best film: Rashômon is a massive masterpiece that is rhythmically shot, is a meditation on truth told through a brilliant non-linear narrative, and is filled with probably the best camerawork of the Japanese master’s career.
It’s hard to believe that this is Hitchcock’s tenth feature- a crime drama set in a theater (something he’d do again often in 39 steps, stage freight)—it’s one of the best films of 1930 and
I laughed at soderbergh’s retirement in 2013. I said then that I thought he’d make another movie because Tarantino—I was wrong. Tarantino released hateful eight in 2015 and we didn’t get logan lucky until 2017.
It’ s a teen coming-of-age film made with clear artistic intentions. It’s clearly influenced by the graduate but with an 80’s capitalism and materialism spin (complete with wonderful neon titles, a fantastic tangerine dream score,
Part of Wenders “road trilogy” which includes alice in the cities and wrong move. The narrative is sparse with little momentum—scriptless- but this is simple description- not a negative critique as the film is brilliant
The film's strengths reside in Sorkin’s scotching screenplay (it’s based on his play) and the actors who are more than up for the challenge The depth isn’t there on a grander more ambitious scale but
The strength of the film is the two leads: Tandy (who won best actress Oscar) and Morgan Freeman. Dan Aykroyd |is also admirable in support and deserving of his nomination. Does a very admirable job
It’s mainly in the archives for the photographic slow-motion work of athletic bodies in motion by Towne and DP Michael Chapman. Chapman is the dp for taxi driver and raging bull- this film can’t compare