duminică, 4 decembrie 2016

Kaspar Hauser, La leggenda di (2012)

 La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser,  long time i yearned to see it, esp. cos its shot in Sardegna..but no opportunity till Now !!!
has to be seen...
The Legend of Kaspar Hauser Poster
... to be believed
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Vincent Gallo a la doppio, pusher & sherrif,but master DJ !
The unique Silvia Calderoni as Kaspar Hauser, or Gaspar User ?
 pumped up hyped techno music by Vitalic (DJ francese_Pascal Arbez-Nicolas)
A mad blend of surreal, influences of Jodorowski, due Gallo -all in black and white by Davide Manuli (Beket)
uno UFO totale !!!! (e non uno, ma tre!)
# 20 on the list of 25 Great Movies from the 21st Century That No One Talks About  -from Tastes of Cinema , WHICH i said- a Third I saw, a Third I don't know, and a third I will catch-up !!! 
Here ya go, Gaspar Use :)
made me discover Vitalic too !


sâmbătă, 3 decembrie 2016

Neon Demon, The (2016)

 The Neon Demon (wrote about it on FB-see below- & the Cannes article in Cinemap and on the soundtrack page). A real UFO. Saw it then, and it was a real treat on the big screen. For those of you who saw it on a laptop downloaded, I really feel sorry for you. Refn's latest it's very ambitious and arrogant. An aquired taste. Very anti-film too. Experimental. Like Godard's Le Mepris towards cinema, a total despise on the model fake world and on Hollywood. Very 80's pastiche, from The Hunger to Cat People. Movies I love. Could be shallow. Does anyone give a ...? The party was shite tho ;(
7 out of Ten for the challenge. Touche !

Alin Ludu Dumbrava 
May 21Cannes, France
NEON / DEMON: Omagiul lui NWR (Nicolas Winding Refn) 
in neonviole(N)tadus lui GIORGIO MORODER este un soi de The Hunger in lumea modei (cu references Cat People, by Schrader, cu muzica de ...Moroder) si Suspiria. Cliff Martinez face o muzica soundscape brilianta, iar filmul arata si se aude superb. STILIZAT la maxim, pare rece si fara suflet. Asa ca lumea si personajele sale. CANNibalism, necrofilism ;), lolitism, animalism, vampirism, lesbiansm, onanism, all in the VIOLE(n)T NEON. Le OVNI / UFO-ul editiei 69.
Special Cannes / Soundtrack
de Alin Ludu Dumbravă / CINEMAP SUMMER 2016

The Neon Demon- omagiul lui NWR adus lui Giorgio Moroder

“Beauty isn’t everything. It’s the only thing”
OZN-ul ediției 69 din Competiția oficială de la Cannes este THE NEON DEMON: Omagiul lui NWR (Nicolas Winding Refn) adus lui GIORGIO MORODER (după cum a declarat, filmul e inspirat de soundul lui Moroder, vizionarul disco electronica din anii 70.
Demonul de neon este un soi de The Hunger în lumea modei (cu referințe Cat People / Oamenii-felină-1982, al lui Paul Schrader, care avea muzica de ...Moroder, inclusiv celebra piesă a lui David Bowie). Referința clară este The Hunger / Foamea (1983), al lui Tony Scott, film avant-garde, arthouse horror, un alt film cu David Bowie. Este ca un videoclip la piesa Fashion, dar cîntată punk. Recent American Horror Story-Hotel a reciclat pentru TV aceleași influențe. Pe lîngă acestea Refn e bîntuit de Suspiria (Dario Argento), Carrie (Brian De Palma-prom night,) și bineinteles se pot vedea influențele Jodorowski (taxidermie- / Santa Sangre).
Cum bine spunea un ziarist: “e ca un videoclip cu Robert Palmer, regizat de Dario Argento”. Chiar mai mult. 
Cliff Martinez face o muzica soundscape briliantă, iar filmul arată și se aude superb. STILIZAT la maxim, pare rece și fără suflet. Așa ca lumea și personajele sale. Canibalism, necrofilie, lolitism, animalism, vampirism, lesbiansm, onanism, toate sunt prezente în VIOLE(n)T NEON. 
Cliff Martinez, care de la o carieră rock cu Captain Beefheart și Red Hot Chilli Peppers (al căror prim baterist a fost!) a ajuns să fie compozitorul atașat al lui Steven Soderbergh (de la Sex Lies and Videotape) și colaborează și cu muzicieni electro, gen Skrillex (pentru Spring Breakers, de Harmony Korine, 2013), nu încetează să ne uimească ! / și minuneze. El a început să lucreze cu Refn la Drive (prima intrarea în competiția caneză a lui Refn și premiul de regie în 2011) și a făcut o muzică blue, cu influențe disco ale epocii preferate de regizorul danez, Apoi au colaborat la următorul film al lui, Only God Forgives, în 2013. 
Soundtrackul conține o piesă de o rudă a lui NWR; danezul Julian Winding (nepotul lui Refn, cunoscut de la trupa Hard Candy), anume The Neon Dance, și una cu trupa sa dream-pop Sweet Tempest: Mine.
Ce nu mi-a plăcut, piesa de generic final, Sia – Waving Goodbye, o voce a momentului, probabil, alegerea cea mai comercială, dar nu mi-a plăcut sonoritatea, prea modernă și superficială. 
The Neon Demon va fi distribuit spre sfărșitul anului în cinematografele din România de Independența Film. Dar soundtrackul va apare în cluburi și topuri (lansarea oficială, 24 iunie), posibil să fie soundscape-ul anului. Doar a primit premiul Cannes Soundtrack Award al ediției 69.
piesa titlu aici
1. Neon Demon 3:22
2. Mine (Sweet Tempest) 3:42
3. The Demon Dance (Julian Winding) 5:59
4. What Are You? 1:39
5. Don't Forget Me When You're Famous 1:33
6. Gold Paint Shoot 2:50
7. Take Off Your Shoes 1:43
8. Ruby At The Morgue 1:50
9. Jesse Sneaks Into Her Room 2:00
10. Real Lolita Rides Again 2:47
11. Messenger Walks Among Us 6:12
12. Runway 4:30
13. Take Her To Measurements 0:55
14. Who Wants Sour Milk 1:09
15. I Would Never Say You're Fat 2:20
16. Thank God You're Awake Remix 2:19
17. Kinky 4:17
18. Ruby's Close Up 2:02
19. Lipstick Drawing 2:33
20. Something's In My Room 2:52
21. Are We Having A Party 5:21
22. Get Her Out Of Me 3:50
23. Waving Goodbye (Sia) 3:57
Total Album Time: 69:42
The Neon Demon Poster

