i love so much the cinematography of this movie


“How can you stand there and boast about being immune to love? Why does the genuine love of a woman scare you so much? You think that your way is a superior way to live? I know a lot of women that feel the way that I do. Oh, you men. You make us work so hard for your love, if you would just love us for ourselves.”

-The Love Witch (2016)


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“Why are you crying?”
“I’m just happy to see you. And it’s such a beautiful night. I feel like I’m in the wrong world. ‘Cause I don’t belong in a world where we don’t end up together. I don’t. There are parallel universes out there where this didn’t happen. Where I was with you, and you were with me. And whatever universe that is, that’s the one where my heart lives in.”

rhombuskid67  asked:

You mentioned awhile back that you had seen La La Land, and I absolutely LOVED that movie so much! What personally was your favorite part of the movie? I loved the cinematography, as well as the message and ongoing color scheme if you caught that c:

I could not handle the cinematography. It was so incredibly beautiful and well shot. As a person who wanted to be a cinematographer at one point, I loved it so so so much

anonymous asked:

do you have any Even and Eskilde headcanons? As in their friendship or Eskilde looking after Even when Isak isn't available or the sort of conversations they'd have?

i have been talking with @josteninski about this beautiful ask you sent me so let’s elaborate,,,

  • we both think that eskild genuinely loves spending time with even, like ok maybe at first when isak asked him ‘to take care’ he did it because he cares for isak and therefore also cares for even but the more he got to know even, the more genuine spending time with even was, the more he loved even,,,, we all know eskild has the biggest heart of them all and just genuinely wants people to be happy and feel comfortable around him ??? 
  • i also like to think that eskild lets even watch every movie he wants to- and also lets him ramble on and on about cinematography and filming stuff and so on and
  • also eskild loves to tell him stories about isak??? like,,, “do you know he’s the grumpiest teenager i’ve ever met” 
    • also, “even since you’re around, his room smells less, it’s actually amazing!!” “he never does laundry i’m wondering how much underwear he has to ??? never run out of them ??? without doing laundry ????” and even’s like “he doesn’t but i do” and eskild snickers and nods like “yah that looks like him”
    • “he’s always late on rent…. but you know, when you’re around and this little smile darts over his face, the cornes of his mouth twitching trying to hide the smile,,, i’ve never seen him… this… happy??? and settled”
  • sometimes even’s too far in his own head that he doesn’t realize eskild peeking in with tea and pancakes on a plate so he knows that it’s not the time for some small talk or anything and just,,, silently nods and places the plate on the ground and closes the door again, but not fully, he doesn’t actually close it, he just leaves the door slightly open so that even knows it’s ok to have some time for himself but if he wants to, eskild’s there
  • even loves loves loves listening to eskild blathering about his weekends, about pride, he just loves how enthusiastic eskild is and it’s almost contagious
  • when isak comes home from a long school day and finds the two of them sitting on the sofa, sharing a blanket, watching some chick flick, he rolls his eyes but also he’s happy because even’s out of his room, even’s laughing, so he sits down on even’s lap and flutters a kiss saying hello and eskild groans because “i want this toooooooo” but also he’s just ??? so genuinely happy for both of them, for how their faces light up and how their eyes shine so bright they could light up new york city after dark and that’s the story of how eskild became the biggest isak x even shipper, even more so than magnus


1. first and foremost is ACTUAL NATIVE AMERICAN (specifically Cheyenne Nation) representation and issues! An actual Native American cast and it focuses on their stories just as much as it does the other’s stories.

2. FUCKING an entire story arc dedicated to three girls helping each other escape an abusive ex.

3. A two or three episode arc about a rape victim’s ptsd and specifically mentions triggers by name, i literally screamed at my computer screen u guys

4. I don’t have a screencap of it but in the first episode one of the main girls goes to a strip club to get info and jumps up on a pole and starts taking her jacket off and promises “more for anyone who can give me info” and she ends up never even taking her (modest) undershirt off and she always has the upper hand in this situation and there are plenty of mentions of sexual violence towards women but it’s never shown in a grotesque way and ALWAYS framed as a terrible act and  the women are always so?? empowered?? 

5. the best cinematography that i have seen in a tv show man. this is movie-level cinematography. i love it so much.

this show like you THINK it’s gonna be some “rural detective show with a white guy and his gun” but it evolves into so much more even within the first few episodes and even with all the intersectionality aside, it really is a GREAT show tbh. The plot, the characters, it’s all great.

 It’s on netflix for free and season 6 comes out this year and JUST WATCH IT OKAY.

bethebueno  asked:

Why all the hate for La La Land? It was actually pretty good.

I don’t hate it? I thought it was all right but the script is weak, the music is mediocre, the acting is okay, don’t get me started with the “if she doesn’t like jazz what are we gonna talk about” dialogue adfasdg… It’s just an okay movie overall. It’s just annoying and unfair that it’s probably gonna win best picture when Moonlight, an actual masterpiece that has so much significance, is out there in the world. You don’t get movies like Moonlight very often. Movies like La La Land? Minus the cinematography, there’s like at least 20 movies that feel the same every year. And honestly if you liked it i’m glad, if you pay for a movie the least you should get is to enjoy it, i know a lot of mutuals loved it as well but it’s Not Realistic™ to say it’s better than Moonlight or that it deserves all of those awards instead… I would like it to win best cinematography though, but that’s about it.


