Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

Wasted On The Young

April 17, 2011

I might actually be able to recognise an Australian accent now after watching this teen thriller.

The young and the fearless. Partying like there’s no tomorrow. Taking drugs like they were vitamins.

They have no worries except for being on the good side with the popular and powerful at their private high school. And the ones who happen to have other interests end up being drawn into the unreal world of the socialite. The only rules they have to follow are the ones set by them. There’s no adult supervision. No teachers, no parents and why didn’t anyone call the cops?

There were many moments of ‘what’s going to happen now’, holding the suspense. Then ‘really’, hoping there would be some morality, some justice, someone with higher authority would interfere. But no.

There’s a rape, beatings, more beatings, suicide and homicide.

With all the wrong-doings, Wasted On The Young is a work of art. It’s artistically made, how it’s filmed, the editing, the sound. Beautiful scenery, very modern, very high quality.

Unfortunately it won’t get the mainstream attention that it kind of deserves. I’m happy I got hold of a ticket for that special viewing!

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I’m Still Here

December 19, 2010

Seriously, WHY?

“Please don’t misunderstand me,” Joaquin Phoenix said at the beginning of the documentary. I’m not entirely sure what I was supposed to understand. That he needed to fool the world that he had given up acting to become a rapper.

He was awful, so bad it was painful. But funny. He made a fool of himself. He was a bit of a cry-baby blaming people around him for his mischievous behaviour.

But then it was all acting so obviously he did a brilliant job at that. But what an annoying character. And Casey Affleck filming him the whole time. What went on when the cameras were off? Or in those cut-out scenes? Who knew and who didn’t?

Did Joaquin had a need to do this for himself or prove something to the world? WHAT? Act around-the-clock for a year, show his capabilities? Never trust an actor because you will never know…

Celebrities go cuckoo all the time thinking they can get away with this and that. But in this case who knows.

I can’t decide if it was good or if it was bad. It was weird, funny. Don’t know if I understood, misunderstood it and I’m probably not supposed because everything about it was fake. I feel like a big and will forever feel like a ? about this film. Putting it behind me.

Joaquin is actually quite attractive and good-looking but look at the clip below. You wouldn’t even recognise it was him.

IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE

November 29, 2010

Yesterday was the last day of the Stockholm International Film Festival and I made it to four films. Waste Land, The Samba Within Me, Preludio and Eu când vreau să fluier, fluier which is Romanian for If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle, which I saw last night.

I got the opportunity to see four films that I probably wouldn’t have seen otherwise, two of which were documentaries, The Samba Within Me and Waste Land, see below.

Preludio, a story about an encounter of what could be the beginning of something grand was filmed in one single shot. From being a bit boring it got better and better and when it ended, I wanted more, but that is what a preludio can be.

If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle was the perfect end to my first ever film festival experience. That George Pistereanu, who played the main character, won the festival prize for best actor made it all more exciting to watch. And that he was really cute too was just the cherry on top of the ice-cream.

But his acting was really good, outstanding, very credible. Silviu, who is a few days from freedom jeopardizes his release to save his brother from being taken away by their mother.

It’s crazy but when one acts in desperation one will do anything in their power. Being a prisoner, your choices are limited.

It ends in violence and a hostage scenario.