Another week and more issues to talk about in movies. This week we go to Italy and talk about the 2013 film Miele (Honey).
This is Quentin Tarantino’s eighth feature film, his’ second — third if you count Inglorious Basterds — western, and quite possibly his best. It’s hard for me not to feel like a broken record at times when it comes to the work of Tarantino, but I love his work. I’m mostly worried that I will easily … Continue reading ““THE HATEFUL EIGHT” IS PERFECTION IN THE WEST”
In 2015 we already saw the live action remake of Disney’s Cinderella, where the tale of a young woman who found herself under the thumbs of her cruel step mother and step sisters kept her hidden away and suffering unable to escape. As I watch on with what I’d like to look at as David … Continue reading ““JOY” PLAYS WHIMSEY AND SERIOUS WEIRD”
Mark Watney isn’t just a super hero of a character who figured out how to survive on the seemingly fatal terrain that is Mars, he’s the embodiment of the pioneer himself from ages gone by. A few years ago I was able to watch a Herzog documentary, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga. The film followed … Continue reading “THE MARTIAN: SPACE DOESN’T CARE WHAT WE THINK ABOUT IT”
There are times when films I want to (or actually) write about I find myself more in awe of a small piece of that film and what it meant to me that I forget, or (maybe more importantly) ignore, some more troubling aspects of the film and I’m starting to wonder about that whole approach … Continue reading “‘STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON’ IS THE FILM I LOVE AND DON’T SO MUCH… AT THE SAME TIME”