Fences Filmkritik – Filmstart 16. Februar 2017

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Denzel Washington fürht Regie in einem Kammerspiel von August Wilson (Pulitzer Preis und Tony Awards). Es geht um einen Mann in den 50ern in Pittsburgh, sein Leben, mit seiner Frau und seinen beiden Söhnen, seinem psychisch kriegsverletzen Bruder und einem guten Freund, meistens im Hintergarten des Hauses. Große Monologe von Denzel Washington und Viola Davis, die beide 2010 das Stück am Broadway gespielt haben. Sehr gefühlvoll und spannend, trotz der fast zwei und halb Stunden.

Eine Tension liegt in der Luft und die Musik raunt im Hintergrund bewusst gesetzt dazu. Beide Darsteller sind für die Oscars 2017 nominiert und das Drehbuch, sowie der Film als Gesamtkunstwerk ebenso. Viola Davis gewann bereits den Golden Globe für Beste Darstellerin. Lange nicht mehr so tiefgreifende Charakterdarsteller in einem wunderbaren Dialog gesehen! Das Leben an sich mit Höhen und Tiefen und Melancholie.

Über das Doppelte vom Produktionsbudget i.H.v. US$ 24 Millionen wurden allein in den USA schon heute reingeholt.

Passengers Filmkritik – Start: 5.Januar 2017

passengersDer Film liegt irgendwo zwischen “Prometheus” und “Moon” und “Gravity” und keiner weiß genau, was das nun ist oder soll: Ein Raumschiff auf dem langen Weg zu einem neuen Planeten, auf dem eingefrorene Menschen sind. Der Mann (unscheinbar belanglos: Chris Pratt) wacht – aus technischem Versehen – auf, läuft herum und verliebt sich in die Frau, die auch eingefroren daliegt. Dann weckt er sie auf und sie läuft mit ihm herum. Tolles Raumschiff, tolle Klamotten, tolle Bar, toller Sex.
Jennifer Lawrence glänzt in einer noch nie gesehenen Art, sehr wandelbar.
Der Regisseur Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) erzählt die Geschichte von Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Dr.Strange) sehr stringend mit den gut geführten zwei Hauptdarstellern und doch vergeht das erste Drittel etwas öde, während man am Ende kaum bemerkt, dass knapp zwei Stunden rum sind und das Ende nur so hinrauscht.
Das Ärgerliche: die zwei Leute sind 90 Jahre zu früh aufgewacht, lernen sich lieben, aber am Ende weiß man nicht, was aus denen geworden ist. Er rettet das Schiff und sie rettet ihn. Das Schiff kommt endlich an und die beiden sind verschwunden. Sind sie tot? Haben sie Kinder da gelassen?  Aber was ist das Ende der ganzen Geschichte?
Für US$ 110 Million Produktionskosten für zwei Stunden Film ein doch dünnes Ergebnis… Dafür hat der Film schon an einem Tag allein in USA schon US$ 40 Millionen eingespielt.
Wir können den Produzenten nur wünschen, dass sie ihre Investition mit etwas Gewinn zurückbekommen. Das finanzielle Risiko eines Zwei-Personen-Stücks in sehr teuren Kulissen weiß Bruce Berman (Chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures, u.a. Matrix; Mad Max: Fury Road; Gran Torino; I Am Legend) gut einzuschätzen.

Die Viuals mit der Kameraführung von Rodrigo Pietro (Wolf of Wall Street; Brokeback Mountain; Babel; Argo) sind zum Staunen! Dazu die Musik von Thomas Newman (Wall-E; Skyfall; Spectre) machen den Film zu einem Augen- und Ohrenschmaus. Viel fürs Hirn bleibt aber leider nicht drin.

Nebenbei: Lawrence was paid $20 million against 30 percent of the profit after the movie breaks even and Pratt was paid $12 million.

P.S.: In der Originalfassung leiht die professionelle Sprecherin Emma Clarke dem Starship Avalon ihre Stimme. Woher man sie kennt? Clarke spricht in der Londoner U-Bahn als eine von mehreren Stimmen die berühmte „Mind the Gap“-Ansage.

Was uns wirklich nährt. Fleischmasse oder Natur?

Jedes Jahr ein Kilo mehr – isst jeder Deutsche mehr an Fleisch. 2kg PRO JAHR vor 150 Jahren heute sind es 60kg im Jahr!

