Hamlet 2 (2008)

This was an interesting film.  It was a bit dorky in a Napoleon Dynamite sort of way.  The purposeful bad acting and the outlandish humor made it ongoingly enjoyable.  I laughed a lot because of the ridiculously non-politically correct humor that ran rampant throughout the film, like Mr. M’s Jesus-Christ-Superstar’esque play ‘Hamlet 2’ and his unorthodox interactions with his high-school drama students.  Overall, I think the film accomplishes … Continue reading Hamlet 2 (2008)

The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) & Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

The Wild Blue Yonder:  I just watched this fictional, quasi-documentary style film by Werner Herzog after watching his documentary about an American scientific research facility in Antarctica (Encounters at the End of the World, 2007), which recently played at the DFT.  Encounters provided the viewer with amazing footage of undersea-and-ice life on the sub continent.   As Herzog tells the viewer at the beginning of … Continue reading The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) & Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

The Holy Mountain (1973)

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s presentation of the absurdities of religion (and modern life/capitalism) in The Holy Mountain was an enjoyable find for me.  A memorable scene was reminiscient of one of my absolute favorite films of all time: Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960).  In The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky’s play on the Jesus Christ Superstar-esque commodification of the image of Christ leads the viewer to a point at … Continue reading The Holy Mountain (1973)

The Dark Knight & the Autonomy of the Self

For my first post, I’d like to delve into my thoughts on The Dark Knight (2008).  Initially, I was reluctant to watch the film because of its reputation for violence.  I’m typically uninterested or unamused with gratuitous violence and sex in film.  Luckily, The Dark Knight lacked the gratuitous sex.  And, being well hardened to images of violence, I wasn’t altogether overwhelmed with what violence … Continue reading The Dark Knight & the Autonomy of the Self