Otaku's Opinions #1 Tokyo Ghoul (2014) . . . Take an alluring sense of a twisted psychological thriller and mix it with gore, you'd get one hell of an intriguing narrative, hm? Unfortunately, "Tokyo Ghoul", based on the manga series by Sui Ishida, falls apart at the seams rather quickly. The narrative draws you into a world where a sub species of humans known as flesh eating Ghouls live and have to eat to survive. And with that, the series takes the supernatural being and makes them sympathetic by having our protagonist, "Ken Kaneki", a ordinary human that gets afflicted with the organs of a Ghoul he encountered. So he begins his life as a half human, half Ghoul outcast. The anime series delivers well on it's hyper gory imagery, that is if you are able to view it uncensored! Anything slightly violent or a simple blood splatter is usually blacked out and it covers 3/4 of the entire screen, making it extremely difficult to understand what in the bloody hell is going on! Sometimes, however, there's an interesting visual choice made when there's absolutely no way in blacking out a small part because there's literally BLOOD EVERYWHERE, they invert the colors of the animation. It's a neat visual, though the transitioning between the color change can be a bit jarring at times. That being said, the narrative itself can be weak at times. Having an opportunity to explore racial diversity and mental acceptance, "Tokyo Ghoul" decided to take a violent approach with no backdrop story. It shows brutal imagery but with no emotional attachment. The characters feel incomplete in a sense that it shifts from character to character without any true character development or resolution at that matter. They were moments where some great character interests and development could had been made, but since the series is strictly on the viewpoint of "Kaneki", nearly, if not all other characters suffer and lack a true arc. * Continues in the comments *
Red Sparrow- On recommendation I went to go see this film and now I have another friend who has credible movie taste. I’ll be honest I wasn’t expecting much with Red Sparrow, maybe just another run of the mill spy movie. Thankfully, the film proved me wrong. The plot was well paced, suspenseful, and thankfully has few spy movie cliches. The film is about a young women, who due to unfortunate events, is thrust into the world of espionage working for the Russian government. She is sent on assignment to gain the trust of Joel Edgerton’s Nate. The less you know about the plot the better. Lawrence does a great job and I honestly think this is one of Joel Edgerton’s best roles. I had to chew on the relationship between the two and think about their motivations and possible deceptions. The film also does some interesting things with sex and the power associated with it, and vulnerability. No sex scene was without meaning and sex was used as a deeper metaphor throughout the film. I came out thinking about this film a lot more than I was expecting. I recommend it. 4/5.
So happy to have met Roman Signer at his opening at @istitutosvizzero! Such an amazing artist and person, our conversation coming soon on RAM radioartemobile (radioartemobile.it). "Signer is a master of experiments, as he is one of the biggest dreamers. Within his concept of sculpture, the three dimensions of space—in the classical sense—are complemented by the dimension of time. Engaging the time-space continuum, he uses the “object” to change one's relationship with the space one finds themselves in, and this correspondence , constantly in flux, possesses a potential which Signer transforms into a dynamic force and with which he explores the world, all the while maintaining a subtle irony all his own." . . . #dorastiefelmeier#romansigner#radioartemobile#istitutosvizzeroroma#opening#contemporaryart#newoperationwave#exhibition#actionsculpture#curator#critic#artist#artmuseum#artfoundation
맙소사 , 백년만에 보는 카세트 테이프는 촬영때 쓰는 소품으로 만나는 prop. 이걸 어떻게 듣나요... 어찌됬든 나는 아날로그와 디지털 그사이를 체험한 유일한 세대#삐삐를아시나요#카세트테이프#리복#reebok#critic#맨투맨이쁜#한글리복귀염#나는코리안#그리고오랜만에들른스컬프#추억의스컬프#usa#반다나#kapital#캐피탈반다나#동묘시장가서카세트테잎플레이어구하기#스티커
The Danish Girl tells the story of Einar Weinger and how he becomes the first person to try gender rearrangement surgery. The story is mainly from his wife's perspective. First of all, it's really good to see this type of story. Not only is it something that Hollywood has blanked over slightly, it's really good to show that this isn't just a modern issue. It's very interesting to see this historical true story. The acting is very strong in this film. Eddie Redmayne leads as Einar and he's perfect. I really felt everything he want through as he tried to become his true self. I felt his highs, I felt his pain. He managed to pull this one out of the bag. Alicia Vikander also gives a fantastic performance as Einar's wife. Vikander gets the softer moments just right giving some great emotion with spot on line delivery. The supporting cast, however, is fairly forgettable. It's shame but it didn't bother me too much as it's very focused on the two leads and their story. The direction is very strong. It's clear Hooper had a good grasp of the story and managed to make it work very well. Cinematography was very good too. Some very good choices of angles and some good frame composition. The main problem with the film is its pace. The film goes up and down in it's pace and it does make it somewhat slow. This did get on my nerves as in some places I was hooked on the film and in others, I was bored. Overall, the Danish Girl is a good film. It's very relevant and has great acting and direction and is a great watch if you want a good drama to get yourself into. . #thedanishgirl#eddieredmayne#aliciavikander#film#filmbuff#filmreview#movie#review#moviereview#moviebuff#direction#writing#cinema#critic#cinematography#acting#reviews
We hold ourselves back because were afraid what other people will think of us 😔 - Laugh at us😂. Point fingers👎🏽. Lose respect and social status😖. Lose #attraction. Lose the girl (or the guy).💔 - It's not the #critic that counts. It's the one in the arena, putting themselves on the line to get what they want. - The more we surround ourselves with people who are in the arena, the #stronger we get from the #insecurities that hold us back. - How do you find people who are in the arena? 🏟 Get in there and you will meet them 👊🏽
The Greatest Showman (2017). Musical, Drama. - Starring: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. - Story: Inspired by a true story. A boy grows up from a poor background, marries his childhood love and becomes a successful owner of a circus. While pursuing more fame and wealth he loses everything he has worked for, including his family... - Review: Firstly, I have to say I'm not a fan of musical films(plenty singing) but this is one FANTASTIC musical film. I had so much expectation for this movie and o was super impressed. The casting was on point, all the actors were on their A-game and the chemistry between actors was seamless, like they have been with each other for so long. The songs in the movie were all great songs, songs that you could actually add to your playlist (after watching most musical films you usually just forget the songs). The storyline was inspired by a true story, there was a real dwarf, there was a real three legged man and there was a real pair of Siamese twins. Good story, good acting, good editing, good directing, good set design. Hugh Jackman just knows how to make you forget he was the Wolverine, Great guy! This is a happy family movie, if you were looking for a movie you and your kids could watch together then The Greatest Showman is "the" movie. - TMG: 8.0 - #thegreatestshowman#20thcenturyfox#thisisme#hughjackman#zendaya#zacefron#rebeccaferguson#michellewilliams#hollywood ##critic#moviecritic#2017movies#instablog#instagramblogger#ilovemovies