Über 50% der Diabetes-Fälle könnten verhindert werden, wenn die Leute weniger essen würden, wie z.B. in der Mittelmeer-Region. Dort essen sie 600g / Tag für Gemüse und 10x soviel Olivenöl als die Deutschen. Nicht zu Denken an die (langfristigen) Folgen der Antibiotika-Resistenz

Kohlehydrate: Zucker und leicht resorbierende Stärke.

heutiges Weißbrot ist haltbarer, aber nicht mehr natürlich.

Zuviel Fleisch 300-600g / Woche. v.a. Männer essen ca. 3x so viel, d.h. bis zu 1,8kg pro Woche!

—> 750 mio. Tiere werden allein in Deutschland pro Jahr geschlachtet.

Reizdarm, Haut- und Haarprobleme, Allergien, Bauchspeicheldrüse kommt nicht mehr mit Insulinproduktion hinterher, Diabetes, Herz- und Kreislaufprobleme.

Rohkost: viele Ballaststoffe, Vitamine, sekundäre Pflanzenstoffe. Früchte der Natur, höchster grad der gesunden Ernährung.

Fleisch: Tiere bekommen Soja und Mais. Omega 6 – Fettsöuren ist höher als bei Tieren auf dem Land mit Weidegang (Gras, Heu). Der gesunde Ausgleich für Menschen wird von 1:2 zu 1:15 – Mangel begünstigt Herz-Kreislauf-Probleme. Nicht einmal in Milch, Eiern oder Hühnerfleisch stimmt die Omega-Fettsäuren-Menge. Leinöl 50-70%. Zu viel tierische Produkte lagern sich langfristig in Gelenken ab – Arthrose.

Ayurveda bei Arthrose. Koriander, Kreuzkümmel, Wurzelgemüse gegen Übersäuerung.

Schon nach 6 Wochen merkt man, dass es besser wird!

Indien ist das Land der Vegetarier. Pfeffer für die Stärkung des Immunsystems, Chili für den Abbau von überschüssiges Fettgewebe, Kardamon gegen Entzündungen und Ermüdung.

“Blockade der Lebensenergie” – daraus kommen Allergien, Laktose-, Gluten-, Fructoseintoleranz. Jedes Lebensmittel hat eine eigene Eigenschaft. Bei geschwächtem Körper helfen Wurzelgemüse wie Möhren, Rote Beete, Fenchel.

Scharfe Gewürze wie Ingwer, Chili regen den Stoffwechsel an.

Morgens: Gerstenbrei, dazu Birne mit Kurkuma und Trockenobst. 1 Glas geklärte Butter zur Reinigung. Ingwerwasser zur Stärkung.

-> seine Allergien sind weg!

Darmkrebs in Indien viel weniger! 35 von 100.000 in Deutschland (auch Kanada und Australien), in Thailand 14 und in Indien nur 4!

Nach Studien (Prof. Richard Béliveau aus Uni Montreal) entstehen im menschlichen Körper in der westlichen Welt (v.a. in der Studie: Deutschland, Kanada) 1 Mio. neue Zellen TÄGLICH. EINE EINZIGE Zelle reicht. 40% bekommen Krebs. Eigentlich sollten es ja 100% sein bei der Anzahl mutierter Zellen. Einige machen es also wohl richtig. Er machte Lebensmittelextrakte:

Tumorzellen sind unsterblich (auch wenn sie wieder aufgetaut werden – sie wuchern wieder weiter!) – dazu die Extrakte und mit 1000-fach verdünnter Menge Lauch, Knoblauch stopppt es. Blumenkohl, Erdbeeren, Karotten, Tomaten auch. Tumor stoppt oder schrumpft durch normales Füttern bei Mäusen. Rohgemüse aller Art und Rote Beete! Auch Himbeeren, Blaubeeren und Erdbeeren. 7-10 Portionen Gemüse (halbe Tasse Kohl oder ein Apfel0 1 Portion)

400g sollten wir, tun aber nur 120g an Obst & v.a. Gemüse essen.

Tumorzellen sterben ab, aber Krebsstammzelle bleibt… auch bei Chemotherapie. Brokkolisprossen in Kapseln für Pankreaskarzinom plus Chemo. (Prof. Peter Schemmer Chig.Uniklinik Heidelberg) Sulforafan kann es elimineren.

Haferbrei mit Obst, Salat mit Leinöl oder Gemüsesuppe.

Johanna Butwig: Quark mit Leinöl, Verzicht auf Kohlehydrate, stattdessen Salate mit Nüssen.

Nicht Fleisch, sondern vegane Kost, macht fit! (Dr. Katharina Wirnitzer, Sport-Wiss. an Päd.Hochschule Innsbruck) Vollkorn nicht Protein gibt Kraft. Veganer können mithalten, z.B. Martina Navratlove (Tennis), Mike Thysson (Boxer), Carl Lewis (Rennen)

In spätestesn 20 Jahren können die Krankensysteme das nicht mehr bezahlen. Also Nahrung umstellen, das ist einfach und überall. Aber Bewegung muss jeder für sich finden.

Es werden also immer mehr Leute krank, weil die Industrie uns das künstliche Essen so vorgibt.

 

FLEISCH sind erst einmal lebendige Tiere. Eine Kuh und ein Rind haben vor 20 Jahren noch eine Lebenserwartung von 20 (!) Jahren gehabt, heutzutage werden sie nach 4 Jahren geschlachtet, da sie weniger Milch “produzieren” bzw. anhand geplanter Nahrung aus Antibiotika im Fleisch fertig ausgewachsen sind.

Ignoranz ist einfacher und in der Schadenfreude-Mobbing-Gesellschaft macht man einfach Witze daraus:

Und hier, was uns die Fast-Food-Ketten oder Restaurants verkaufen wollen: What 2,000 Calories Look Like (even in one meal): http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/22/upshot/what-2000-calories-looks-like.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0&abt=0002&abg=0

Die Dokumentation der Erstausstrahlung 11.11.2014 ist hier zu sehen bis zum 11.11.2015: http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Dokumentation-und-Reportage/Was-uns-wirklich-n%C3%A4hrt/rbb-Fernsehen/Video?documentId=21529862&bcastId=3822114

Es gibt einen inneren Konflikt unter den Fleischessern, denn sie gehen aggressiv auf die Nicht-Fleisch-Fresser zu. Ethik auch für Tiere anzuwenden, mag für viele “unlogisch” sein, daher kommen sie mit folgenden “Argumenten”, um vermeintlich besser und ohne schlechtem Gewissen da zu stehen, sowie sich rausreden zu können, Nicht-Fleischesser wollen sie auf Teufel komm raus missionieren. Nein. Es geht um die Anwendung der Tierethik, die aus Bequemlichkeit schlecht geredet wird:

75 Ausreden, die Fleischfresser benutzen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlC8VuGrGkg

 

INFIDEL SHAMBLES – “BLUE JASMINE” Woody Allen (2013) film review

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It is Woody Allen’s 48th film as a director and after winning 4 Academy Awards, it is my question what he can possibly do new in his stories? He still has the creative look over life! And this time it is amazing (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama – Golden Globe 2014 winning AND Academy Award winning) Cate Blanchett as a neurotic, Benzodiazepine-addicted, Prozac, Litihum and electroshocked but inexplicable proud woman who takes this whole movie onto her side – not to forget the crazy vivid “sister” Sally Hawkins. The actors are always good, it is more the characters written in this story of movie that make no conclusion of what should or is being told here. Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard are almost not there among others. The story is mostly confusing with flashbacks, even Cate Blanchett’s character might not put her finger on it or even herself; she can’t even handle a Personal Computer in order do go become a interiror designer over an internet-course.

And that might be exactly what old Woody Allen wants us to find – or not to find – in this  new-old piece of urban America: class, gender and corporate criminality, rigid panicking in this post-economic world.

WOYZECK – The Film

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WOYZECK EXPERIENCES A STATE OF PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA,WHEN
HE FINDS HIS GIRLFRIEND IS CHEATING ON HIM.
JEALOUSY MANIFESTS AS FEAR OF SELF-AWARENESS.
DEATH MANIFESTS AS THE FIRST AND LAST REALITY.

