Quote from: WorldForgot on Yesterday at 07:11:57 PMWakanda Forever is campaigning really hard in LA. For Your Consideration efforts are all over the city so I think you can feel that most of the praise iz lubricated.
Quote from: The Ultimate Badass on Yesterday at 10:50:06 AMIn Babylon, Hollywood is revealed as the unstoppable, shape-shifting devourer of souls that we mortals are helpless but to be held in thrall to. Or, at least that's how it used to be. Because Babylon is also a eulogy for Hollywood as we know it, which after years of increasingly moribund stumbling has finally been put out of its misery with a Covidian death punch. It is currently a lifeless cadaver propelled along only by its own inertia. Something new will soon emerge from its dead husk, and I don't think anyone really knows what form it will take this time.
Yes, to me Babylon says all this, among other things, and entertainingly so. The movie easily held my attention over its 3hr+ running time.
As mentioned previously, Chazelle liberally borrows from the great director's of the past and present, though he does seem to fall slightly short of his influences on a technical level. What he does have going for him is an incredible knack for building tension. The way he constructs a scene brings to mind the way that music is structured (something I admit to knowing little about). He builds, builds, and builds until it seems like it cant build anymore, and then it does build more, until it reaches its massive, orgasmic catharsis. This is not a new trick, but Chazelle does it particularly well and it works for me.
All in all, I don't remember the last time I found a movie as thought provoking and satisfying as Babylon. The fact that a movie like this produces such little interest is yet further proof of the artform's demise. I'm looking forward to seeing it again.
Quote[...] Therapy Dogs is a real coming of age story set in a contemporary high school that Ethan and Justin were attending. Taking viewers on a ride through their final blowout year with an unfiltered look into the lives of teenagers today.
[...] Unlike most film productions that need permits and background actors to film a realistic school scene, Ethan and Justin were able to just pick up the camera and shoot. By using their school and real students, they managed to capture a completely authentic portrait of high school, giving access into a world adults are kept out of. House parties with underage drinking, abandoned exploration, and death defying teenage stunts are staples of the suburban teenage experience that they were able to freely roam through.
[...] In order to achieve a realistic portrayal of high school, it was filmed under the guise of a yearbook video. And with this they were able to bring the camera inside classrooms, school events, and graduation while covertly mic'ing actors up and conducting scenes. Students opened up to the camera effortlessly revealing their true personalities. This undercover style of shooting is quite thrilling and added a coat of authenticity which is quite resonant and carries over onto the screen.
QuoteAMC Theatres is adding sightlines to its cinema experience, along with blockbuster movies.
The mega-exhibitor is following music concerts, sporting events and other entertainment venues in setting its ticket pricing strategy to sightlines for seating selections. AMC patrons attending cinemas after 4 p.m. will be able to pay different prices based on their proximity to the movie screen within the auditorium.
That will put seats in Value Sightline, Standard Sightline, and Preferred Sightline sections. Standard sightline seats will be the most common in auditoriums and available for the traditional cost of a movie ticket.