Thursday, June 26, 2008

27 Dresses

1 out of 5 Stars
I barely made it to the end of this one. Weddings have been on my mind recently so I was prompted to watch this On Demand and I was very underwhelmed. The script is weak, the shots of NY all seem to have been dragged out of stock footage, the story is predictable and this is only slightly better than 'Made of Honor'.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Fall

4 out of 5 Stars
It is so refreshing to see a film that is *new* -- nothing 'borrowed' from previously made work. This is one of the few original and unique things I have seen. Visually it is breathtaking -- I love Tarsem Singh's images. He he financed the entire thing himself and it was shot in 18 different countries with virtually *no* computer graphics -- he does all of his own photography. Amazing. A lot of critics panned it for 'lack of story' but I fear they were strongly misguided -- it is a beautiful story about the world pre WWI. The story is told literally from an adult POV but the images are being interpreted by a young Romanian child -- absolutely moving. And Catinca Untaru? Probably the best performance I have ever seen given by a young child. And Lee Pace, as always, is brilliant.