Or, rather, I want wallpaper that looks like those curtains.
I want that wallpaper.
Re: E. Henriksens comment "HOLY MOTORS might very well be this years the Emperor wears no clothes." Nope. That award goes to LEVIATHAN.
Yeah, my inner 12 year old would NEVER have been soo fucking gulible as to have fallen for this load of horseshit!
And it's really disappointingly that such a crappy Hollywood flick was directed by the same guy who made the EPIC Død Snø. Yet further proof that money corrupts!
"When a nurse is fired, we're deprived of even the meager entertainment of knowing what exactly she did to deserve it, and a creepy but brief dream sequence offers an all-too-short reprieve."
Not sure how you could fault in the dream sequence as it was most beautifully shot. Perhaps you missed the subtle inference to what would later come. It seemed pretty clear to me and the audience what the maid did to get fired. Perhaps you missed it as you were too busy finding ways to nitpick a film that is, as you put it, "universally greeted with adoration." I suppose it's true what they say: a true cynic can find fault in any work of art.
In this fine film, we see Quentin Tarantino has fallen back on a clearly established formula, distinctively, Tarantino. It has all of the chops of Kill Bill and Basterds, but without the rich character development of KB or the depth of foreshadowing of 'Terds. More artistic than most movies, but not up to the height of the bar which the auteur himself has set. As far as the genre goes, "Once Upon A Time in the West," is the best, while the most iconic character remains Clint Eastwood's portrayals of the unnamed stranger. Perhaps QT is saving his energy for a tour de force in the up coming "Kill Bill Three" in 2014?
you're so cute, DamosA. precious.
the evidence you're demanding is being housed on-site within Area 51, encrypted on a space titanium flash drive inside the 2nd stomach of reptilian alien #4327C.....on that same drive you'll also find the evidence proving that the moon landing never happened, that 9/11 was perpetrated by koala bears, that Kennedy was shot by his wife at point-blank range, and that Hitler was actually black (and Jewish).
You got any EVIDENCE to prove it IS true???
@Clifton Brooks: Have you got any evidence to back up that assertion?
That this "film" operates on the glaringly false premise that bin Laden was killed in 2011 makes it the first major cinematic FAIL of 2013! Screw this American garbage!
This movie is trash and glamorizes the American atrocity which is the “War on Terror.” Well over a year after Bin Laden’s death and over 10 years since 9/11, American citizens are still blindly allowing their civil liberties to be taken away one piece of legislation at a time in the naming of fighting terrorism. Even our own citizens can be detained and tortured without trial. What difference did it make killing Bin Laden and Hussein if nothing has changed? You can read much more about living in this Orwellian society of fear and see my visual response to these measures on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09…
2012 was actually pretty awesome. Any year in which P.T. Anderson releases a film is a good year.
Oh, man. DamosA is gonna blow his fucking stack when he hears about this!
I liked the fucking movie. Now that I've shown my ability to use "Fuck" in a complete sentence can I have a job reviewing movies for the Mercury?
The reviewer and all the current posters sound pathetic, how I long for the NY Times and not this pseudo-hipster dreck.
geyser: Yeah, this list is super mainstream. Here's a nice list that mostly contains stuff that was barely released in the US. http://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/2012-…
^^You are assuming he viewed any of them. 3 of the films he listed are not very good really
In a Blogtown post today, Erik seemed to be inviting comments on this, so...
Every one of the best films of the year was an American film that was widely seen and reviewed? It would have been interesting to read at least a couple of lower-profile picks.
Graham, like you noted, he stated that it doesn't open in Portland until January 11. It opened in select cities on December 19, and I guess Portland is just one of the lagger cities that doesn't get it until January 11. Not that it matters, but it was originally slated to open in October. In conclusion, technically it was released in 2012.
I'm cool with Erik being wrong about things, but I don't think he is in this case!
Glad to see The Perks of Being A Wallflower on your list. I think it makes an even better movie than book, even though I liked the book a lot way back then as a teen, and even though it seems unlikely that a book written as a series of letters could translate well to film. I love that Chbosky wrote and directed it himself; I don't think it could have worked any other way. It was so much better than I expected. I saw it twice in theaters and can't wait to buy the DVD.
I did not think Magic Mike was all that great. And that guy's name in my mind is always going to be Charming Tater. He's got hella sexy moves, no doubt, and McConaughey was born for that role, but the movie as a whole was not very affecting to me, personally.
I'm sorry I used the phrase "hella sexy." Good day.
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