Hey! It’s time for that yearly Google session to try to find the missing films for my Tilda Swinton project. Unfortunately, nothing new seems to be available (although The Dilapidated Dwelling seems to have been available on Youtube for a bit of time before being deleted). Boo!
But a kind reader had pointed me towards the last two episodes of Visions of Heaven and Hell on Youtube, so I saw that one, at least. One more down.
Doctor Strange. Scott Derrickson. 2016.
This is an amusing film, but any scene where they attempt gravitas, it goes into snooze land. Well, almost. But still: Much amusement. One of the more successful super hero films for sure, but it’s not like there’s a lot of competition.
This post is part of The Tilda Swinton Project.
Wow. This is so lo-res. What’s up with Amazon Prime videos? They have no quality control? This is worse than watching a VCD episode of The Simpsons in 1997.
Oh! The film!
It’s good and very sad. Great actors. The cinematography is indifferent, but the film has a great moody mood. Very intriguing structurally, too.
Sleepwalking Land. Teresa Prata. 2007. Mozambique.
- 3 parts light rum
- 3 parts Malibu rum
- 1 part coconut milk
- 1 part lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge and some mint.
It’s very educational.
And then… not.
I watched this via Amazon Prime, but I just noticed that it’s also available on DVD. I should have gotten that instead, because the Prime version of the film is pitiful. Not only are there compression artifacts all over the stage (descending into abstraction when there’s lots of movement in the film) (and I’m using the “Best” video setting in the player), but they’ve gotten the interlace setting wrong then they did the transfer from DVD!
The future is so sad. Instead of flying cars we get interlaced video.
Oh! The film!
The film is really, really amateurish. It’s got one of those rare 3.0 ratings on IMDB, but it has a certain charm, I think.
“Unlike many of the reviews I’ve read here, I’m in no way related to the director, but I did like this film.” That’s a solid review.
But… everything is pretty bad. The acting, the sound, the editing, the, er, person that holds the camera… (I think that’s the right technical term in this case.)
And it’s not a very Panamanian film.
Contadora is for Lovers. Jorge Ameer. 2006. Panama.
- 1 part Malibu Coconut Rum
- 1 part dark rum
- 2 parts coconut cream
- 4 parts watermelon
Mash the watermelon in a cocktail shaker. Add the other ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass.