Author Topic: Louder Than Bombs  (Read 1714 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

wilder

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3708
  • Respect: +1769
Louder Than Bombs
« on: August 10, 2015, 12:49:27 PM »
+1


An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death, brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.

Directed by Joachim Trier
Written by Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne and Amy Ryan
Release Date - April 8, 2016

« Last Edit: February 29, 2016, 03:24:52 PM by wilder »

wilder

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3708
  • Respect: +1769
Re: Louder Than Bombs
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 02:36:28 PM »
+1

jenkins

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 2420
  • Respect: +1462
    • Neon Burrito
Re: Louder Than Bombs
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 02:50:10 PM »
0
who the fuck goes to see a movie about a death by a car accident to discover its dramatic angles?

i oppose artists inflating their drama as means of inflating their purpose, e.g. i oppose biopics, period pictures, and this shit. you're doing a great job at making shit up and there was definitely an outline for this script, but people who experience tragedies don't have their lives assembled by an outline. or at least that'd be the devil's outline or whatever.

and, what, i watched the trailer, what do i know? nothing, i don't know nothing, but i got a damn good guess that this movie will feel like overserious bullshit to me.

wilder

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3708
  • Respect: +1769
Re: Louder Than Bombs
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 03:24:38 PM »
0
Opens April 8, 2016


US trailer


wilder

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3708
  • Respect: +1769
Re: Louder Than Bombs
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2016, 06:47:58 PM »
0



wilder

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3708
  • Respect: +1769
Re: Louder Than Bombs
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2016, 07:59:15 PM »
+1
This is the clip that got me jazzed on this


wilder

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3708
  • Respect: +1769
Re: Louder Than Bombs
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 07:59:24 PM »
+1
There's a lot to like about this movie. The premise isn't really followed through upon effectively, but I think that's a good thing, because if it were the story could have sunk through potentially heavy-handed contrivance. Instead we get several individual stories, basically pieces of short stories mashed together, their threads tangentially connected by the death of the mother. I think the movie thinks these pieces are more meaningfully connected by the mother's death than they actually are, but it doesn't really matter because there are plenty of good, human moments between characters regardless if the overarching plot actually relates them.

After a couple days of this settling in my mind I'm struck by how Norwegian this film is, in terms of the perspective on the family. It's set in NY but the approach to family dynamics seems very Scandinavian to me, despite the setting. I'd be curious to hear Just Withnail or KJ's thoughts on it.

 

DMCA & Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy