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.

This post is part of The Tilda Swinton Project.

TSP2008: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

So teal.

Very colour correct.

Very hair product.

Finally!  Half a minute of Swinton!

Did I mention the hair?

The battle scenes are so real.

Much.

Miaow.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Andrew Adamson. 2008.

I quite liked the first Narnia film. It was just like I remembered from reading that book at ten. I do think I’ve read several of the subsequent books a bunch of times. I don’t remember much about the plot of this book, but nothing in this film rings any bells, either. Except the train station scene. Did they change the plot or something?

Despite having several enjoyable scenes, this film is really, really boring. Even at ten I would have found this pretty tough going.

This post is part of The Tilda Swinton Project.

TSP2007: Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton. Tony Gilroy. 2007.

After watching a string of European films, it’s always a struggle to readjust to American acting. American acting is so stylised and unreal. You can always imagine any of these actors dropping into a McDonalds’s commercial or a four camera sitcom and behaving exactly the same way. They conform to a really weird set of TV-derived cliches. Even the good actors do.

But then you get acclimatised to American actor tropes and you stop noticing how artificial they are, and you stop being annoyed by them.

I mean, I.

Clooney’s fine, though, and this isn’t a bad film. There are so many hokey lines, but it’s pretty good.

This post is part of The Tilda Swinton Project.