Posts tagged Film
Posts tagged Film
Have you ever imagined Woody Allen being a pimp and John Turturro his “hoe”? Most likely not.
This past sunday I attended the Lana Del Rey concert here in Miami. The experience was average, I was kind of disappointed. Naturally, no LDR concert is going to be out of this world with raging energy, her music is allegorical and hypnotic which I like. That was not the disappointing part, it was because of the screaming, infatuated teenage girls (and boys) screaming and shoving my friend and I…
It is a great coming of age drama, seen through Ellis’ (Tye Sheridan) point of view as he discovers that love can let you down and make you feel loss. As Ellis’ parents separate, he looks for hope in Mud’s (Matthew McConaughey) love for Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). In a way it is like he can somehow hold on to something that’s a sure thing, unlike the love between his parents that is…
One problem that happened with this movie was that I saw it over a period of 3 days which pretty much sucks because I hate doing that, I like watching films in one sit in. I have not had time lately to even stop what ever I have been doing, school, work and family have taken over everything lately… pretty exhausting!
Day 1: During the beginning of the movie I slowly came to reminisce one summer time of mine where all I did was go to the pool with my best girl friends, cook, nap, watch TV, go running and doing it all over again. You know? That lazy summer time care free feeling when all you have to worry about is putting on sunscreen so you don’t get too burned and the day is sunny and time goes slow and it is okay if you don’t do much?
That’s what the beginning of the movie brought into my mind, nice uh? Well, the story starts out just like that. It is about a couple Marianne and Jean-Paul (Romy Schneider and Alain Delon) who are vacationing in a summer house in St. Tropez (movie is in French with English subtitles) and let me tell you their hormones are pretty much raging. Marianne gets a phone call from a so called “friend” named Harry (Maurice Ronet) and invites him and his daughter Penelope (Jane Birkin) to come over and stay with them. Jean-Paul is skeptical about Harry and Marianne’s history; the movie begins to unfold…
Day 2: I was in awe of the fashion! Oh! I stopped the movie just to see what everyone was wearing. At first I was intrigued by Jane Birkin’s glasses which by the way, as her younger self in 1969 she is beautiful I didn’t recognize her at all! Lets not forget Romy Schneider’s amazing looks too (who according to my mother she had a dramatic life).
Day 3: I began the movie from the beginning. 0.o yes. I know. But only because my mom had gotten back from a trip and movies are the way we bond. Today I noticed how slow the movie is, it is 2 hours long. The camera movement showed how the actors looked at each other and caught their expressions to a former action. The climax of the movie finally comes and it wasn’t as dramatic as I hoped. I’m guessing it is because I saw the 2003 movie Swimming Pool by Francois Ozon which is very similar except the plot is much more complex and has a very ambiguous ending (Post on this movie later!)
Over all it’s a good movie. A bit too long for me but I enjoyed it. I recommend you watch it if you are in a sort of calm mood, cuz it ain’t cray! Au Revoir!
La Piel que Habito (The Skin I live in)
First post EVER! Pretty excited I must say.
I dedicate this one to my mom for always being there for me and supporting me through the tough times of creating and editing this new blog of mine and thanks to the ACADEMY! <- I do thank my mom though, she was the one who told me to watch the film.
This movie is by far one of the best ones I have seen recently…MUST WATCH. The film (I do NOT condone spoilers) is a twisted psychological thriller of a plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) and his stay at home patient (Elena Anaya) who is used for his “medical findings” for non-burning skin. The scenes go a couple years back only to introduce a new character (Jan Cornet) which connects with the plastic surgeon. I will say no more! It is actually bothering me that I cannot share the fascinating revelation of the plot but what I should mention is that this film is by Almodovar. For those who do not know he is a well known spanish filmmaker (known for Volver, Broken Embraces and many older movies I need to get started on watching). What I mostly loved about the film was the development of the characters and how everything was given to you by pieces. It felt like I was unwrapping a gift with many layers of paper and in the center was this magnificent movie that basically blew my mind, only because I was so oblivious of the truth. The movie is in spanish with english subtitles I really recommend this… I’m actually going to watch it again this week to see my response a second time. Adios!