An innovator of both form and message, Vera Chytilová's "Daisies" challenges its audience to dig for meaning, and question everything. A defining piece of the Czech New Wave, "Daisies" is a testament to film's power as a means of protest.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary on February 20th, "Brazil" is a transcendent and hilarious satire of government bureaucracy and corporate greed. Speaking to generations far outside of its humble 1980's beginnings, "Brazil" has made an indelible mark on the sic-fi landscape, and carries with it a strong message, as relevant today as it ever was.
50 years after its production, "For a Few Dollars More" is still every bit as impactful and tensely thrilling as the day it was made. With an incredible score that is still being sampled (mostly by Quentin Tarantino), and a lead actor that has made his own transition into directing, "For a Few Dollars More" has left a permanent mark on the cinematic landscape.
Here’s what’s new to Netflix Instant for the month of February. Top Picks Memphis (2013) Directed by Tim Sutton With Memphis, Tim Sutton chooses to forgo traditional narrative and cinematic structure, and instead focuses on presenting the mood of a specific time and place. Perfectly at home in any decade from 1950 until now, Memphis […]
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a film that should have never needed to exist. Doomed from the beginning because of greed or corporate stupidity, Jackson was left with table scraps of plot, and thinly spread narrative. As glorious and impressive as the battle scenes are, and as solid as the casting is, there simply isn't any heart left in The Hobbit's final chapter.
Chris Rock begins his newest directorial effort with a conversation between himself and Rosario Dawson, where she claims, “There isn’t always an underlying message, and sometimes a movie is just a movie.” Top Five is just a movie. There is not some grand underlying message, no hidden themes or messages. Top Five is like Rock’s […]