_________________ I Watch Films, But... In a word, I think that, far from favoring directors’ formal inventiveness, widescreen, instead, stifles it. It is, I’m more and more persuaded, if not the only, at least the main culprit for the expressive poverty of the image today. - Eric Rohmer Vimeo / / / Flickr
** The Deserter and the Nomads / Jakubisko ** Anna Karamazoff / Khamdamov * Le Samouraï / Melville Farewell to the Land / Yanagimachi * Moolaadé / Sembène * Bad Luck / Munk The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela / Jóhannesson * A Woman Called Sada Abe / Tanaka ** Repentance / Abuladze Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave / Kluge
Can't wait to see how those anti-Ghostbusters 2016 activists take this.
Probably nowhere. The Ghostbusters remake got flack because Ghostbusters was a beloved franchise (in spite of Ghostbusters 3) that Paul Feig decided turn into a gross-out comedy full of hackneyed jokes, and the idea to make the entire main cast female in that context made no sense whatsoever. It's not exactly in the same category as the Birth of a Nation "reboot," because that kinda sorta did have a point to make.
And this sounds more like Fred Claus starring Anna Kendrick, which is obviously great news for everyone who enjoys shitty, forgettable Christmas movies
The Square” is set in a renowned museum where an artist is exhibiting an installation that is meant to promote altruism, providing people with a symbolic space where only good things can happen.
Sounds wonderful and uplifting!
Ruben Ostlund’s art world drama “The Square,”
The movie’s protagonist is the manager of the museum who hires a ruthless PR firm to build some buzz around the installation but things get out of hand when the museum’s PR team goes too far with their publicity plans, sparking a public uproar and exposing the hypocrisy of the media.
Regardless of how good the Coppola adaptation turns out, I'm indebted to it. They shot it in Louisiana and I had a friend working on it. Before that I'd never heard of the original film, but the premise was too juicy to resist, so I watched it and goddamn is it good. One of Eastwood's best roles and a deliciously misanthropic movie.
I'll approach Coppola's adaptation with cautious interest. It looks to be faithful, but so faithful that it might be little more than a prettied up reenactment of original. It'll almost certainly lack the sweaty gloss of 70s sexploitation sleaze that worked as a foil to that film's dreamier interludes, and it'll be hard to match its psycho-sexual tension and gleeful viciousness.
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