While sitting through a viewing of Liam Neeson’s most recent foray in to the thriller-chase genre Unknown, I was struck with a sense of déjà vu. Much like Neeson’s character in Unknown I was lost, grasping at straws in an attempt to corner a feeling of having been on this adventure before, only something was different. Instead of Neeson being my guide it was the infinitely sultrier Angelina Jolie in the lead role, complete with all the explosions and grandeur that accompanies most of what Jolie does.
Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them definitely earned its place right up there with the 1984 The NeverEnding Story, because while watching it, I wasn’t a 21-year-old university student. I was that four-year-old girl that believed stars are peeping holes into different reality. Thank you, J.K. Rowling.
"Though kids will surely be entertained by the non-stop action and impressive visual effects, it is certainly not a movie aimed primarily at children. The film examines mature subject matter such as morality, responsibility, and accountability, along with friendship, loss, and how anger, conflict, and the desire for vengeance can consume us. Overall, I believe I can say quite confidentially that if you're a fan of Marvel / superhero flicks, you will most likely love this film. And if you're not, you very well still might."
The most important lesson any small business person, artist, or musician has to learn is to separate themselves from their work. I'll elaborate: in the creative process and in the case of a small business, the proprietor of the business or the artist creates something which will in all likelihood be commented on and critiqued by others.
The 87th annual Oscars were on Sunday, and the category of live-action short films offered vast cultural, topical and stylistic variety in comparison to the major motion pictures that were nominated.
The fight scenes in Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster might as well be dance scenes, more footwork and deflection than broken bones, but this becomes noticeable only over time. Wong’s picture of a transitionary period is broken into pieces, and his aesthetic has always been one of staggered rhythms, framerates, and overmatched, smeared colours.