Some of my favourite things, without any order: Hannibal; Godspeed You! Black Emperor; Miles Davis; Virginia Woolf; Lost; Radiohead; Massive Attack; The lord of the rings; Middle Age (as an historical period); Tennis.
Nov 29, 2014
May 10, 2022
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May 7, 2022 at 3:36 am #1204945059
^ Lol, fuck the anglosphere. I’ll have to watch the Piccoli, for sure – I’m already a big fan of his work in La Belle Noiseuse and I’m Going Home.
Hahaha I swear I hadn’t even noticed, but I don’t feel particularly sorry for it. I’d never even heard of I’m Going Home, I’ll have to do my homework too!May 6, 2022 at 4:52 am #1204944012
I mean, 10 isn’t enough but, without a ranking:
– Homayoun Ershadi in Taste of Cherry
– Delphine Seyrig in Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
– Zhao Tao in Ash Is Purest White
– Michael Piccoli in Dillinger is Dead
– Marcello Mastroianni in A Special Day (didn’t know which performance to pick, actually; he’s just the best)
– Ingrid Bergman in Journey to Italy (same as above)
– Ventura in Horse Money
– Monica Vitti in L’avventura
– Klaus Kinski in Aguirre, the Wrath of God
– Kim Min-hee in On the Beach at Night AloneApril 26, 2022 at 2:28 pm #1204933539
Simply put, the most life-affirming tv show I’ve ever seen.April 23, 2022 at 10:02 am #1204928852
Oh, Celia Imrie. What a great actress. And what a great season, and what a great show.April 20, 2022 at 2:42 pm #1204925196
Ah. We live in a world where Marcello’s films are not screened in Cannes’ main competition. Tragic.April 17, 2022 at 7:50 am #1204920269
Interesting discussion. As your average white European male, the whole ep 4 storyline didn’t offend me or made me feel uncomfortable. If anything, I didn’t find it particularly interesting or insightful, and definitely less subtle than Atlanta’s usual standards.
Beside that, perhaps the gaze they applied to Europe isn’t as well-focused as their ability to capture dynamics which are typical of the American society. Racism and descrimination exist everywhere, but they do not manifest themselves in the same way.April 16, 2022 at 10:49 am #1204919243
Weakest season of the show so far, imo, which means it’s still really good. Episode 5 was my favourite so far.April 15, 2022 at 12:44 pm #1204918141
It was a partial answer to the question of the topic. “All time best” is too much for sure, but I find him to be a terrific actor and was mentioning Annette as a proof of that – best performance of the past year, if you ask me, and one which should go down as a decade-best at least.April 15, 2022 at 11:34 am #1204918107
He did gave a decade-best performance in Annette, at least.April 1, 2022 at 11:58 pm #1204893813
Reis, what a precious user you are; I repeatedly noticed this thread was missing and repeatedly forgot to make one.
Strong start (although perhaps not as strong as S2), but was that a surprise? This is an all time best series. Also, surprised to see it so low in Goldderby odds!March 28, 2022 at 12:31 am #1204884828
Hell no. Thanks Will for giving us some action in a particularly insulse ceremony, filled with terrible winners!March 16, 2022 at 11:17 am #1204853973
Can’t seem to find the perfect shot, but I’ve always been fond of the gorgeous Great Expectations (1946), directed by David Lean and shot by Guy Green.February 28, 2022 at 2:35 pm #1204824598
So, now that it’s over I can confirm most of my previous impressions. This season was both a step back from the previous ones and a good season nonetheless. This show is too much of a gem to be undermined by forgettable directing; Luchetti is just not talented enough to offer all the depth and the subtlety that the story demands and needs. And yet that depth and that subtlety still find their ways to emerge, from time to time and in unexpected moment. That’s the beauty of My Brilliant Friend. It’s still, no matter how flawed it can be, an intense journey, and one worthy to be taken.
Also, by the end of the season you’ll find out who’s playing Lenù in the next and final installment. An expected and beautiful choice.February 15, 2022 at 10:09 am #1204803491
There were many albums I loved, of course, but life-changing? The closest, and probably a 9 for me, is Welcome to Conceptual Beach by Young Jesus. What an enlightening record. From Ants Up There might be another 9, perhaps. It certainly is extraordinary.February 14, 2022 at 4:49 am #1204801057
Okay, 3 and 4 were definitely better than the first two. My impression regarding the direction of the show and its decrease in quality was confirmed, though, and it’s a pity considering how elegant and structured it used to be. It’s not a huge worsening, but I’d say it’s evident. We need to get Costanzo or Rohrwacher back for the final season.
That said, I was very pleased to see that the magic of the show was mostly back on track. There were so many delicate nuances, and multiple moments whose power lied on subtlety only. Perhaps the writing needed to find its touch again too. I fear this won’t be my favourite show of the year, but it’s still a lot better than 90% of its competition!Not now