- Four Rooms
- Nuts in May
- Black Sea
- Son of the White Mare
- The Boy and the World
- Seth’s Dominion
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
- The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
Key: * = rewatch, ~ = rewatch within the same year. If a movie is highlighted in blue, then it is one of the 300 which I have sworn to see this year.
Besides a skateboarding vampire girl, Bad City is also home to a young man trying to manage his father’s debts, a “super gangster” ruling the roost, a middle-aged prostitute trying to make her way, and many other fascinating characters. “You know how your dreams make sense to you, even though if you were to describe them to other people, they’d be all over the place?” Amirpour says, “It’s like that. These characters all fit into this stylized, archetypal world. If I really liked a certain thing, I’d just chuck it in this stew.”
You might not know it based on the movies that make it into theaters, but there’s a whole world of alternative animation out there. Odd shorts, surreal adventures, dark stories–all intended for consumption by an audience older than eight.
Biopics are as beloved by Oscar voters as they are joked about by almost everyone else. And many a thinkpiece has been written about why Hollywood loves biopics, and why so many of them are so very samey. But I come not to mourn the biopic. Nor do I come to bury it. I come to assume the genre (or its artistic credibility, that is) is already buried, and to suggest some alternatives to it.