Saturday, December 10, 2011

Viewing Journal: 12/10/2011




647) MUNICH
(2005 dir. Steven Spielberg) 3rd Viewing: December 10 2011
Arguably Spielberg's darkest film. Incredibly violent and doesn't end on the most uplifting of notes. Thankfully, given the subject matter. I can see why he and screenwriter Tony Kushner were attracted to the material and felt it needed to be told cinematically. Few Hollywood films have portrayed the effects of violence on the international community and the individual so operatically. Still powerful 6 years later. And features what may be Eric Bana's finest performance. Lenser legend Janusz Kaminski makes excellent use of filters, flood lights and reflective surfaces once again. Naturally... Why the hell is there not a blu-ray of this yet?







646) THIS IS NOT A FILM
(2011 dir. Jafar Panahi) Date Seen: December 10 2011

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645) THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
(2011 dir. Catherine Breillat) Date Seen: December 10 2011
Didn't like it quite as much as Breillat's update of BLUEBEARD from last year, but still found it mesmerizing throughout. Funny too. She continues to get great naturalistic performances from non-experienced youths.



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