Limitless - 1x01 - Pilot

“Hi. My name is Brian Finch, and the first thing you should know about me is I didn’t do anything wrong. Well, not the kind of wrong that leads to having a gun in your face, anyway. I’ll explain.”

Some Advice for Incoming (or Current) Film Majors
  • Don’t feel guilty if you haven’t seen a lot of the movies you’re going to watch in your classes (especially if you’re from a household that was pretty strict)
  • Explore movies from a variety of genres, even ones that you may not like (i.e. if you’re not a huge fantasy fan, perhaps check out a few but look at it from a filmmaker’s standpoint)
  • That being said, if you still genuinely dislike a certain genre after checking out some movies from that genre, don’t force yourself to like it (you tried, therefore do not feel bad)
  • Don’t dislike a popular movie for the sake of disliking it.  If you genuinely dislike the movie, then that’s perfectly fine, but if you’re disliking a popular movie to seem “cool” or “edgy”, don’t
  • Try your best to watch the movies that your class assigns (it’s for the best-really)
  • Check out movies from a different country-watching a film from a different country tells you some interesting insight on that country or about the time period that film came out from said country.  Not to mention, some countries practice certain techniques that may be different from your home country, so it’s always nice to watch a new take on how to make movies.
  • If you feel like your passion’s waning, always re-watch your favorite movies/the movies that made you go “I know what I want to do in my life”
  • Check to see if there are any film clubs/organizations on campus that you can join-it’s always nice to connect with people
  • I say this with so much love: start on your short films/screenplays early (your sleep schedule/sanity will thank you)
  • And most importantly:

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Zootopia Love #164

Nick’s beautiful and subtle reaction under the bridge.

This is right after Judy says, “I wouldn’t forgive me either.  I was ignorant, irresponsible, and small minded.”

The dropping of his muzzle, the slight turn of his head, the easing of his shoulders, the softening of his ears.

This is where Nick forgives Judy.

He was guarded when she arrived.  He wanted to believe, but he wasn’t going to let himself fall for it yet again.  He was ready in case of disappointment.

The moment she says those words, he lets that go.  Completely. He relaxes, turning his head ever so slightly so he can hear her better.  Knowing he has a full, complete, loyal friend in this bunny, someone he can, for the first time in a long time, put his trust in.  

He will do whatever Judy asks him to.

I love this scene so much, and I love this deliciously subtle animation.  It’s hard to even see – mostly we’re watching Judy in this scene, as she’s the one talking.  But even out of the corner of our eye, we feel Nick’s reaction, feel him let his guard go, and feel him open up fully to this bunny who values and respects him.  We feel him open up fully to who he wants to be.  

It’s a scene full of forgiveness and possibility and love.

Love love love this wonderfully crafted moment and love those two.

came back home from la la land and i’ve never been so awestruck in a theatre my entire life, i’m not even joking. pls don’t miss la la land just bc it’s a romance bc literally it’s so much more.

it’s about chasing seemingly unattainable dreams, & telling anyone who doubts you to go fuck themselves. it’s about sacrifice, compromise, chaos, and love. it’s a masterpiece & yes i did cry bc oMG did it hit home. the romance is merely an aspect, not the focus.

as a creator, it was literally catered to folks like us shooting high while ppl try to drag us down. i actually needed this movie so much, “here’s to the hearts” had tears streaming down my face. i never say this but i’m 100% serious when i say this may be my all time favourite movie i’ve seen thus far & i’ve seen a lOT.

everything about it - the cinematography, the soundtrack (hOLY FUCK the soundtrack bless), the casting, the way the story unraveled, i’m honestly so happy. i wish i could write you guys an eloquent review and analysis and perhaps i will do a proper review later after having more time to just digest this entire thing but as of now i’m just. fuckin enchanted so all i can give you is this brain vomit and a push in the direction of your local cinema. PLS PLS PLS watch it, i beg of you, you will not regret it and well if you do, i guess it just didn’t hit you the way it hit me but i rEALLY hope it does. if any of you see it, scream about it with me, it’s a movie that will always be close to my foolish heart. thank you damien chazelle.


You know, there’s a clown in my head and he shits in between my thoughts and he forces me to do the most inappropriate thing at the most inappropriate moment. So relaxing is pretty much the one thing I cannot do.

The Road Within (2014) Dir. Gren Wells

Historical Movie Recommendations

I know that I promised an X Company post a few weeks ago, and I swear that I am working on it, but for now I decided to recommend some of my favourite historical movies. If you have any suggestions, I would be happy to hear them!

1) Suffragette, Directed by Sarah Gavron, starring Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, and tons of other amazing actresses.

