Never thought that moths are such fascinating creatures until Stan Brakhage opened up my eyes and allow me to truly sink into the perspective of an insect masterfully without the need of a camera. Wholly original vision and talented effort! Can't wait to check out more of Stan Brakhage's filmography.
Criterion Collection Spine #918
Sergei Paradjanov's dreamlike masterpiece paints an astonishing portrait of the 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, the 'King of Songs' and crafts an absolutely beautiful autobiography since his upbringing is strikingly similar to the poet.
Paradjanov's purpose was not to create a conventional biography but a cinematic expression of his work, resulting in an extraordinary visual poem. Key moments in his life are illustrated through a series of exquisitely orchestrated tableaux filled with rich colour, folk…
Omg, I just witnessed an instantly rewatchable masterpiece! This is a deconstruction of the superhero genre or even cinema as a whole. Tons of visual gags that resembles Buster Keaton; Buddy Comedy that resembles Back To The Future. On the surface it looks like a cringey dumb deadpool ripoff, but if you actually think about the themes, this works on multiple levels. All references aside(Rocky, Pixar, Big, Incredibles, Aquaman, watch dogs, game of thrones and modern pop culture), this is…
"There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don't you know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day."
Absolute comedic perfection. This is one of those rare movies that had me rolling with laughter and tearing up like a baby, it's filled with so much heart and tragedy. The writing is off the charts with every character facing the consequences they deserve and are so simplistic yet compelling; As dark and unpredictable of a wild ride. Definitely my favourite Coen Brothers movie.