the cinematography in this movie is amazing

if you ignore the anticlimatic ending, the plot holes, jesse eisenberg’s awful performance as lex luthor, confusing plot, and the need of warner bros. to introduce new characters in order to create an entire universe based on dc comics characters…  batman v superman might be a good movie after all.

“I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law.”

True Detective: Season 1 (2014)

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Captain Fantastic (2016) - Matt Ross

5 bullets on this film:

  • I honestly hope 2017 blesses us with more movies like this one. The plot is original, it’s well written, there aren’t any boring scenes, and it made me cry and laugh at the same time. If there are more films like this one out there, please let me know.
  • The cinematography is perfect. I mean it. The setting and the colors are very relaxing and ‘pure’, and the way the film shows the constrast between nature and society is amazing. The soundtrack is also very nice, especially when the characters make their own music. 

  • Viggo Mortensen is great, I even cried because of his performance, you can really notice that he’s feeling his character. And the kids??? DO YOU WANT TO WALK ABOUT THE KIDS?? Some of them are like 5 years old and are already amazingly talented.   

  • The dialogues are really well written and there are some great references and memorable quotes, so if you’re looking for phrases to write on your bedroom wall, this movie will give you some ideas.  

  • This movie manages to send a strong message about capitalism and society’s values without being too extremist, so by the end of the film the viewer gets to have its own opinion on the subject. I think the whole point of the plot is that you can do whatever you want, but never impose your views on other people, let them decide what they want to believe in.  
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I Origins (2014) - Mike Cahill

5 bullets on this film:

  • This is one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen. The story, the details and the characters are so inspiring and deep that I was kind of shocked when the movie was over. Indie movies are the best, man.
  • I really like the contrast and the connection between science and religion, and this movie used this theme very well. I was expecting a boring love story but it ended up messing me up for weeks because I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
  • The cinematography and the soundtrack are amazing.
  • The actors are so beautiful, damn. If you like hot people talking about science and religion, that’s it. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey made me question my life choices.
  • Stop saying that this film is not scientifically accurate because no one cares!!!! The story is good, and that’s it. It’s a movie, not a Stephen Hawking’s theory. And it’s not about religion either, it only ‘explains’ the connection between the ‘spiritual world’ and science. 
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It is the best horror movie I’ve ever seen! The cinematography was beautiful, the acting was amazing, the music was terrifying, and the concept was unique and unusual. The first shot of the movie had me hooked! It was so suspenseful but had comedy mixed in so it’s not too tense. Trust me, you need the comedy. This movie deserves the 100% it got on Rotten Tomatoes

Okay but can we please take a moment to appreciate a series of short movies based on Polish legends called (simply) Legendy Polskie?

Polish cinematography isn’t spectacular. We have good productions but when it comes to special effects, we are unfortunately far behind other countries. Most of good Polish movies are either comedies, whodunits or historical productions. It’s easy to count fanatasy or science fiction films because there is so little of them.

And then, Legendy Polskie appeared.

Those are five short movies (the longest one is about 20min long), re-telling classic Polish legends, taking creatures and people from old tales and putting them straight into XXI century. Not only are they nicely told (plot wise) but also both special effects and soundtrack are amazing.

All of them are directed by Polish master of short form, Tomasz Bagiński (Thomas Baginsky), who is best known from his short movies Cathedra and Fallen Art (which I highly recommend by the way, it’s a feast for your eyes).

All of them are available on YouTube with English subtitles and in HD. I don’t know how many of you will give them a chance but I think it’s a good shot. You can watch them in whatever order you want but I personally recommend “Twardowksy - Smok - Twardowsky 2.0 - Bazyliszek - Jaga“ for the best experience (also friendly advice: whatch till the very end).

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Closet Monster (2015) - Stephen Dunn

5 bullets on this film:

  • The plot isn’t really original, it’s the usual coming-of-age film about a boy struggling with his sexuality, but it’s very realistic and inspiring. 
  • The actors are amazing, but Connor Jessup, who plays the protagonist, is woah.  You can really notice that he’s feeling his character. 

  • The cinematography and the soundtrack are very on point.

  • The only thing that bothered me was that you can really notice Xavier Dolan’s influence and some scenes were the same as J’ai Tué ma Mère and Les Amours Imaginaires. And I mean LITERALLY the same. 

  • MAN, I LOVED THAT TALKING HAMSTER!!!! CAN WE GIVE AN OSCAR TO THAT HAMSTER? PLEASE!!!!!!!
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Rogue One - A Star Wars Story [2016]

Rogue One was amazing! These three are a blessing to the Star Wars Universe. Absolutely loved them. Gareth Edwards did a fantastic job directing this film, the pacing of the story & the cinematography were superb! And the end scene with Vader blew my mind. 10/10 would watch again. 

I am with the force, and the force is with me. 

