Here are some of my films.
Directed by Wim Wenders and released in 1987, Wings of Desire is a unique New German Cinema that breaks new ground with its formal techniques and the ideas it plays around with. The film stars Bruno Ganz (Damiel) and Otto Sander (Cassiel) in addition to Peter Falk (The Filmstar) and Solveig Dommartin (Marion). Wenders collaborated with renowned author Peter Handke for the story and screenplay. The film follows the story of two angels who watch the city of Berlin, unable…
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Released in 1927, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis is a silent German expressionist film that dwarfs the scale of films that precede it. Gustav Fröhlich (Freder Fredersen), Brigitte Helm (Maria), and Alfred Abel (Johann Fredersen), all put in stellar performances that they continue to be best remembered for today. Metropolis was first written as a novel first by Thea Von Harbour, who at the time was married to Fritz Lang. Together, they co-wrote the screenplay before production commenced in 1925. Metropolis follows…
The real reason why I’ve put off watching this is because I knew that while I was wallowing in self misery, so was Bo Burnham, but you know what Bo Burnham did with that feeling? He created this masterpiece. What did I do with that feeling? I crushed it into a ball pushed it as far down in my subconscious as possible and tried not to think about how Bo Burnham had possibly made a masterpiece during quarantine. But I…
Holy fucking shit! Not only is the cinematography excellent with the yellowish tint but the architectural identity of Toronto is portrayed through the brutalist buildings and modern skyscrapers in a super unsettling fashion. Enemy creates an onscreen world unlike any I’ve ever seen before. The acting is just phenomenal. Every single actor in this gives it their all and it shows. Villeneuve knows how to make a movie alright. The spiders in this are fucking sick and of course the ending is fantastic.