Tag: Mathieu Amalric

The Forbidden Room [2015]: Cave of Forgotten Films

Guy Maddin is the Janus of cinema, the two-faced God of thresholds, of beginning and transitions, of doorways, and most essentially of lost cinema. His one face is towards the dusk of silent cinema and other towards the dawn of digital cinema. He gazes into past and at the same time leaps into future. In his latest quest, the Knight (Guy Maddin), along with his squire (Evan Johnson), enters the forbidden territory of past to rescue the films of bygone era, films that were burnt into flames, films that were dumped into ocean, or the films that never existed. The fragments of lost films are then collected and encased in an unending spiral of nested stories. Such heavenly keeping is the work of Janus. Alas, for some, it is ugly and frightening.

The Grand Budapest Hotel [2014] Review: A Murderous Delight!

I know a few people who simply loathe Wes Anderson’s style of filmmaking, the same that he had followed ever since Bottle Rocket came out back in 1996. But his ornate visual styling and grandest of grand sets have left me baffled every single time. With Wes Anderson, you either get him and his storytelling ways, odd characters, quirky humor, distinctive, whimsical and visceral style, or you don’t. Though I have loved and cherished every single Wes Anderson films.