vineri, 2 decembrie 2016

Rolling Stones-Ride'Em All Down (SOTD-Blue & Lonesome)

The Stones are back !!! Blue & Lonesome, their 11 blues cover album is OUT today ! Lots of energy for their age, surely ! And here's a fancy video of Ride'Em All Down (Eddie Taylor) with a hot Kristin Stewart and a zebra.Directed by Phillipe Rosellet, shot in 2 days !
Uncut review here !j1523_stones_packshot-digital-4000x4000-layered

joi, 1 decembrie 2016

On the Big screen NOW (my belated opinions in a few words)

In brief I saw all the movies that are out (all those I wanted to and some I didn't even, just had to), and I was so late in chores I had no time to write a proper review and only tweeted on some occasions.So here's the brief. On Dec.1st -so you know what to catch-up in the Holiday Season.
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Allied -sooo bad it hurts All the wrongs in the right places. -4 out of 10.
Allied Poster

Arrival - veerry good, Not the masterpiece people say it is but I trust Villeneuve's Blade Runner will be great !  7 or 8 out of tenArrival Poster
Afacerea Est. (Eastern Business) Terrible poster, gread sad-bitter-absurd humor film.. The Real feature debut of Igor Cobilianski. 7 out of 10
Afacerea Est Poster

The Accountant-good, better than expected, recommended, kind of a sleeper. Inventive script, could've be made into a series, and a better hero one than most of Marvel's dysfunctional superheroes in their new series. 7 out of ten
The Accountant Poster


Doctor Strange -absolutely useless, spectacularly uninvolving. Vicuals can't save a film, esp when we saw them with smartness, in Inception. 4 out of ten.Doctor Strange Poster




Nocturnal Animals -one of  year's best. Very Stylish. 8 or 9 out of ten
.Nocturnal Animals Poster

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them...not so fantastic. too much mambo jumbo, overwoked and overlong and a new safe paycheck for Johnny Depp in the years to come, Jon Voight is wasted, tho loved  Alison Sudol as Queenie. that was a great kiss !-a five, 5 with indulgence for all the work.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Poster

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Inimi cicatrizate-Scarred Hearts- uneven but fascinating. One aof a kinda and a new territory for Jude, still growing up as an artist and director.Inimi Cicatrizate Poster
6 out of 10
Hacksaw Ridge-my review here. 6 out of 10


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Snowden.
My friend says "the best Oliver Stone since JFK". I don't really believe in this recent history still in the making. So my feelings about Ed Snowden are mixed at best. I would've rather liked a narrative more brave as cinema means, than this most conventional tale, too explicit and schoolclass on the technology. Wrong time for distribution, no Cannes, no fests, surely no Oscars. Seeing Nic Cage "caged" for once was fun. Peter Gabriel contributes another partipris song on closing credits (from Biko to Snowden). 6 out of ten. with indulgence. For good intentions.
Snowden Poster

 The Neon Demon (wrote about it on FB & the Cannes article in Cinemap and on the soundtrack page). A real UFO. Saw it then, and it was a real treat on the big screen. For those of you who saw it on a laptop downloaded, I really feel sorry for you. Refn's latest it's very ambitious and arrogant. An aquired taste. Very anti-film too. Experimental. Like Godard's Le Mepris towards cinema, a total despise on the model fake world and on Hollywood. Very 80's pastiche, from The Hunger to Cat People. Movies I love. Could be shallow. Does anyone give a ...? The party was shite tho :). 7 out of Ten for the challenge. Touche !The Neon Demon Poster

The Handmaiden / Ah-ga-ssi  -missed in Cannes.caught up on Romanian screens. Overlong (2 h 24 min), and surely exotic for Korean audiecce and for fans of Asian films and unconditional fans of Park Chan-Wook/ Cajn Wook Park ?. Beautifully crafted but in the end, a bit show-offi-ish and shallow. The sex scenes tho beat La vie d'Adele by a longshot. 6 out of Ten.
.The Handmaiden Poster