What Sweaty's About

Just watched this. Robert Duvall was fantastic. It was a surprising little movie. Well worth a watch.
May 24

Just watched this. Robert Duvall was fantastic. It was a surprising little movie. Well worth a watch.

"Let’s get one thing straight; Hollywood never had any ideas. One need look no further than some of the earliest films…Hollywood began by pillaging classic literature, and just because they’re now pillaging “classic” comic books from the 60s and 70s doesn’t somehow indicate a sudden lack of originality."

- James Harleman - Cinemagogue.com

Jul 18
minimalmovieposters:

Vertigo by Mahdi Chowdhury
Jul 30

minimalmovieposters:

Vertigo by Mahdi Chowdhury

minimalmovieposters:

Star Wars V:The Empire Strikes Back by Andy Cortez
Jul 30

minimalmovieposters:

Star Wars V:The Empire Strikes Back by Andy Cortez

(Source: )


Robert De Niro’s Mohawk was not real, due to the fact that De Niro still had to shoot scenes for the film with hair after the Mohawk portions. Makeup artist Dick Smith created a bald cap that was glued to De Niro’s head and the mohawk was made of thick horse hair.
Aug 19

Robert De Niro’s Mohawk was not real, due to the fact that De Niro still had to shoot scenes for the film with hair after the Mohawk portions. Makeup artist Dick Smith created a bald cap that was glued to De Niro’s head and the mohawk was made of thick horse hair.

(via bobbymilk)

minimalmovieposters:

Children of Men by Adam Rabalais
considerthelobsters’s request
Sep 4

minimalmovieposters:

Children of Men by Adam Rabalais

considerthelobsters’s request

(Source: )

minimalmovieposters:

Ponyo by Sharon Sparkes
Sep 4

minimalmovieposters:

Ponyo by Sharon Sparkes

Nov 3

(Source: autowerk, via fakecriterions)

Since Otar Left.
I watched this for my film class last week.  It’s a French/Belgian film set in Georgia about a Grandmother whose daughter and granddaughter lie to her about the death of her son Otar. They forge letters from him so she won’t know he’s died, and this creates incredible tension and irony as the Grandmother keeps trying to get in touch with Otar in increasingly touching ways, culminating with a trip to go see him.  
As you can see, the Grandmother (Eka) is one of the cutest old women that has ever existed, so your heart really breaks for her. This film also plays strongly on the divide between the three generations and there are some thought-provoking conversations between characters of traditional, modern, and post-modern ideologies.
Overall, I highly recommend it.
Mar 28

Since Otar Left.

I watched this for my film class last week.  It’s a French/Belgian film set in Georgia about a Grandmother whose daughter and granddaughter lie to her about the death of her son Otar. They forge letters from him so she won’t know he’s died, and this creates incredible tension and irony as the Grandmother keeps trying to get in touch with Otar in increasingly touching ways, culminating with a trip to go see him.  

As you can see, the Grandmother (Eka) is one of the cutest old women that has ever existed, so your heart really breaks for her. This film also plays strongly on the divide between the three generations and there are some thought-provoking conversations between characters of traditional, modern, and post-modern ideologies.

Overall, I highly recommend it.

Since Otar Left
Mar 28

Since Otar Left

Thank You For Smoking.
I watched this again last night. It had been a few years and I honestly expected to enjoy it less this time, but I found the opposite to be true. I forgot just how smart and quippy it is, and how much it made me think about the nature of argument and even of democracy.
I’m adding the novel to my list.
Mar 28

Thank You For Smoking.

I watched this again last night. It had been a few years and I honestly expected to enjoy it less this time, but I found the opposite to be true. I forgot just how smart and quippy it is, and how much it made me think about the nature of argument and even of democracy.

I’m adding the novel to my list.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.
At the raving of a friend, I watched this with Gingifer the other night. It was hilarious. As horror comedy goes, it’s up there with Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland. It could have very easily been one-dimensional and no one would have cared, but it went for drama, and almost parodied that as well. Whereas the above mentioned zom-coms are a parody of horror, Tucker and Dale seemed to parody other horror parodies, in the sort of meta way that I love. It was much funnier than I expected.
Mar 31

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.

At the raving of a friend, I watched this with Gingifer the other night. It was hilarious. As horror comedy goes, it’s up there with Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland. It could have very easily been one-dimensional and no one would have cared, but it went for drama, and almost parodied that as well. Whereas the above mentioned zom-coms are a parody of horror, Tucker and Dale seemed to parody other horror parodies, in the sort of meta way that I love. It was much funnier than I expected.

Kill Bill, Volume I.
I hadn’t seen this for three years until last night. I forgot just how visually stunning it is, and also how wonderfully the plot unfolds. The chronology of it is handled as flawlessly as any epic. It was Tarantino’s finest when it came out.
Mar 31

Kill Bill, Volume I.

I hadn’t seen this for three years until last night. I forgot just how visually stunning it is, and also how wonderfully the plot unfolds. The chronology of it is handled as flawlessly as any epic. It was Tarantino’s finest when it came out.

Titanic.
I never watched this when I was a kid, but I finally saw it the other day with my wife…in 3D.  It was very cheesy in places, which was expected, but overall I thought it was very good. Much better than Avatar, in my opinion. What I didn’t expect was the boat crash to be quite so disturbing. Parts of it were very unsettling. That’s probably one reason I wasn’t allowed to watch it when it came out.
But I feel like a normal American now that I’ve finally experienced it. The fact that I hadn’t seen it was my dirty secret for a while, but now I can hide no more.
Apr 8

Titanic.

I never watched this when I was a kid, but I finally saw it the other day with my wife…in 3D.  It was very cheesy in places, which was expected, but overall I thought it was very good. Much better than Avatar, in my opinion. What I didn’t expect was the boat crash to be quite so disturbing. Parts of it were very unsettling. That’s probably one reason I wasn’t allowed to watch it when it came out.

But I feel like a normal American now that I’ve finally experienced it. The fact that I hadn’t seen it was my dirty secret for a while, but now I can hide no more.

The Cabin in the Woods.
I saw this Friday night with Gingifer. As probably the most creative horror film I’ve ever seen, I loved every minute. It reminded me in ways of Tucker and Dale, because it points at the silly things horror movies do. Tucker and Dale laughed at those silly things. The Cabin in the Woods smiled at them, but it also asked why studios make the same horror movies again and again, and why people keep seeing them. There were a few very chilling moments when the filmmakers were clearly scolding audiences for finding pleasure in watching people suffer. And on top of that it was one of the scarier movies I’ve ever seen. It was a lot of fun, and it also really made me think.
Apr 17

The Cabin in the Woods.

I saw this Friday night with Gingifer. As probably the most creative horror film I’ve ever seen, I loved every minute. It reminded me in ways of Tucker and Dale, because it points at the silly things horror movies do. Tucker and Dale laughed at those silly things. The Cabin in the Woods smiled at them, but it also asked why studios make the same horror movies again and again, and why people keep seeing them. There were a few very chilling moments when the filmmakers were clearly scolding audiences for finding pleasure in watching people suffer. And on top of that it was one of the scarier movies I’ve ever seen. It was a lot of fun, and it also really made me think.