Seen Recently

Prometheus – Plot weakness abound as RedLetterMedia demonstrates artfully: http://redlettermedia.com/red-letter-media-talks-about-prometheus-spoilers/ but it’s enjoyable nonetheless. Long distance space travel is inconsistent with science in all Sci-Fi that I can think of to begin with(wouldn’t relative subjective time pass much slower to the traveller?), so suspend disbelief. The genre requires that a human truth is told in an emotionally impactful way and this movie does so. A simple but weighty question is examined through fine performances. One scene stands alone as making this worthy viewing. The hook is the visuals, achieved without presenting a beautiful planet, species’ or even technology, just a fine aesthetic. Don’t think of it as a chapter in the alien series.
 

The Skin I Live In- This is Pedro Almodovar with all the style and less the whimsy and wit. A dramatic and thrilling story with aspects of science fetishism unfolds in servings of tiny detail. Additionally there are sci-fi elements which can’t be mentioned. The performance by Antonio Bander’s will never be match in an english performance by him for sure. There is a great capacity for evil in all people, his character is a talented, efficient and intelligent man pushed to dark possibilities. It is like a modern Frankenstein with a great gradient spectrum of morality and psychology.

Midnight In Paris It was one of the rare occasions where I get to watch a movie knowing very little about it. I was thrilled at the moment I realized this was a fantasy film, playing like a academic Forest Gump. A simple fable told in an elaborate way, Woody Allen is asking us to appreciate our day and age with activating determinism; an evolved position from his intellectual, comedic curmudgeon persona. This is a fairy tale with Owen Wilson as a princess and a kingdom of artists, intellectuals, poets and writers to enchant him. Having some interest in some of the figures Wilson visits, it was easy to become quite enchanted myself.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s