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6 months ago
“Io penso che le persone più tristi facciano sempre del loro meglio per rendere felici le persone”.
6 months ago
Sister act (1992, E. Ardolino)
Questo musical è uno dei più originali e divertenti di sempre. Dopo aver assistito ad un omicidio, una cantante viene nascosta in un convento dove si finge suora e rivoluziona il coro della chiesa. Deloris porterà cambiamenti non solo all'interno del coro ma anche nel quartiere. Questo film è particolare e divertente ma non privo di significato. Il film riesce a far ridere senza però essere in alcun modo offensivo, aspetto importante vista l'ambientazione. Le canzoni sono cantate benissimo e Whoopi Goldberg è semplicemente fantastica, un'interpretazione perfetta. Se siete amanti dei musical non potete perdervelo.
6 months ago
The House Bunny (2008) - I rewatched this at my Aunt and Uncle's because they like watching comedies. The interest was there because my mom rented this movie once and we quoted the "drop off some timber" line afterward. The Scary Movie franchise was a big part of my childhood which the first 4 movies star Anna Faris. I'm pretty sure she rented this movie because she knew I would like it for Anna Faris. This is another case where the movie is better in your memory because this movie has more bad than good.
Playboy Bunny Shelly is kicked out of the Playboy Mansion and becomes a housemother to a struggling Sorority house called Zeta.
I believe this role is specifically made for Anna Faris who knows how to play a character like this. Her pea-brained character was cute to watch even though it hurt my brain by how stupid she was. Sometimes it was funny and other times I did cringe but not because of the 2nd Hand Embarrassment in this movie. There were times the film felt like it was trying too hard. Anna Farris saying names in a deep voice is hilarious though. Emma Stone is in this movie. She did a good job as the main "Loser" girl. Remember when she did comedies like this and Easy A (I'd give a weak recommend btw). Every character had a characteristic but never was unique enough for me to remember their names or be very funny. One girl has a brace, another doesn't talk, Kat Dennings has a bunch of piercings, A pregnant girl, short girl, and one with a deeper voice, Carrie Mae. Carrie Mae made me laugh with "Do you know where the crapper is? I have to drop off some timber." This has other subplots of trying to win over dudes and trying to get more people at their Sorority. It's not that interesting and feels forced. A lot of it felt lazy because they know their audience does not give a shit about how interesting the subplots are. People are happy just seeing a sequence of events appearing if they're laughing. When you are laughing in a comedy you are more forgiving but because I was not laughing it got boring. [CONTINUED IN COMMENTS. SORRY]
6 months ago
Autumn Sonata (1978), Ingmar Bergman
6 months ago
Film d'esordio del regista Jean-Pierre Jeunet, in collaborazione con il regista e disegnatore francese Marc Caro.
La vicenda è ambientata in uno spazio-tempo difficile da definire. La popolazione, vittima di una grave carestia, si trova costretta a combattere la fame attraverso atti di cannibalismo. Il signor Clapet, proprietario della macelleria "Delicatessen", posizionata al piano terra di un condominio, vende la carne umana dei condomini in cambio di legumi (sostituti della carta moneta). Possibile vittima, l'ex clown Luison viene assunto da Clapet per intraprendere lavori di manutenzione all'interno del condominio. Da quel momento si susseguono una serie di peripezie e la figlia del macellaio Julie, innamoratasi del nuovo arrivato, fa di tutto per portarlo in salvo dalle mire del padre, facendosi aiutare dalla banda di vegetariani noti come trogloditi.
Il film possiede caratteristiche tecniche davvero apprezzabili: tra queste spicca la fotografia di Darius Khondji, con colori che virano al seppia e che accentuano l'atmosfera cupa presente nella trama. Da non trascurare è inoltre la colonna sonora che, soprattutto in determinati momenti, è caratterizzata da straordinarie polifonie, con lo scopo di creare un collegamento tra le azioni e le posizioni dei singoli personaggi; collegamento accentuato dall'utilizzo della macchina da presa, che spesso trasporta lo spettatore in luoghi normalmente inagibili (ne sono un esempio le riprese all'interno delle tubature del palazzo).
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6 months ago
“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”
The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed, co-produced and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Based on the DC comics character Batman, the film is the second instalment of Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy and a sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins. Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman. The film follows Bruce Wayne / Batman, Police Lieutenant James Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent in their attempt to dismantle organised crime in Gotham City But are menaced by an anarchistic mastermind known as the Joker, who seeks to undermine Batman’s influence and turn the city into chaos.
Well, what can I say about The Dark Knight that hasn’t been said already? The Dark Knight is an absolute cinematic masterpiece and you’ll have extreme difficulty trying to find anyone who disagrees. Another Nolan classic, The Dark Knight kicks off with the iconic introduction of the Joker. Showing off his mastermind planning, ruthlessness and craziness while robbing a mob protected bank, this introduction shows everything you need to know about the Joker. Heath Ledger’s performance is, it’s timeless and mind blowing. I’m still left utterly engrossed and speechless in every scene the Joker is in, throwing himself into the role and his performance is simply one of, if not the, greatest villain in cinema history. Oscars aren’t needed to confirm a great performance but he deserved that Oscar in every single way. Bale’s performance as Bruce Wayne is as Bruce Wayne as you could possibly get. I absolutely love the dinner scene when boasts about how he owns the restaurant, it’s pure Bruce. His performance as Batman is better than Batman Begins but still, the voice really puts me off it. Aside from Ledger’s performance, Gary Oldman is my absolute favourite in this film. Gary Oldman is an excellent actor and really kills this role as James Gordon. Pfister outdoes himself completely with the cinematography, creating this gritty reality through his work that helps create a work of art rather than a comic book film.