Thursday, May 21, 2015

Film Log 5.21.2015

Tim's Vermeer (2013)
Director: Teller
Number of viewings: 1

Comments: The film unpretentiously disproves the myth that art and technology are separate siblings. Tim Jenison meticulously recreates not only Vermeer's The Music Lesson, but also the world that Vermeer inhabited. Is there any other superlative art documentaries out there that take the time to delve into history, art, science, and technique? I hope so. 

John Wick (2014)

Director: Chad Stahelski and David Leitch
Number of viewings: 2

Comments: Le Samourai for the millennial generation. The film brilliantly telegraphs to the audience the unique world that the character inhabits not through expository dialogue, but through costumes, props, set design, off-handed comments and even jokes spoken by tertiary characters. 

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