I’ve known Shigesato Itoi’s name since about 1995, but didn’t start connecting him to other things I like until just a few years ago.
The ex-military captain, circa the late 1800s, inexplicably finds himself on Mars after a series of events that don’t much make sense to either him or the viewer.
I’m happy to report that We Need to Talk About Kevin is a resounding success.
That is to say The Secret World of Arrietty is a brilliant film, surely one of the year’s best.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more engrossing, dramatic portrayal of how annoying it often is to be alive.
There’s a little bit of biographical information here, but the majority of Pina’s 103-minute running time is just people dancing in 3-D.
The film hinges on Héran’s performance, and she pulls it off rather remarkably.
I tend to prefer David Cronenberg when he’s heavier on action and lighter on psychological fare.
Werner Herzog doesn’t seem terribly interested in making this anything like a mystery, despite the fact that most of the people in the film can’t seem to agree on what actually happened.