To get you in the mood for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, check out this list of gorgeous titles guaranteed to give you some feels. Unlike the Earth, not all of these titles are heading for doom and gloom. From Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke to Aronofsky’s Mother!, there’s something here for everyone.
So, it’s been almost two years since I started this humble little movie blog and it occurred to me, after a couple of glasses of wine, that I’ve never written anything deeply personal. That’s absurd because film is such a personal medium. Everything I watch takes me to a specific place, along with the music that accompanies. It’s also only fitting that I should finally write about the genius that is Clint Mansell because I recently witnessed his music played live at Film Music Prague – it was indeed a night to remember. So here it goes. Cue: a deep breath and another glass of red.
Renowned contemporary film composer Clint Mansell will have a concert presented by Film Music Prague next April.
Mother! is an ambitious passion project that sucks you in with its nightmarish intensity and deafening allegories. A fascinating, but truly disturbing watch. Fans of Aronofsky will love this, and everyone else? I’m not sure.
Director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream) returns to the psychological horror genre with Mother!.
Natalie Portman makes a triumphant return in Jackie; a beautifully crafted unconventional biopic that harks back to a day when politicians still had a certain poise and level of intelligence.