Saturday, February 2, 2013

Beasts Of The Southern Wild ,Argo, and North By Northwest

So, I'm back!! I've been very busy in the past few days, but I have seen several oscar films recently and have now decided to make another review! P.S: I'm sorry that I haven't done a review of Lincoln yet, Louis, but I will very soon! As well as Amour!!!

Beasts Of The Southern Wild: I loved this film. It really was an amazing experience. It was so full of color and life and it really was one of those films that celebrates the nature and beauty of life something that is very rare to see in a film these days. I loved it's mix of culture, fantasy, and the disaster of Hurricane Katerina and I loved the way it was directed. The story was very strange and confusing in parts, but I think it's all part of it's magic. Wallis was great: She gives a very commanding, subtle portrayal with real power and understanding of her character. She also adds a terrific awarness of the harsh world that Hushpuppy lives in and it makes her performance very powerful. However, I think a win would be a bit too much given her young age and because of Jennifer Lawrence's performance, but a nomination is certainly deserving and for now, I'd rank her above Jessica Chastain. Anyway, I'm so glad that the academy noticed this terrific film and I hope it wins something.

Argo: Argo is currently the frontrunner to win Best Picture and unfortunately, I won't be too pleased if it wins. Now, don't get me wrong, I thought the film was great and impressively directed and written, but Best Picture?? Cmon. In such an inovative and fantastic year, the Academy seems to be deciding to give the award to this film which is good, but hardly something new or revolutionary. But that being said, Ben Afleck is great and the film certainly tells a gripping, suspenseful story that is entertaining and fun to watch. The performances are mostlu very strong, yet I feel like the CIA employees who are being rescued felt phony. it is worth seeing, but I wouldn't go so far in giving it Best Picture or Best Cast at the SAGS.

North By Northwest: I watched this film in my drama class this week and I thought it was fantastic. It tells a very layered and suspenesful story and it's a lot of fun to see it unfold. it's masterfully directed by Alfred Hitchcock: Every shot is so well filmed and the whole world of the film is so well captured and captivating because of him. I thought Cary Grant was great, but I think his character is a little stupid to fall so easily into Eve's trap, but he still plays it well. I also thought Eva Marie Saint was terrfic and a nomination or maybe even a win would have been deserved.

2 comments:

Louis Morgan said...

Beasts Of The Southern Wild: This film honestly just bored me. The best part of it is the direction as the story left me rather uninterested. I also think Wallis is the overrated performance of the year. All that stuff about her being a force of nature really left me scratching my head. I thought she was only okay at best.

Argo: Good thriller not a great one though. I did think the actors as the hostages were fine though. They weren't great or anything but I felt they served their purpose.

North By Northwest: A extremely enjoyable thriller, one my favorites in the genre.

joe burns said...

Well, we'll just have to agree to disagree about Beasts. But I'm glad that we agree about Argo and too bad it just won the DGA. I guess it's winning Best Picture after all. But it does make Best Director interesting.