"Too many little bones", says Father James at some point during the film while eating a fish. That's how life is, too. So much pain, so many obstacles. But you have to fight for what you are believe in, and never give up. Yet, this film, despite being mellow, low-key dramatic and melancholic, is also very funny and humorous. And that is a very difficult feature to achieve in film in general. Calvary is a fresh cinematic breath from Ireland, not unlike those stormy Atlantic winds. Highly recommended.
I certainly do not have pyromaniac tendencies, but I do like these images of burning cars. The first one is the image from Almodovár's La Piel Que Habito (2011), the second one from the Netflix crime TV series Narcos.
These are the recent acquisitions in Denmark, Poland and online.
I watched Ex Machina and The Social Network before, and to be honest I have not been overly impressed with neither of the works. However, I would like to watch them again.
I was truly impressed with Troell's Everlasting Moments. It is such a great and warm film with a beautiful cinematography. It is a great analysis of one woman's hardship and coping with her difficult and egoistical husband. While watching this wonderful film, the viewer is sent back in time, to Sweden of 1907 and has a chance to experience the life and habits just before the modern times. This if film is not only a historical and ethnographic lesson, but a tremendous introduction to the life of the real woman, Maria Larsson, who despite her difficult life, found the light in black and white colors of photography.
I am looking forward to watch Malick's Knight of Cups, Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, Kurzel's Macbeth and Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me.