Franz Woyzeck und Marie haben ein Kind. Möglicherweise geht sie fremd. Durch die Erhöhung seiner Tablettendosis vom Doktor ist Woyzeck gefangen in einem unausweichlichen Leiden. Zwischen Wahrheit und Lüge liegt die Realität.
Die Odyssee durch die tiefe Psyche in Gerog Büchners Adaption des fragmentarischen Theaterstücks von 1836 lässt Eifersucht als Furcht der Selbsterkenntnis erscheinen. Der Tod ist die erste und letzte Realität. Das Leben ein einziger Realitätsverlust. πάντα ῥεῖ

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2014

WORLD ARTS FILM FESTIVAL, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 15, 16, 17 MAY 2014

SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL, NEW MEXICO Saturday, May 3rd at 9:00pm at the Jean Cocteau Cinema

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2013

ON THE EDGE
LOUISVILLE INTERNATIONAl FESTIVAL OF FILM, Louisvile, Kentucky, OCTOBER 12th 2013 in LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY OFFICIAL SELECTION 2013

MAGIKAL CHARM FILM FESTIVAL 2013, ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES, NEW YORK CITY, February 12th 2013

WON!!! BEST LIVE ACTION THRILLER

HOT SPRINGS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2013, Central Theater Hot Springs, Arkansas, September 26th  2013 – OFFICIAL SELECTION 2013

ARS MUSICA – Lichtspiele Harras/Pocci Plinganser St. 6 im Stemmerhof München – Munich, July 11th 2013

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2012

participation in the TRAILER FEST of the 1st PHENOM FILM FEST, Shreveport / Bossier City, Lousiana, September 6th – 9th 2012

participation in the market of the 15. Brussels Short Film Festival, April 27th – May 6th 2012 15. BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

FantEx / Trick- Animations- Fantasie- Experimentalfilm und Videoclip Festival 2012 des BDFA, 14. April – 15. April 2012 WON!!! The Silver Medal of the Bundesfilmfestival of the Bundesverband Deutscher Film-Autoren BDFA e.V. FantEx 2012 Waiblingen

Thüringer Landesfilmfestival FILMthuer.2012 am Samstag, 3. März 2012 – 16.15 Uhr Filmblock 9 Thema “Unschönheiten“ WON!!! The 2nd prize in student films and is nominated for the Bundesfilmfestival of the Bundesverband Deutscher Film-Autoren FILMthuer2012

participated in the market of the Festival International du Court Métrage à Clermont-Ferrand 2012, 27. Januar – 4. Februar 2012 Festival International du Court Métrage à Clermont-Ferrand

Ilmenauer Kurzfilmnacht am Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2012 –  21 Uhr Kurzfilmnacht Hochschulfilmclub Ilmenau

CREW:
Camera / SteadiCam Operator: MATTHIAS AULINGER
Lighting: SEBASTIAN SOIK, VIKTOR BÖHM
Sound: STEPHAN MAUER
Sound Mix & Mastering: MATTHIAS FENDL
Visual Effects: LUKAS VÄTH
Props, Assistant Director: NICOLE FLORENCE MARC
Driver, Dramaturgical consultant: ANDREAS H. MÜLLER
Music: BLODDCELL ZERO, AMIRA HANI

What happened to the evil Abu Ghraib torture military soldiers?

THE EVIL SLEEPS IN EVERY HUMAN.

I watched “The Unknown Known” (came to theaters in Germany July 3rd 2014, which is highly recommended) with unrepentant Donald Rumsfeld and asked myself, if the press and anybody was observing what happened to the soldiers in Abu Ghraib? These really cold-hearted people, who tortured several Iraqi prisoners in Baghdad. Even the documentary “Standard Operating Procedure” is from 2008 and I did not find anything about the current state of the military rules and especially the dishonorably discharged soldiers. The movie “Boys of Abhu Graib” from March 2014 is a complete fiction story that does not explain anything at all. The the documentary “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib” from 2007 explores it quite deeply (you can watch it HERE). No high ranking official has been held accountable for the torture.

The really weird thing is, that they all got the job in Abu Ghraib without ever been instructed on how to interrogate prisoners and which special laws they had to abide by. Sabrina Harman said that she did not ever hear of the official rules about prisoner treatment (i.e. humanitarian laws of war): UN Convention against Torture, the Geneva Convention. The soldiers there were all not trained in internment and resettlement. WHO GAVE THE ADVICE TO SEND THEM THERE? Probably it was completely intentional, knowing almost for sure what was going to happen.

Well, soldiers found on the photographs taken, were discharged from the Army. Lynndie England got suspended, but I did not find a lot about where she is now and if she has a new job. She had or maybe still has a seasonal job as secretary. Where? Staying with friends in Mineral County, West Virginia. I did not even find what she was sentenced. She got out of prison near San Diego after not even half her sentence (after 521 days). And who will give her a job? Even when she is taking antidepressants and found a psychiatrist who wrote her an expertise as post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety – who has pity with her? No American might have pity with the prisoners, are you? She was 20 and in love with another soldier, Charles Garner (then 35 years old) who influenced her doing these photographs and with whom she has a son. So, it seems quite well for her now.

Charles Graner got Lynndie England pregnant while in Iraq (they had fun torturing others while having sexual lust the same time) but in April 2005 he married Megan Ambuhl. Upon his release from prison after serving six and one half years of a ten-year sentence, Graner and his wife have declined interview requests. He will remain on parole until December 2014.

Megan Ambuhl married Garner. It seems like they had a lot, a hell of a lot fun in Abu Ghraib – humiliating and laughing at prisoners and having sex all the while. She also gave injections to prisoners using them as guinea pigs.She “only” got suspended from the Army. Since then she is publicly pleading for her husband Garner.

Sabrina Harmann said she felt, that it is not good what they were doing to the prisoners. But even if so, she did it. I don’t know where she is now and what she is doing. If you heard or read something, please, don’t hesitate to post it here.

Ivan Frederick was sentenced 8 years and got out of prison after about 3 years.

So my question is: why didn’t they tell the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Justice, or anybody outside that they can’t take it anymore in there? Why were they sent there anyway?  Why did they do something like hardest psychological and physical torture at all? Not knowing whom they are torturing! Not knowing how to inquire at all? Thinking that torturing the thousands of people in prison, minimum 71 of them really hard – even to death – would help the country of the United States to live free of terrorism? They did it to help the President of the United States George W.Bush (and Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld among so many others) so that the prisoners are broke, so they can’t do any harm (if at all or again) to the American citizens?

10 years after the (public) tortures (who knows other known unknown…) Salah Hassan, an AlJazeera journalist, speaks out loud: on May 5, 2014 the newest interviews and statements about the tortures in Abu Ghraib are on Democracy Now in a 52 minutes film HERE. He is also suing the U.S. Contractor CACI (provides Information Technologies for intelligence and defense)

Why do human beings turn evil? You can watch the interview with the Psychologist Philip Zimbardo on this Landmark Stanford Prison Experiment, Abu Ghraib and more HERE

Philip Zimbardo wrote a book called “The Lucifer Effect” and there is a movie in production, too.

WHY DID THE GEORGE W. BUSH ADMINISTRATION USE THESE SOLDIERS? WHY IS NOBODY OF THE BUSH AND/OR OBAMA ADMINISTRATION BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE?

HUMAN BEINGS CAN BE EVIL, LOOSE MORAL THINKING;  BY USING POWER; THEY LOOSE CONTROL.

PORN IS BETTER THAN SEX – “DON JON” by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (2013) film review

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt has written and directed his first feature movie. Said to be Comedy, Drama, Romance – well, it has porn, sex and maybe the real love in it. But even more important: feelings.

It is more a character study of a lonely young man, who is porn addicted, just like most young men nowadays. The interesting thing is, that Gordon-Levitt plays this role himself and really finds the perfect hot sexy girl (little overrated, but still a really good catch for the not that realistic written character: Scarlett Johansson). She wants a perfect guy, she wants to control him, even train him – with sexiness just as a woman these days has to be – and that is all that he wants, for he wants a perfect object for himself.

After all porn is always better than even the great sex with the perfect sexy Scarlett. So the young guy thinks porn is the answer to everything of a good free feeling, sex is more a habit and love is something no one quite cares about.

It is not a Romance, not a Romantic Comedy, not a Drama-Drama, because they brake up after he lied about not watching Porn anymore. There is no romance. They split and won’t get back together, just like in real life when you notice that there is no connection at all – besides lies and sex.
He finds Juliette Moore, a pot-smoking, a little bit neurotic but quite sage widow. First completely averse to her, he finds himself in her car “making love” to her. She gets him more and more into his own thinking until he realizes, that porn is not the real thing in life.

Sex can be fulfilled with feelings.
Sex CAN be connected with LOVE. There can be LOVE.

