced in 2013 based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette. It was directed by Bong Joon-ho. The story takes place on a train carrying the last remnants of humanity after an attempt at geoengineering to stop global warming failed. The main characters are leading a revolution against the elite who occupy the front of the train. Filming for the movie was done in Prague. It was the most expensive Korean movie production ever at $40 million. The story develops to where Yona and Timmy escape the train and discover life existing in the wild again.
 

wickedken

TRIBE Member
Aquaman - It made a billion dollars worldwide, which I find a bit surprising, cause this is a movie that shamelessly steals from a shit ton of films. The core of the story echoes of the first Thor movie, the city of Atlantis looks like a copy of Tron: Legacy's computer world, battles look like they're updated Lord of the Rings and Star Wars Episode 2 war scenes and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

It's not a bad DC Superhero film - I was entertained for the most part, even though it felt a bit long near the end, but after seeing how Wonder Woman (which seems to be the best out of all the DCU movies to date) did so well and felt a bit more original with how the story unfolded, you can't help but feel like everything you're seeing onscreen is really familiar.
The production for the close-up dialogue scenes underwater sinks the movie. The layers with the live actors are obviously there, as is the background and composited elements. There's inconsistent treatment with the flowing hair in water - something the hair is animated to float around like you'd see underwater, but other times it's just plain and tied up. I also get this feeling, but not certain, that the Spanish town Aquaman and hero girl are in, was in Uncharted 4. Maybe they also shamelessly stole the level design!
 

praktik

TRIBE Member
Ok am I gonna be in a small minority of people who actually got along with High Life?

Seems divisive but I felt this was kind of an O'Bannonesque vision of space and I really recalled a lot of Dark Star and Alien in this mundane, grinding, super bleak vision of what space holds for us.

Your mileage will probably vary!
 
Criterion just released Jackie Chan's Police Story 1 and 2. Not what I was expecting as a title they would choose.

Picked up that and Night on Earth by Jim Jarmusch at Bay Street Video yesterday.

Also, they've re-acquired the rights to Do The Right Thing and putting it out on Blu Ray. It's one of their best titles they've done and it should be out in June.

Here's hoping Criterion gets around to doing Ghost Dog - I really want a good blu ray copy of that.

Also - Avengers: Endgame was a nice finale to the 22 (!) movie story arc. A solid ending to an era in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
 

rave jedi

TRIBE Member
So proud of myself because last night, I completed the Lord of the Rings extended version (never seen long cut before) trilogy at the Cinesphere. Saw the final movie "The Return of the King" extended version which running time was 4h 38min. For the record, hands down this was the longest movie I'd ever seen at a movie theatre without an intermission. Cannabis edibles are perfect for these epic long movies because the buzz last as long as the films. LOL

In case anyone isn't watch Game 7 Raptors vs 76ers or Game of Thrones second last episode tonight the above movie is playing for one more night.

Cinesphere Tickets & Information
 

wickedken

TRIBE Member
So proud of myself because last night, I completed the Lord of the Rings extended version (never seen long cut before) trilogy at the Cinesphere. Saw the final movie "The Return of the King" extended version which running time was 4h 38min. For the record, hands down this was the longest movie I'd ever seen at a movie theatre without an intermission. Cannabis edibles are perfect for these epic long movies because the buzz last as long as the films. LOL

In case anyone isn't watch Game 7 Raptors vs 76ers or Game of Thrones second last episode tonight the above movie is playing for one more night.

Cinesphere Tickets & Information
jeez that's longer than entire trilogies!
 
It's apparent that after seeing John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum that the director and Keanu Reeves seem to be willing to do this until the wheels come off - this was supposed to be a trilogy; no longer the case.

The strength of the first movie, a man that is grieving and has his recovery rudely interrupted, is pretty much gone now. The second movie kind of suggested that Wick was doing all of this in the hopes of getting killed and gave it a streak of nihilism. But neither is really there , despite everyone being very game as far as cast goes (Angelica Huston! Lawrence Fishburne! Halle Berry! And especially the villain Zero - played by Marc Decascos). It's still the top shelf of all the "retired bad ass annihilates crime syndicate that crossed him" genre, but it's starting to feel a bit more like a video game - two mini boss fights before we lead up to the climatic boss fight. Still, it's a good time waster that seems a bit less ambitious than the first two movies did, but the fight choreography is still one of the best in the game as far as action films go.
 
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