Movie Diary 6/10/2013

Man of Steel (Zack Snyder, 2013). Big and loud, with an amusing final scene. But I have a few questions of the “Why did they do that?” variety. (full review 6/14)

Viola (2012), Rosalinda (2011), They All Lie (2009), The Stolen Man (2007); all by Matías Piñeiro. From Argentina, a young filmmaker who makes whimsical, elliptical films wrapped around actresses, Shakespeare, and 19-century political leaders. Working on an article.

Sightseers (Ben Wheatley, 2012). Crack comic timing from stars/screenwriters Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, cannily harvested by Wheatley. Fun in its dark-hearted way, but is it anything new? (full review 6/14)

Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2009). Pretty sure all that convoluted dialogue is connected to what Andrew Sarris said a long time ago in Seattle about how Hitchcock shows you exactly where everything is and how it’s done, so you then stop worrying about the plot and can concentrate on what the movie’s really about.

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