Friday, June 24, 2011
CinEffect Episode #5: Super 8, L.A. Noire, I Saw The Devil, Metro 2033, and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
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Friday, June 17, 2011
[Sorry there hasn't been a review for a while, but I've been busy with stuff like vacations, visiting Washington D.C., oh yeah, and I had a birthday last Wednesday. But fear not, I have seen a movie and it is ready for reviewing, so...better late than never. Enjoy.]
Directed by JJ Abrams
Starring: Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning
MPAA: PG-13 - For intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and some drug use]
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Directed by Terrence Malick
Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, and introducing Hunter McCracken
MPAA: PG-13: For some thematic material]
Is it possible to review a movie that is, for all intents and purposes, indescribable? Can I properly describe a film in a way that doesn't confine it from the multiple interpretations of its meaning? A film like this, and especially this film in particular, can mean completely different things for completely different kinds of people. Is it a simple family drama? An existentialist journey? A subconscious meditation of memory, both of one's life and the life of the universe? A metaphysical odyssey? A philosophical allegory?
It is all these things and more, which brought me to this encompassing conclusion: The Tree of Life is about everything. About life, nostalgia, love, loss, hatred, anger, nature, grace, forgiveness, redemption, and everything else mentioned in the above paragraph. The Tree of Life is simply a film about all life and everything around it.