- The Most Violent Year
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- The Revenant
- The Spotlight
February 16, 2014
What a brilliant movie!
Nebraska’s story is so original that you can’t predict what is going to happen next. This is a must-see of the year.
Jan 27, 2014
I choose to start this new category This Week In Cinema with I, Frankenstein, because this probably is the most influential movie of the year to my boyfriend. I read some reviews the other day saying this is “the worst movie of the year,” I can’t agree. I, Frankenstein has a weak story, and bad guys are indeed defeated easily, but it at least has big guys muscles and a blonde girl.
Aaron Eckhart was fat in the 2005 movie Conversations with other Women, but here as Frankenstein, he is ripped and buff. This motivated my boyfriend to work out twice a day, and for 1 and 2 hours each.
Many times in the film, Ingmar Bergman uses a red screen to fade in and fade out, and then again a few seconds later as the transition between scenes. I’ve also seen other directors using red, especially Pedro Almodóvar and his Átame! (aka Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!). Unlike Almodóvar’s passionate red, Bergman’s red is blood, disease, and the dying despair and grief.