When I saw this film at AFI Fest, it played to a packed house. It wasn’t one of the films I was especially looking forward to. But I found it enjoyable in the absurd humor and the idiocy of the characters.
While I’m not a fan of supernatural events in horror films, this film does an excellent job of building tension. This is a spooky story as it plays out.
Hannah is something of a masters acting demonstration by Charlotte Rampling.
AFI Fest 2017 Presented by Audi runs November 9-17 in and around the Hollywood and Highland complex (also home to the Academy Awards). For those in the L.A. area, tickets for the festival are free, but you must go online to get the tickets. Besides bringing a variety of films from both established and new filmmakers, AFI Fest is a celebration of the history of film
This is the American Film Institute’s 50th year. (Thank you, President Johnson.) It was 30 years ago that AFI held its first AFI Los Angeles Film Festival. Now we are coming to the start of AFI Fest Presented by Audi held at and around the Hollywood and Highland complex that in many ways serves as… [Read More]
It is rare that a film can seem to be poetry, and that may be even more difficult when the film has no dialogue. Yet The Red Turtle manages to be just that.
The first thing to keep in mind about The Comedian is that it is not a comedy. To be sure there are spots of humor, but it is really a drama focusing on a man at odds with the world—and perhaps with himself as well.
Pablo Larraín’s latest Chilean focused film is Neruda about the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and how the Cold War played out in Chile.
“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven.” (Matt. 5:43-45) We may well know and affirm those verses, but it is a very difficult teaching to actually live out.
In Mia Hansen-Løve’s film Things to Come, a middle aged woman faces sudden changes and must set about finding the course she wants for her life.