Blue Valentine // Film Review

For a girl not so interested in mindless love stories that play out unrealistically this film unlike those is not for the faint of heart. Raw and realistic from beginning to end. The film is about two people Dean played by Ryan Gosling (The Note Book, Half-Nelson, Lars And The Real Girl) and Cindy played by Michelle Williams (Wendy and Lucy, Brokeback Mountain). This film is very much about Love and what happens between two people tied together by their choices and family. Its eloquently shot and masterfully set alternating time periods showing us their first moments together to years later. The film is Written & Directed by Derek Cianfrance, Written also Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis. Every moment in this film speaks a truth, watch and listen it’s very much worth it.

This film also has some great music, some of which was written by star Ryan Gosling (his band Dead Man’s Bones is worth checking out), soundtrack also features The Dirtbombs, Dept. of Eagles and is mostly composed and performed by indie-darlings Grizzly Bear. Also this soundtrack seems to have some people talking about You and Me, Cindy and Dean’s song which I fell in love with, by Penny & The Quarters. Read about it over at Aquarium Drunkard.

Rooney Mara Featured in W Magazine // Film

Rooney Mara

W Magazine shows Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium” series. A best-selling series of novels by the Swedish author. Later made into films in Sweden which also was released internationally. Now to my un-amazement David Fincher (The Social Network and Fight Club) Directs an English version of the films. I believe that a few key points, like style, some story, perhaps even the blatant brutality shown in the content of the film will translate to the North American version. However like most hyped re-visioned Hollywood films I am apprehensive as whether or not their choices will ultimately please viewers like myself that have seen the films series already. The cover looks stunning. I imagine they will recreate Lisbeth well.

Youth In Revolt // Film

So I thought Micheal Cera, must be decent film considering it appears in the Trailer that he has some sort of Psychotic break and creates a alternate personality, named François Dillinger. I see this playing out to my perverse pleasure, two Micheal Ceras. Well the film didn’t disappoint. It was funnier, more imaginative, dirrrtier and creative than I could ever conceive. It involves Micheal Ceras characters and Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday) adventure in Revolt of life as it were as teenagers in Love. Crazy adventures. Solid 8 out of 10.

(500) Days of Summer // Film

500 Days of Summer posterWhen a co-worker said “Hey you should see this movie, its really good” I didn’t know exactly what it was about. I remember hearing about it’s because both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mathew Gray Gubler. After watching I realised how it seemed relatable with many because of its timeless boy and girl conflicts. I enjoyed th music in the film, Black Lips from Vice Records and Wolfmother were both a pleasant surprise to be featured in the film. I also like the so-called “Sad British Rock Bands” featured like Joy Division, The Smiths, also bands like the Clash. That boy has taste.

Moon // Film

moon-posterWebMoon a film by Duncan Jones starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey as the voice of the GERTY.The film plays homage to films like Silent Running (1972), Alien (1979) and Outland (1981)* For me I thought of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odessey for the set design. The film exams the humanity and technology through a world of possibilities very far from here and our world, somehow I believe it can happen. Definitely a film that makes you think, at what cost will we as humans go to create a better world.
*Some info from Moon on Wikipedia