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The Trip to Italy (2014): 8/10

 

What it lacks in freshness (it is a sequel after all, and one that follows almost exactly the formula of the first film) it makes up for with everything else that made the first film so great, and then some. One of the year's finest comedies, and a good character study, to boot. For those who thought the first film was perhaps too unfocused, this one seems a bit more scripted, which is mostly a blessing, though it stumbles a bit more than I'd like it to.

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Imaginary Landscapes (1989) - 7,5

Rare documentary about Brian Eno, prominent figure in the history of electronic ambient music. Eno was one of the greatest pioneers of the genre during the 70s; his work was crucial to bring the forefront soundscapes to the ears of the general public. Today he is a multifaceted artist working in several fields of multimedia and audiovisual expression. In this 1989 documentary, Eno dissertates about his work and his vision of the world; about what inspires and disturbs him. His words are interesting and, sometimes, even fascinating to hear. And his beautiful musical creations illustrate the points of his abstract speech - from this dynamic emerges the real experience of the film. In my opinion, Imaginary Landscapes could be restricted only to the audio because the main focus is not what is seen but what is heard. It's in the dynamics between Eno's words and his sonic landscapes that lies the essence of this documentary. For lack of a better word, Imaginary Landscapes seems to be a remotely successful attempt to illustrate the interior and creative world of Brian Eno. The picture is a secondary factor dangling between casual formality and decorative artifice. My general impression of audiovisual works whose focus lie in the sound, is that the image does not seem to support the 'action' as well as the sound does the vice versa. Therefore, the image is disposable, especially when it contributes little to no substance to enrich the work. Instead, we ought to close our eyes and let the soundscapes fill in our visual imaginations for a more pleasurable and eloquent experience. This isn't necessarily the absolute case with this documentary. That shall be decided by each one's subjective judgement; for me, the image has scarce redeeming qualities to justify its presence. It's an interesting aesthetic exploration that may please many other viewers, nonetheless. Quite honestly, this 'stoned' style of documentary has been very much in vogue, and it quickly leaves me jaded if not perfectly executed. Imaginary Landscapes was directed by Duncan Ward and Gabriella Cardazzo. Ambient music lovers will find in this film a beautiful and eloquent soundscape that can be appreciated with closed eyes to almost full extent. Recommended!

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Imaginary Landscapes (1989) - 7,5

Rare documentary about Brian Eno, prominent figure in the history of electronic ambient music. Eno was one of the greatest pioneers of the genre during the 70s; his work was crucial to bring the forefront soundscapes to the ears of the general public. Today he is a multifaceted artist working in several fields of multimedia and audiovisual expression. In this 1989 documentary, Eno dissertates about his work and his vision of the world; about what inspires and disturbs him. His words are interesting and, sometimes, even fascinating to hear. And his beautiful musical creations illustrate the points of his abstract speech - from this dynamic emerges the real experience of the film. In my opinion, Imaginary Landscapes could be restricted only to the audio because the main focus is not what is seen but what is heard. It's in the dynamics between Eno's words and his sonic landscapes that lies the essence of this documentary. For lack of a better word, Imaginary Landscapes seems to be a remotely successful attempt to illustrate the interior and creative world of Brian Eno. The picture is a secondary factor dangling between casual formality and decorative artifice. My general impression of audiovisual works whose focus lie in the sound, is that the image does not seem to support the 'action' as well as the sound does the vice versa. Therefore, the image is disposable, especially when it contributes little to no substance to enrich the work. Instead, we ought to close our eyes and let the soundscapes fill in our visual imaginations for a more pleasurable and eloquent experience. This isn't necessarily the absolute case with this documentary. That shall be decided by each one's subjective judgement; for me, the image has scarce redeeming qualities to justify its presence. It's an interesting aesthetic exploration that may please many other viewers, nonetheless. Quite honestly, this 'stoned' style of documentary has been very much in vogue, and it quickly leaves me jaded if not perfectly executed. Imaginary Landscapes was directed by Duncan Ward and Gabriella Cardazzo. Ambient music lovers will find in this film a beautiful and eloquent soundscape that can be appreciated with closed eyes to almost full extent. Recommended!

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oooh sounds good 

 

Watched Kanabis Kid on Net Flix it wasn't to bad... I dunno kinda felt a little "Wolf on Wall Street" ish to me, with all the partying and what not. Although it was technically a "back ground" movie for me, as I was grinding away on my favorite MMO as I watched up, how ever the latter I can do with my eye shut so 

 

still if u've got Net Flix, and your into the whole "behind the drug scene" thing, it's worth the time I though 7.1/10

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In a Better World (2010): 6/10

 

"The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait." 

It was okay, suffered from corny, stereotypical romance subplot that you don't care about.  Cool theme about revenge and forgiveness.

 

Really want to try Last Days in Vietnam.  Seems like it'd be a nice departure from what the average documentary covers.


Edited by linglingjr - Yesterday at 10:39 pm
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Just watched

 

Good Morning Vietnam  10/10

 

I really liked it, nice sense of humor and the drama wasn't bad either. I liked it 

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Quiz Show (1994) - 8.0/10

 

Fallen Angel (1945) - 7.0/10

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Was really intrigued by the premise of this one, and it ended up being a very interesting film. It's deliberately paced, so if you don't have patience for that sort of thing, you may want to pass it by. 

 

 

"Ida" - 8.5/10

 

 

 

Hm. I was a bit struggling while watching this film because the story and characters left me cold. I see a lot of positive reviews about it on English language film sites. I wish my favorite contemporary Russian art-house films received such an attention.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D Bluray 8.5/10
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Also Captain America Winter Soldier 8.5 sounds right. I seem to be in the minority that thinks the Captain films are the best modern Marvel movies (after avengers).
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