I actually just recently saw this movie, and I loved it. It tells the story of some of the foot soldiers of the suffragette movement. Carey Mulligan brilliantly plays Maud Watts, a wife and mother who works at a Laundry who ends up being a huge part of the suffragette movement. She gives up her job and her family to help women get some semblance of equality. I loved how the director showed female friendship, and illustrated the atrocities that the women went through trying to get the vote. Gavron shows the nitty-gritty’s of the movement, no glorifying of the things that happened. (Warning: this movie talks about rape and shows someone being force-fed in jail as well as other violence)

2) Anna Karenina, Directed by Joe Wright, starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Alicia Vikander.

There are many versions of this classic, but this is by far my favourite. The movie and costumes are highly stylized and the scenes fit together beautifully. This is maybe not the most historically accurate movie, but it is done gorgeously, and everything works together to create something that will make you weep. The movie follows Anna (Knightley), a woman who has a life-changing affair with the dashing young Count Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson). Set in the late 1800s, the film captures the height of Russian society and exhibits some of the challenges that women have had throughout history. I loved the costumes in the movie, and if you have a thing for great cinematography (like me), this movie is definitely for you. (Warning: the movie revolves around an affair, and suicide is a large part of the movie)

3) Pride and Prejudice, any of the adaptations are great. Actually, any Jane Austen movies are great.

I love Pride and Prejudice. Mr Darcy, Elizabeth, all of the characters are fabulous, and Jane Austen books give you the ultimate romance on a charming regency set. If you want a more cheerful historical movie (and those can be hard to find), Jane Austen stories are the best bet.

4) Testament of Youth, Directed by James Kent, starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan.

This movie did not get the attention it deserved. It not only had a fabulous cast, but also great costumes, music, and cinematography. To make it even better, it was based on a true story. The movie follows Vera Brittian through the First World War, first when she got into Oxford, then when she became a nurse, and as she lost some of the people she loved the most. I cried through pretty much the whole movie. It was beautifully and respectfully done, and gives us some insight on why she became a pacifist. Please remember that it is a war movie, so there are many very difficult scenes.

5) The Great Gatsby, Directed by Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan.

Another great classic that will get you to question humanity as a whole and fight with people you actually like about all of the characters in the book. Except for Tom Buchanan. Everyone hates that guy. I loved how this movie was done- over the top with a great soundtrack and amazing costumes. It fit the book perfectly, in my mind.

6) Marie Antoinette, Directed by Sofia Coppola, starring Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn.

History isn’t everyones cup of tea. This movie perfectly captures the extravagance of the French court just before the French Revolution in the late 1700s, all the while helping us modern people understand what it was like for Marie Antoinette. Most of the things that people know of her now are things that weren’t actually true, it was just propaganda (no, Marie Antoinette didn’t actually say ‘let them eat cake’.). The modern touches like the soundtrack and the converse that were snuck (is that the right word? It sounds wrong to me) into a shot help us understand what she went through, while still making a very enjoyable movie. Also, the aesthetic is pretty great.

There are tons and tons of other movies that I would like to recommend, but these are a few of my favourites. Some others that are deserving of your attention are:

7) Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley

8) Belle, directed by Amma Asante

9) The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum (this one is one of my favourite war movies, along with Saving Private Ryan and Schindlers List)

10) Atonement, directed by Joe Wright

Please feel free to add on to this list! Would anyone like another rec list, maybe for historical books or tv shows?

*Note: none of these pictures are my own.

La La Land, Vertigo, and Infatuation

I’m 100% convinced that this scene from LA LA LAND

is a direct reference to this scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO

In VERTIGO, the main character is so infatuated with what the woman he loved looked like - he asks this woman to dress and pose in such a way so that she resembles what he remembers of the woman he loved - so much so that he doesn’t realize that the woman he loves is actually the woman sitting right in front of him. But he can’t see her - he can only see his idealized memory of her.

And in LA LA LAND, in this dinner scene before sheer curtains with the exact same neon green light, the two lovers’ relationship falls apart - and it falls apart because of this same problem of infatuation. It falls apart because their relationship is changing, they’re both changing, but they refuse to see that - they refuse to see the real, flesh-and-blood person sitting across the table from them, reaching out and asking to be seen and loved for who they truly are - because the only thing they can see in each other is their idealized memories of who their romantic partner should be… just like in VERTIGO.

Film Review | King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

I was watching this one with two eyes: 1) Guy Ritchie, let’s see you do jolly ole England; and 2) let’s see how you might approach Aladdin, which you’re moving onto next. I gotta say, I’m pretty excited for Aladdin.

The film is very much the legend of King Arthur and it’s also VERY much a Guy Ritchie film (that freaking soundtrack tho). What a ride from the very first note - the film just keeps kicking itself further along and Charlie Hunnam leads the way with so much swag you’re gonna fall in love - I know I did.

The camera work, as in all Guy Ritchie films, is to die for. The cinematography, mesmerizing. The editing, electric as all hell.

The story has some mechanic and plot issues, but it never falters so much that it rocks you out of it. Definitely a decent story being told - but may require some prior knowledge of King Arthur’s story. As ever, stoked for more from Guy Ritchie.

4 out of 5.


You know, there’s a clown in my head and he shits in between my thoughts and he forces me to do the most inappropriate thing at the most inappropriate moment. So relaxing is pretty much the one thing I cannot do.

The Road Within (2014) Dir. Gren Wells