“Goblin drama is so good, I’m so happy that I decided to watch it. It is shot eloquently and the cinematography is also superb. Like I can’t recommend this show enough. I’ve watched dramas for years now, and sometimes I felt like they lost they touch or that I became apathetic to them. Dramas and movies in general should move you, and this drama did just that. I’ll be watching all of it. Both leads are so adorable in their approach especially Kim Go Eun. “

Similar Confession:

“I know goblin has really great plot and actors, but can we just take a second to talk about the amazing cinematography behind this cameraman?!? I mean, I was just awed in the first episode because of the plot obviously and gong yoo’s handsomeness but what took my breath away was the AMAZING camerawork. I literally started watching for Gong Yoo but ended up being enraptured in the very aesthetic of the drama.”

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Leviathan (2014)

Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Cinematography: Mikhail Krichman, RCG
Cameras & Lenses: Arricam ST, Zeiss Master Primes
Format: 35mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Mode: Spherical (super35)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

john wick is one of the best action movie series’ ever imo. just saw chapter two and holyyyyy shittttttt was that amazing. the actors in it. flawless. keanu, ruby, common - fucking amazing! the music. the action. the cinematography. the choreography! incredible. it was getting 5 stars every where i looked and i was like damn fr? john wick was awesome but sequels usually bomb? but BRUH it doesn’t deserve 5 stars it deserves 10.

good amazing great films

My Own Private Idaho // Gus Van Sant - 1991

Bad Education // Pedro Almodovar -2004

Inside Llewyn Davis // Joel and Ethan Coen - 2013

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou // Wes Anderson - 2004

Dead Poets Society // Peter Weir - 1989

Midnight in Paris // Woody Allen - 2011

Into The Wild // Sean Penn - 2007

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind // Michael Gondry - 2004

Reality Bites // Ben Stiller - 1994

Mister Lonely // Harmony Korine - 2007

Frank // Lenny Abrahamson - 2014

The Motorcycle Diaries // Walter Salles - 2004

Benny & Joon // Jeremiah S. Chechik -1993

The Basketball Diaries // Scott Kalvert - 1995

Shutter Island // Martin Scorsese - 2010

Girl, Interrupted // James Mangold - 1999

Beetlejuice // Tim Burton - 1988

Y Tu Mama Tambien // Alfonso Cuaron - 2001

Moulin Rouge! // Baz Luhrmann - 2001

Hector and the Search for Happiness // Peter Chelsom - 2014

Mona Lisa Smile // Mike Newell - 2003

The Addams Family // Barry Sonnenfeld - 1991

Back to the Future // Robert Zebecks - 1985

Corpse Bride // Tim Burton - 2005

Mr. Nobody // Jaco Van Dormael - 2009

The Prestige // Christopher Nolan - 2006

American Psycho // Mary Harron - 2000

The Skin I Live In // Pedro Almodovar - 2013

Fright Night // Craig Gillespie - 2011

Her // Spike Jonze - 2013

Crimson Peak // Guillermo del Toro - 2015

Boyhood // Richard Linklater - 2014

The Game // David Fincher - 1997

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo // Neils Arden Oplev - 2009 

Volver // Pedro Almodovar - 2006

The Royal Tennebaums // Wes Anderson - 2001

Amores Perros // Alejandro G. Inarritu - 2000

The Others //Alejandro Amenabar - 2001

Sleepy Hollow // Tim Burton - 1999

The Lobster // Yorgos Lanthimos - 2015

All About My Mother // Pedro Almodovar - 1999

Ex Machina // Alex Garland - 2015

Fight Club // David Fincher - 1999

The Great Gatsby // Baz Luhrmann - 2013

Nowhere Boy // Sam Taylor-Wood - 2009

The Breakfast Club // John Hughes - 1985

Across The Universe // Julie Taymor - 2007

The Shining // Stanley Kubrick - 1980

The Beach // Danny Boyle - 2000

Requiem for a Dream // Darren Aronofsky

Trainspotting // Danny Boyle - 1996

I’m So Excited // Pedro Almodovar - 2013

Cinema Paradiso // Giuseppe Tornatore - 1988

Suburban Gothic // Richard Bates Jr. - 2013

Lost in Translation // Sofia Coppola - 2003

Band of Robbers // Adam and Aaron Nee - 2015

Talk to Her // Pedro Almodovar - 2002

Before Sunrise (trilogy) // Richard Linklater - 1995/2004/2013

Django Unchained // Quentin Tarantino -2012

Romeo + Juliet // Baz Luhrmann - 1996

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty // Ben Stiller - 2013
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Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins, 2016

I saw this movie early this afternoon and I can only advise you to go watch it if you haven’t yet. I can’t stop shivering since. I know La la land is the great favorite for the Oscars, and I was in love with that movie when I watched it a month ago but I mean, even if it’s way more than a straight, white, musical comedy (aesthetic is incredible) it would be just amazing if Moonlight could win the Oscar of the best picture … I mean, there’s everything we need in this movie, everything we’re not used to see on our screens. I could feel the discomfort of some people, and that’s the kind of movie we need to accept the fact that homosexuality can be represented otherwise than in its usual stereotypes, to accept and normalize the absence of white people in our films, posters & ads. I really cross my finger for Sunday night … !