Just watching this trailer makes me salivate. This is my must-see film for this year; and I have to wait for the next seven or eight months before I could catch this on the big screen. I love the book, I love F. Scott Fitzgerald, I adore the roaring 1920s, and I love Jazz! And I am excited to see Carey Mulligan together with Leo DiCaprio in the same picture. I would be re-watching the trailer over and over again just to satisfy my need and hunger for Baz Luhrmann's much anticipated dreamy adaptation.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
“Godard is a true pioneer and innovator of cinema. While everyone is doing the same usual thing with it he experimented, make films about hopeless romantic men (and their love for fickle minded and sly women), a Sci-fi society, communism vs. capitalism, adventure gone wrong, prostitutes and vice versa. Godard set a standard, created memorable scenes that were copied, parodied, and his work is a subject of homage by the younger filmmakers
of today. And in my opinion, he would always remain cool and fashionable, yesterday, today and for the years to come.” (18 May 2012)
Directed by Park Chan Wook
Korean filmmaker Park Chan Wook reinterprets a vampire story in his own way. No kitsch, no mawkish teen delight, just pure gore, pure macabre. When a priest survived a dangerous medical experiment that killed hundreds of volunteers before him – the townspeople believe that he had become a saint or God’s miracle healer on Earth. However, the priest is now highly sensitive to sunlight and is suddenly craving for the smell and taste of blood. Thirst depicts the cruel reality of vampiric power and the loneliness of a bloodsucking immortal; that in spite of their extraordinary cunning ways they remain greatly dependent on humans. Take for instance is the pitiful attempts and desperate methods of the priest to acquire blood from the sickly and the suicidal, rather from the healthy and alive just so he could continue co-existing with humans without a hint of suspicion. However, his normal routine was ruined when he decided to become involved with a quiet but tricky seamstress. Thirst looks at the nature of evil that is both present not only in the blood hungry vampire but also in the hunger of man for power and eternal youth – regardless of the place or the nature where it could be obtain. Park Chan Wook’s spine tingling work is not for the faint of heart and not for viewers who crave the mediocre teen fazed that is Twilight and The Vampire Diaries.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Directed by Mark Cahill
Not all Science Fiction films are made with high-flying special effects. On the contrary, some of them were quite minimal and simple; just barely choosing to focus on the emotion of the character and the story behind their conflict. Personally speaking, Sci-fi is a varied cathartic outlet that helps a writer branch out the unfeasible into something that is probable. To some, it may be a past mistake that one longs to be corrected or a comfort from hopelessness. In “Another Earth”, Rhoda, a beautiful and smart incoming MIT student suddenly finds herself cut off from the comforts of her almost perfect existence after she unintentionally killed a mother and a child from a vehicular accident. Released from prison after four years, with a burgeoning remorse over her past action, she feels isolated from the people around her and the life that she used to know. Racked by guilt, Rhoda chose to work as a janitress in a school during the day as to escape from her own familiar world, whilst in her free time she poses as a demo in-house cleaner to John, the widower of the woman she killed from the accident, in order to atone to her crime and to eventually, apologize. “Another Earth” is set against the discovery of Earth 2, a living planet parallel to Earth that somehow promises an opportunity to everyone of finding a different self and a different life. The dramatic context of the story with its subtle but powerful Sci-fi twist homogenizes the sorrow and the renewed hope of each character as the sighting of Earth 2 begets them their losses and the anticipation of travel to Earth 2 restores their chances to live again and love.