It’s Sunday the 20th and here comes one movie, one film and a piece of visual entertainment.
Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of young Hushpuppy who lives in the Bayou-swamps of Louisiana with her tempered father. They live there as part of a smaller community of people who doesn’t want to be part of the modern society. And as the climate crises gets worse most of them begin to move away for fear of the coming floods. But Hushpuppy’s father Wink stubbornly decides to stay. And things gets worse as Wink’s health starts to deteriorate.
This indie-film has been nominated in four different categories by the Academy Awards; best picture, best actress, best directing and best adapted screenplay. It’s director Behn Zeitlin’s first feature-length film and it mostly stars a bunch of first time actors.
Its an interesting movie with an interesting location, interesting characters and an interesting view of the world which we get reflected through the young protagonists child-mind. Behn Zeitlin has really succeed in creating an original atmosphere and feel in this movie. And the performance he gets out of young actress Quvenzhané Wallis is great, and the acting over all is great in this movie.
Something from Nothing: the Art of Rap is a documentary film about hip-hop music directed and starring Ice-T. The documentary is an interview heavy one where Ice-T meets up with different hip-hop artists and asks them questions about the art of hip-hop and lets them speak about their passion for the music-genre.
This documentary is mostly just a list of names from the hip-hop world. I didn’t like it very much, it all just felt to basic and I didn’t feel that it dug to deep into the art of hip-hop. It mostly just felt as if they wanted to put up a list of different artists and not necessarily to use the medium of documentary film to tell a story, the story of rap.
The questions Ice-T asks each artist he meets doen’t vary to much from person to person. And the questions in them self feel really poorly thought out and stupid. I can’t see any reason why anyone would want to see this movie. Maybe if you’re a novice in the world of hip-hop and want to learn more about it you could go on to the movie’s wikipedia page and use the staring list to use as a suggestion list for music to listen to. But the movie you can live without.
Ruby Sparks is a comedy-romance movie directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, written by Zoe Kazan and stars Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan. It’s a movie about a famous writer named Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano), who wrote a beloved book when he was nineteen years old and now ten years later struggles to top his debut. One day he has a dream of a girl named Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan) and gets inspired to write a story surrounding her. This magically gets her to materialize, unknown to Calvin’s story and the origin of her creation.
I really liked this movie, it’s an interesting story of relationships, power and self restraint. I thought all of the characters in this movie were greatly written and well acted. Even Paul Dano who’s acting I can have a problem with in some movies (Looper, I love the movie but didn’t really care for Paul Dano’s performance). Yeah, so this movie about a fictional character becoming a real person has a lot of realistic fiction characters in it.
This movie I really liked a lot and thought I would go away from it thinking that it was one of the greatest movies of 2012, BUT then came the final scene and everything changed. This movie has one scene to many, a single scene that changed my oppinion of it so greatly. I went from loving the movie to hating the movie and all it took was one single last scene. It really is a shame, but well that can happen. I would like to know why they wanted that scene in there, oh well.
That’s my post for this week, see you next weekend.
Ha en bra dag