It’s been over two years since the last time I wrote one of these, but I feel I have to talk about this one.
I doubt it will ever happen, but I do think about making a movie quite frequently (and I do have pretty good plans as well, at least from the point of view of feasibility financially, because of extremely tight budgeting). I would really like to make a movie like the last two movies by Celine Sciamma. Both Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Petite maman are very cozy and secure. At the same time, I realize where my mind goes when working on ideas, my movie would end up more like one by Gaspar Noe, who makes movies about his own nightmares.
Jawan apparently means “soldier”. Why this is the name of the movie is not immediately obvious.
Somehow it feels like James Gunn is a true veteran director, but actually he has only directed six feature films in seventeen years. That’s not nothing and is in itself impressive (how many people have actually directed six features?).
Let’s start of with this: I hate the name elevated horror.
As someone who still regularly goes to movies, I’ve seen things change recently.
When I wrote the first version of this list, I was a bit down on the films of 2022, but given this much time and the opportunity to see more movies from last year, I have somewhat changed my mind. The movies I’ve liked from last year now extend well into the second page of search results on IMDb. With 50 movies par page, that’s pretty good.
I got into a sort of debate about this. Well, you can’t really call it a debate, when the other side is not actually interested in listening to your opinions, but come in with strong preconceived notions instead. So, this is more of an argument. Which is frustrating, because I do feel this is a topic that warrants some investigation.
Originally Les trois mousquetaires: D’Artagnan. This seems to be an attempt to start a series of films, as the next movie (Milady) is already set to be released later this year.
Just so there’s no misunderstanding here about the title of this post: I am not trying to make fun of Pride month. I am making fun of various companies that do this performative shit annually, and I’m making fun of myself as someone who would like to be an ally, but really isn’t, because I don’t really do anything besides random things like this for that community, nor do I identify as queer.