TSP2011: We Need To Talk About Kevin

We Need To Talk About Kevin. Lynne Ramsay. 2011.

I remember reading about this film way back then in 2010 and thinking it sounded awful. So I was prepared for a Benjamin Button sized turd.

This is a kinda good film, and perhaps an important film, but it’s such an enormous downer. And the archer thing is just silly. Perhaps the film-makers wanted to be original, but it’s silly.

The moral is: Don’t have kids.

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TSP2010: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader

It’s Alan Moore!!!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader. Michael Apted. 2010.

This is much better than the second film. The only thing I remember from the book is the picture on the well, and that that annoying kid was annoying. The film certainly reflects the book in that regard, but he’s funnier than I remember.

I would have enjoyed this film hugely when I was ten, I think.

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TSP2009: The Invisible Frame

The Invisible Frame. Cynthia Beatt. 2009.

It’s hypnotic.

It turns out that this is a sequel to a short made in 1988.  imdb doesn’t list it on Swinton’s page, but they do list it here.  What’s up with that?  How come some short films are listed on the actors’ pages, but some aren’t?

Now my OCD is twitching.  Badly!

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TSP2009: Io sono l’amore

Io sono l’amore. Luca Guadagnino. 2009.

This film starts off extremely well, and then gets all sweaty. At then end they go full Sirk, and it’s glorious, but the middle part is problematic.

I love the soundtrack by John Adams.

(The blu-ray I bought didn’t have Enligsh subtitles, so I had to pirate a copy off of the interwebs to see it. How come pirates have the stamina to provide subtitles when the people who sell the blu-rays don’t?)

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TSP2009: The Limits of Control

The Limits of Control. Jim Jarmusch. 2009.

I didn’t mean to re-watch this film (I saw it last summer), but it was just too good. That Jarmusch guy, man.

And Isaach De Bankolé! He’s so enjoyable to watch. I think all films I’ve seen with him in have been great? Chocolat, White Material, Coffee and Cigarettes… Perhaps I should do an Isaach De Bankolé Project next?

*five minutes pass*

It kinda looks like the bulk of his films aren’t available subtitled in any language I understand. Oh, well.

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TSP2008: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. David Fincher. 2008.

If some director were to design a movie purely culculated to be nominated in all Oscar categories, it would look just like this turd.

Whaddayouknow.

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