Leonardo DiCaprio’s been in a ton of movie trailers recently, but there was one film in particular, Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan that gave me shivers right before watching Sherlock Holmes (also a great movie). The synopsis is vague–something about the “architecture of the mind,” but the cast is grade-A including Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard, and Ken Watanabe.
Did anyone else watch this in theaters and get super excited about it? Christopher Nolan is a cinematic visionary in the Hollywood film industry with a highly successful track record that includes Memento and The Dark Knight. More than the protagonist, I’m interested in the villains in all of Nolan’s movies. Can’t wait to see the sick and twisted bad guys he has in store for this one!
The site for film buffs, The Auteurs picked out their favorite movie posters of the decade that I wanted to share with you all. Many of these are Japanese versions of the posters for the Japanese audience.
I really enjoy this site, not only for their content but also for their goal of giving everyone their own film library to watch Antonioni, Truffaut, or Kurosawa anytime they wished. Just because you aren’t invited to the Cannes, doesn’t mean that you should miss out. Their point is “Popular doesn’t always mean good”, which I couldn’t agree more.
For the holiday break, I’ll be doing a lot of that – watching a lot of good (and sometimes bad) movies and I hope you guys will get to do the same!
We’ve all seen the countless renditions of “Single Ladies” and the funny pranks posted on Youtube, but there are definitely deeper treasures to be found! Recently I came across The Youtube Screening Room and instantly fell in love. I’m sure some have already come across this wonderful venue, but for those who haven’t, I definitely recommend dropping a visit.
Great for when you need a dose of indie film culture, sample a few of their featured films and find yourself filled with different emotions, searching for symbolism, and downright enjoying these creative pieces. For those who are admirers of stop-motion, here’s a beautiful piece featured on The Youtube Screening Room called, “Madame Tutli-Putli”, presented by the National Film Board of Canada, and winner of the Canal Award for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival. Hope you enjoy!
Saw the one of the most fantastic films in a very long time, Fantastic Mr. Fox directed by the fantastic Mr. Wes Anderson. I loved his other films, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, but I think Fanstastic Mr. Fox is by far my favorite movie by him.
Everything about the film is wonderful, the acting, the cinematography, the stop motion animation. Mr. Fox is played by George Clooney, Mrs. Fox played by Meryl Streep, and Ash, their son played by Jason Schwartzman. All the voices were done in actual barns and in the fields, instead of taking place in a recording studio.
Fantastic Mr. Anderson also directed the best American Express commercial of all time.