Category Archives: movies

Isle of Dogs (directed by Wes Anderson). 2018.

As the visual design and graphic composition of Wes Anderson’s movies keeps getting more sophisticated,  I cannot resist the enchantment of this stop action movie featuring among other things, mass incarceration, poisoning, unjust laws, a mad dictator of a Japanese … Continue reading

Posted in movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy. Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer. 2017.

To watch Goldsworthy on screen you must be patient, and enter his mindset of looking deeply at the earth, its stones, fallen trees, rivers.  The colors of the leaves and flowers are his palette, his media.  He carefully harvests them, … Continue reading

Posted in movies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Shape of Water (2017), directed by Guillermo del Toro.

With Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon. Even though the movie concerns an inter-species relationship between a sea creature retrieved from South America and mute cleaning woman working in a Baltimore science lab, the story is narrated in … Continue reading

Posted in movies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Black Panther (Directed by Ryan Coogler), 2018.

With Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa), Lupita Nyongo (Nakia), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi).   Wakanda is a mythical country in central Africa, a utopian state, reached only by special transport underground though … Continue reading

Posted in movies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Billboads Outside Ebbing Missouri. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh. (2017)

A mother cannot let a police department rest until the murderer of her daughter is brought to justice.  What we see the mother do:  erect three billboards accusing the police chief of not doing enough, her daughter raped while dying.  … Continue reading

Posted in movies | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Phantom Thread. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. 2017.

With Daniel Day Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps Lesley Manville has perfect posture as she marches into the office of her brother’s fashion house,  drawing in the viewer with her commanding even military gait. She wears a beautifully tailored dress, … Continue reading

Posted in movies | Leave a comment

The Post, directed by Steven Spielberg. 2017.

With Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, Sarah Paulson. The movie opens with a combat scene during the Vietnam War; soldiers paint their faces to camouflage further their night time raid in the jungle.  They are attacked, instead of being the … Continue reading

Posted in movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment