A page without significance other than to remember some movies I’ve liked (and for when I’m asked for a recommendation). Share and enjoy!
|Pretty much everything by Wes Anderson, including The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and my favorite, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
|War Machine is a 2017 American satirical war film directed and written by David Michôd, based on the nonfiction book The Operators by Michael Hastings. It is a fictionalized version of the events in the book based on United States Army General Stanley McChrystal.
|Brazil is a 1985 British-American dystopian science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam.
The film centers on Sam Lowry, a man trying to find a woman who appears in his dreams while he is working in a mind-numbing job and living in a small apartment, set in a consumer-driven dystopian world in which there is an over-reliance on poorly maintained (and rather whimsical) machines. Brazil’s bureaucratic, totalitarian government is reminiscent of the government depicted in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, except that it has a buffoonish, slapstick quality and lacks a Big Brother figure.
|The Zero Theorem is a 2013 British-French-Romanian science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, written by Pat Rushin, and starring Christoph Waltz, Lucas Hedges, Mélanie Thierry, and David Thewlis. The story centers on Qohen Leth (Waltz), a reclusive computer genius working on a formula to determine whether life holds any meaning.
Gilliam has given conflicting statements about whether his personal view is that the film serves as the third part of a satirical dystopian trilogy or “Orwellian triptych” begun with 1985’s Brazil and continued with 1995’s 12 Monkeys.
|The World’s End is a silly, funny sci-fi film starring (among others) Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman, with David Bradley, Pierce Brosnan, and perennial favorite of mine, Darren Boyd (from “Whites”).