03.06.13 - 03.07.13
casa de mi padre
undoubtedly ridiculous, often not in a great way. though being a sucker for will ferrell, this definitely showcased what i enjoy most about his screen presence - his off the wall comedic intuition masked behind a mainstream shell, & his dedicated veracity no matter how absurd his character may be.
basically one long conversation on horseback or around the campfire, but a captivating one nonetheless, in the same general realm in which boetticher always displays his craft.
the spy in black
this was a movie. an alright one, i suppose.
oz the great & powerful
contained every bit of Raimi's cinema that I adore - the winding, tossed around camera movements, absurd comedy, eerie personification of inanimate objects & nature (notably the wind), the raucous sound design. But best of all, the ode to the enchantment of cinematic illusion both aurally & visually. While it was every ounce a Disney film, he threw every bit of himself he could into it &, as far as I'm concerned, the opposition of his foreboding view of the story vs. Disney's lightheartedness almost compliments the film to a higher degree. Really enjoyed this one. (copied from my post in recently seen)