Maybe from a guy’s point of view, this is a Love Story. He finds the “real” girl, he can have sex with and love her. Means: accept her as a human being rather than an every-touch-moaning object that he watches on screen on down-under close-ups. Maybe this is LOVE for a guy. To let himself fall in sex, forget about himself, feel the partner, accept the partner and the live situation.

The movie shows three characters in their SEX/LOVE behaviors and point of views and especially a guy, who finally learns the difference between and connection of BODY/SOUL. Don Jon will give you some idea what true emotional intimacy or a loving, sexual relationship is all about.

WHAT DEFINES A ‘REAL’ RELATIONSHIP? – Spike Jonze “her” (2013) Film review

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This movie came to theaters in Germany in March 27 2014.

Spike Jonze won a Golden Globe and the Academy Award 2014 for Best Screenplay. Yes, he is narrating an interesting fresh Sci-Fi story about relationship and love and sex. There is a lonely writer, Joaquin Phoenix, living in a future Los Angeles. He writes emotional letters for his clients, but in the end, he doesn’t really know what to do with himself – after having his divorce with his long-time friend and wife (almost unrecognizable: Rooney Mara).

He buys a new OS for all his devices, which can communicate in all situations: he chooses the OS to be a nice women – and so it starts, that almost the whole movie this OS voice is talking Off-Screen – letting it be Scarlett Johansson herself. So – of course – he falls in love with “her” and they go together, meet friends and all, she sitting in his breast pocket watching through the mobile camera.

In the end, there is actually nothing really to tell. They try having sex through a random girl, but he cannot connect. Even Amy Adams as good friend is not really important there. Spike Jonze had to cut the movie of almost 3 hours down to 126 minutes (still way too long) with Steven Soderbergh helping him doing this in only 24 hours. Maybe it is the fast, casual end, too, that doesn’t give any satisfaction of this storytelling. Everybody gets left alone again. No human connection, no sex. “Her” is just gone with all the other OS’s – hell knows where.

The movie doesn’t lead to feelings, relationship-things nor to any human connection for Joaquin Phoenix. So he turned to a fake relationship and that didn’t work out at all. He does not change at the end, and you actually don’t really care. For “she” is gone (learned love) and “he” is lonely again (learned maybe a bit of relationship). The question though is: What do you need for a “real” relationship? Is it a human body? Or the emotional connection? Unfortunately, this movie was full of missed opportunities and leaves you out alone. Maybe that is what Spike Jonze wants us to feel…

“INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS” (2013) Joel and Ethan Coen film review

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A sublime storytelling by Joel and Ethan Coen with great design, light and shot smoothly in connection with the music of melodic folk songs from the early 1960’s (Academy Award nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography (Bruno Delbonnel) and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing (Skip Lievsa, Greg Orloff, Peter F.Kurland and the Coens won the Grand Prize of the Jury in Cannes). A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates New York City’s Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. It might look like a timeless cliché: the egocentric “artist,” careening insolently from one self-induced disaster to the next while flaunting a sense of entitlement that is completely undeserved. It will all go on the same, only the singer (nice voice: Oscar Isaac) will not have fame or money still… The ending actually ends up making sense on how he gets no luck in the whole movie and when it is at its worst for him the folk scene is about to get popular with Bob Dylan making his way up. He obviously had talent, what he didn’t have was a pleasant attitude that people wanted to work with, and the circumstance how he lived. He had the right music, but was at the tail end of the peak of that music. It’s a typical Coen brothers theme: irony, despair, etc. I think the point of the movie was when it finally dawns on Llewyn to appreciate and enjoy the journey he was on instead of craving success and never getting there. Something that a lot of people need to learn.

“THE BEAVER” by Jodie Foster (2011) film review

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This is a very boring film, which lives only from the good performance by Mel Gibson. Director Judie Foster as his wife is pretty cool in showing emotions, so there is not much empathy for her calculating character. The subject in the end is the self-flagellation of a depressive man, who becomes active and happy when he talks over the hand-puppet “the Beaver”. Mel Gibson plays it wonderful: the spiritless Walter and the Cockney-accented voice of the tireless beaver. But this is like a clinical observation of a multiple personality disorder. The script by first-timer Kyle Killen is very weird and lengthy. It could have been a short film. The second story, loosely in between, is about the son (Zachary Booth) and his not-yet girlfriend (Jennifer Lawrence).

What is this story about? A deeply odd feel bad movie with a little bit of humbleness in the characters without fine emotions.