The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless
"Neues Kino movie" about life in the circus dome narrated in Brechtian spirit; deceptively illusionist grip is broken violently by aloofness and sweeping subjective tracking shots.
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Akash S (au) wrote: Anand Gandhi's first feature-length film is an intriguing and thought-provoking piece of Independent cinema; it deals with life, purpose and philosophy. Gandhi's prior experience with short films helps him direct the three disparate storylines with certain finesse; the stories shed some light on Theseus's Paradox and give a transcendent look at consequences arising from individual actions.In Greek Legend, according to Plutarch, Theseus's ship was preserved, and the decayed parts were replaced piece by piece until no part of the original ship remained. Plutarch asks whether you would call it the same ship or not. The paradox might seem too confusing to discuss, but Anand Gandhi just uses this to connect the three plots through the theme of organ donation, questioning identity in the face of change. Rather than making a statement, Gandhi just raises interest and discusses various important philosophies and issues; having compelling arguments for and against the topics, it helps us being a part of the discussion.The characters are likeable and interesting. All the actors have done a commendable job, and Neeraj Kabi's brilliant performance as the Jain monk stands out. As the three stories go, the first one (with the blind Egyptian photographer) deals with behaviour to change, the second one (with the animal-rights supporting Jain monk) might seem more philosophically and intellectually orgasmic, but it's the third one (with a stock broker seeking justice for a kidney scam victim) which oozes with brutal honesty. The use of humour to lighten the serious tone of the movie is delightful.The cinematography is spectacular. Rarely have I seen such breathtaking visuals in an Independent film; the shots have a certain poetic and aesthetic charm. The blend of far-off shots and sudden close-ups gives us an intimate look at the characters' lives.The movie is really good, but far from perfection. 2 hours 20 minutes is too long for the movie; with better editing, it could have maintained the pace and momentum well. And as most movies with multiple storylines suffer from this, the characters lack enough depth and screen-time for us to invest ourselves in them. The first story, though the idea of a blind photographer is a bit farfetched, suffers from an abrupt ending. The second story has many interesting viewpoints and arguments, but part of them seem off-the-book and pretentious; it suffers from an illogical ending too. The third story, though quite honest and absorbing, is quite messy and detours from the main theme of the movie.From writing screenplay and dialogues for cheesy soap operas to an intellectual independent feature film, Anand Gandhi has come a long way; I guess his experience as a playwright and short-film director must have come in handy.
Mary K (mx) wrote: Horrible, terrible acting, lame plot, poor direction.
ChadPoop G (ag) wrote: Steve is very likable in a very unlikable film.
Jarek M (au) wrote: Bitter picture of pathology and question who really evil is. a man who doing bad things to make things better or society doing nothing against evil.
Lamar C (de) wrote: wasn't as funny as i hoped
Vash T (ru) wrote: [email protected] wannabe Oldboy.
Larry W (us) wrote: sci-fi horror with no aliens necessary. A fascinating scientific and theological premise.
Dave J (es) wrote: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 (1989) Shocker HORROR/ COMEDY Don't remember too much about this movie except to say that I liked it because of the placement of the hard rock soundtrack while "Shocker was going through those wires made it energetic, as well as the many silly one-liners. Some are calling it "A Nightmare On Elm Street" clone but the fact of the matter is that they're totally different films since the way people are being killed are totally in a different manner. I need to watch this movie again someday but the set up regards a serial killer sentenced to death row but before that he performs some ritual stuff enabling him to travel through electricity and going after the people who originally prosecuted him. I have to say this was one of my guilty pleasures since this concept has never been done before and director Craven continues to keep me interested until the end for I was really wondering how they're going to kill this guy since he seems to be almost invincible. 3 out of 4 stars
Vince N (us) wrote: Cheesy ok fair enough, fantasies and never allow your self to be spell bound. Shoot for this type of spectacular end, right!
Walter M (au) wrote: In "Bank Shot," Al G. Carp(Sorrell Booke) visits his friend Walter Ballentine(George C. Scott) in prison with a plan for a bank robbery. In return, Ballentine is so impressed with the plan that he pulls off a daring escape the following day with a little help from Eleonora(Joanna Cassidy). Once in Los Angeles, they are joined by Carp's nephew Victor(Bob Balaban, incredibly young), formerly of the FBI, where Ballentine decides that the best way to rob the bank is to steal the entire building. "Bank Shot" is an often amusing piece of nonsense, that succeeds best when it does not try so hard, crossing the line from the silly to the absurd. I suppose most people would make George C. Scott the straight man here with such a motley circus of characters but Ballentine is as much a nut, no matter how seriously he takes his job; so it works, along with a few masterful shot compositions. In any case, the movie made me laugh and that's the important thing, right?
Haytham K (jp) wrote: Disturbing film, and shockingly violent for its time. Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland is perfect in one of her best latter-day screen roles.
Jamie C (us) wrote: Good but a little silly but at least it's different to what Adam usually does and the kids will love it too.
Desmond L M (ag) wrote: I love this movie wit ice tee
Megan F (de) wrote: Highly entertaining and a great change of pace for space-based thrillers.