After immersing myself into the adventurous expeditions led by Percy Fawcett last night, I wanted to take some time to appreciate slow burners. Films with a deliberate pace that produce meditative and resonant results. Slower than a snail, slower than a tortoise and guaranteed to be slower than my grandmother. Initially, I rejected these festering sprawling behemoths due to having such a low attention span. Then, years later after much film experience, I've grown to adore them. My mind evolved. To become enveloped in the meticulously crafted worlds and characters. Urgh. I crave them. Move over disposable blockbusters, these are my true cinematic loves.
Featured today we've got yesterday's obsessive adventure film 'The Lost City of Z', the existential 'A Ghost Story' (equipped with a ten minute pie devouring scene), the religiously inclined 'Silence', the expressionistic romance 'If Beale Street Could Talk' and finally the surreal 'I Am Not A Witch'. All the above should be at the top of your watch list right now. Go on. Write them down...I can wait all day...
Have you seen these five films? Any other slow burners that you love or think I may appreciate? Be sure to let me know!
Depuis plusieurs mois, une mystérieuse série d'assassinats d'une sauvagerie sans précédent est commise dans la ville. La police à bout de ressources fait appel au lieutenant Marion Cobretti, dit Cobra, un flic de choc qui vient de mettre fin à une prise d'otages dans un supermarché…
That was better than I expected. The side plot about the parents was totally unnecessary and was my only real complaint. Practical effects were surprisingly good and gooey, acting and writing are what you expect from this type of flick. Campy, gory, goofy nothing more nothing less.
Drinking my last Double Two Hearted from Bells. Hope they bottle this more often going forward. With N.E. and Brut getting all the attention this resinous 2xIPA is a nice change.
At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe.
Snowpiercer... Directed by Bong Joon-ho. A thoughtful, well-crafted dystopian science fiction film with art house elements. “Order is the barrier that holds back the flood of death. We must all of us on this train of life remain in our allotted station. We must each of us occupy our preordained particular position.”
And the Oscar goes to Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor In A Leading Role 2008. Daniel is certainly my favorite current living actor, every role he played stands on its own. He didn’t act just for the sake of acting, he only did films that can contribute to the cinematic genre, that’s why his filmography has long gaps, because he didn’t find the right project and that makes me admire him a lot. it’s hard to see an actor like him these days, I’m still sad that he decided to retire in 2017 😞💔
والفائز في جائزة الأوسكار لأفضل ممثل في عام ٢٠٠٨ تروح لدانيال دي لويس عن دوره في فيلم (سنسفك الدماء) . بالنسبة لي اعتبر دانيال أفضل ممثل على قيد الحياة ، فعلاً كل دور أدّاه كان مختلف عن الآخر وكأنه يتلون ليناسب الفيلم ، ولا كأنه مثل في فيلم سابق بمظهر معين وتكنيك معين وفجأة ينتقل للعمل اللي بعده بتكنيك ومظهر وأداء حتى صرت ما أميزه 😨 جباااار جباااار ، ولو تلاحظون في أرشيفه السينمائي كان عادي عنده يوقف كم سنة ويرجع بدور يديد بعدين وبعد يوقف كم سنة ، لإن ما كان همه يمثل لمجرد التمثيل ، كان شخص يهمه العمل السينمائي نفسه والمادة اللي بيقدمها هالعمل هل ممكن تضيف له ؟ وقتها يقرر ويمثل ، وهالشيء يخليه يكبر بعيني وأقدرّه جداً ، وللحين حزين على خبر اعتزاله المفاجئ في ٢٠١٧ ، رغم إنه ما زال يقدر يعطي ويقدم 😞💔
Director Joe Talbot, in his first feature film, establishes an outrageous mood that is full of creativity and directorial embellishments, easily absorbing his audience into his wholesomely original world. The film’s a dreamlike odyssey set in San Francisco as a young black man yearns to get back his childhood home in a city that is rapidly changing. Relying on classical themes such as maintaining one’s identity in a rapidly changing world , seemingly immutable childhood memories and familial angst, The Last Black Man in San Francisco maintains its aesthetic originality in how it presents the young man’s odyssey to recapture his youth.