About R-view

R-view contains some real short reviews of some of the movies I've liked over the years. Most of them are 140 character posts as they used to be my tweets (@mrzoozoo) This blog was created for (the purpose of showing off my INSANE movie review skills :p) some class assignment purposes. So don't frown if you don't find enough text in there to make you like or watch the movie. Hey you can always Google! :)

April 24, 2011

R-view 140: Aguirre: The Wrath Of God

Madness and men, a masterpiece only Herzog can craft. A tale of obsession, sanity and the thin line in between.

R-view 140: Lennon NYC

Docu. A fan video maybe. But lots of interesting footage and chapter graphics. Good to know about Lennon the humanist. And all those live concerts and interviews.

R-view 140: No One Knows About Persian Cats

Kurd. From the director of Turtles Can Fly. Reminds of Akin's Crossing the Bridge, not a docu though. Guerrilla film making. Undergroung tales of forbidden music inspired by true events. Must watch.

R-view 140: Spanking the Monkey

Incest. A difficult watch. Along the lines of a coming of age drama. Subtle comedy and striking performances. 

April 10, 2011

Short Flicks: Things I Like, Things I Don't Like

Dir: Jean Pierre Jeunet
Plot: A short comedy starring Dominique Pinon. Featuring muted colors with a sepia black and white, Pinon takes the viewer through various examples of what he "likes and dislikes".

R-view 140: Kalavaani

The light side of the new-found-new-wave of Tamil movies set in the rural milieu. Not your usual Tamil romance, a Rom-Com this one. And no confusing accents or Madurai slang either. Fun. Vimal****

R-view 140: Woodstock: 3 Days Of Peace & Music

Docu. The event of a generation. The generation that was the event.

R-view 140: Urumi

First impression was "Magnum-Opus". I even looked it up on the dictionary; it fit, all that emotion, the cast, the cinematography, music, the reach. But looking at it after the first rush of excitement, the movie looks silly in parts with the revenge driven protagonist mouthing dialogues in extreme confidence, they look comical at times. The script is way too simple (and just because Santosh Sivan himself used this term) like a ballad. Amol Gupte, Arya, Nithya Menon, Jagathy Srikumar, Prabhudeva, Genelia D'souza. The humour was rib-tickling and the action sequences looked way too dull, but detailed with lots of D.I. and slow motion. A Titanic-esque ending, no I wont lash out on that, it was cheesy, my kind of ending. A twist in history or fiction? Epic. Two swords up.