Norwegian wrote: ↑Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:57 pm
Manjushri wrote: ↑Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:36 am
Norwegian wrote: ↑Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:55 am
But when you watch films by directors like Tarkovsky, Bresson, Bergman, Mizoguchi, Tarr, Parajanov, Rivette, Angelopoulos and so on, there's quite much to unpack.
Great to find someone with exactly the same taste as me. In terms of living filmmakers, what are you fond of, other than Tarr? For me, I get drawn to the theatres if there's a new film by Haneke, Ceylan, the Dardenne Brothers, Costa, Hsiao-hsien or Kar-wai. Zvyagintsev, Östlund, Mungiu or Sokurov would probably convince me as well.
Ceylan, Costa, Zvyagintsev, Reygadas, Jia Zhangke, Hsiao-hsien, Miike, Jodorowsky, Herzog, and Godard are some I can think of. I'm someone who for whatever reason prefer to watch films in my own home, rather than the theater. Expensive to take the bus back and forth, expensive tickets, etc...
Having said that, I am not a snob or anything. For example, I think I've watched all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, and enjoyed many of them, as it's straightforward entertainment in my eyes. Thor: Ragnarok was hilarious.
Jia Zhangke has some great movies too, nicely remembered. The theater has a special aura for me. With good cinema it can be an unforgettable experience. However I've given up watching commercial productions in there, too many cellphones popping up midway, too much audience talking, I've even had a cleaning guy coming in before the movie was done, and start watching Youtube videos with volume on max, truly abhorrent behaviour.
I tend to watch many typical Sunday afternoon flicks with my girlfriend, brainless blockbusters, rom-coms or even some soppy Nicholas Sparks adaptation every once in a while. Unfortunately I really can't do the whole superhero thingy, just not my cup of tea I guess.
Anyways, I regularly do video essays for the kind of cinema mentioned earlier for Youtube, just for film education for anyone interested in world cinema. I'll leave the channel link here, in case you or anyone else might be interested to learn about cinema from all over the world:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvE_hF ... xMtUi_2NBA