Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GiLxkDK8sI
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/

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Jim Carrey is capable of serious roles. This is one. His best one. The movie is also bordering on surreal and is loaded with fine details that you really need to watch out for. Especially the opening scene where he is clueless to who Huckleberry Hound is. The time-line is slightly skewed and it often takes 2 or 3 watches for the movie to make complete sense. My only tip would be to watch for the dots on his temples to identify his brain (that will make sense when you watch it..).

It’s a breakup movie more than a love movie but I suppose it could be both? What if a company could erase the memory of someone from your life? And visa versa? What if you had second thoughts?

9.2/10

The Fountain

July 13, 2009

The Fountain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM_NF8ZpqyE&
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414993/

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The fountain is an abstract love story about the fragility of life and the concept of death. It’s a surreal movie who’s time-span is over 1000 years (from 1500AD to 2500AD) and covering 3 parallel story lines. If you are not used to abstract movies this could get complicated and troublesome when attempting to identify what to follow.

The movie was super low budget despite some beautiful graphics. I was impressed they got some heavy names for such low cash but they apparently loved the screenplay enough to want to do it. I’m not generally a fan of the concept of ‘big name actors’ but I suppose it stems from reliability of product and comfort in choice.

The movie is a work of art. Attempt to find a good 720-1080p release of it that shows it’s true glory because this is a very visually oriented movie.

7.8/10

Tokyo!

July 13, 2009

TOKYO!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1qzGPOXjQk
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0976060/

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Transformation, Anarchy, Rebirth

Tokyo is a movie composed of 3 short stories. The first is transformation (“evolution”). It follows a couple who are looking for an apartment and staying at a friends place while they attempt to get jobs and work while promoting the boyfriend’s movie. It slowly shifts into the surreal as the girlfriend finds herself useless and evolution takes over.

The second story is of anarchy. It centers around a leprechaun looking sewer dweller named “Merde” which is apparently french for “shit”. He comes out of his sewer to eat flowers and cash. And sometimes he comes out just to kill the locals because he hates them and hates people in general. He is essentially the accumulated and tangible essence of all the resentment city life causes it’s inhabitants. He is the amplified evil.

The third story, rebirth, is the weaker of the three. It focuses on a recluse falling for a recluse and his steps and journey in locating her. It hints at how despite being in a city and shoulder to shoulder with people; they never ‘see’ you or are really in your life. Everyone is isolated from everyone else and everyone is just background noise.

Overall I loved it/them. A good movie if you are looking for a change of pace.

8.3/10