The mistreatment that Joska endures isn't just physical, but psychological: a form of child abuse like no other you will see on film. Eventually, Joska becomes mute, but you may hardly notice. "Bird" is largely told without dialogue. The backdrop of a world war is also relegated to the periphery for much of the story. A full hour goes by before we even see our first Nazis: soldiers shooting at Jews who have managed to escape from a moving train. … [Read more...] about Film adaptation of ‘The Painted Bird’ is a shocking, deeply moving allegory of war
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Balthus is a tricky artist. And in our particular time, more unsettling. But I don’t think that is enough. I’ve written that Balthus can be “obnoxious, cheesy, and stiff.” His surrealism implies sadomasochism and erotica. Personally, I don’t love Balthus’s work. But I grant that his art is Modern without being abstract and that it’s charged with some half-human hair-raising overweening need, rage, frustration, and restraint. What makes a work like Thérèse Dreaming worth defending is that every person brings something different to it at a different time and that there’s no one correct read of it, no matter “the current climate.” Like all good art, Thérèse Dreaming presents a paradox; it is about more than one thing at the same time. Even in our rush to protect the innocent, curtail creeps, and assume the moral high ground, art can never abandon paradox. Unlike pornography, which we know it when we see it, … [Read more...] about 11,000 People Have Demanded the Met Remove This Painting. They Aren’t Going To. Nor Should They.
"We got there and we're shooting the scene. Dafne was 11. She was fantastic. We shot Dafne, and she turned around in two takes and he goes, 'Let's just kick out. Let's do another.' I said, 'You sure? I feel like,' and he goes, 'Man, let's just stop the clocks. Let's not worry about everything. This is the end of 19 years. Sit in it for half an hour.' And he rolled the cameras. Him just allowing me that moment - because I'm like you: I'm aware of everything. Him just allowing me to just kind of, not just as an actor but as Hugh, to remember that moment. It was a luxury that I'll never forget." The scene worked in a way few emotional scenes in comic book movies do, and audiences the world over were moved to tears by the final images in Logan as the tortured anti-hero breathed his last in the arms of his daughter with a look of peace on his face. This news was reported first at ComicBook.com. … [Read more...] about Wolverine’s Last Breath: Hugh Jackman Recalls Shooting Final Logan Scene
It's one of many to be painted in the Big Apple and other major US cities during the widespread Black Lives Matter protests decrying police brutality following the death of George Floyd in May. … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matter mural outside New York’s Trump Tower is vandalized with red paint
The director worked closely with her fight choreographer Daniel Hernandez to highlight the characters’ different fight techniques when they get into a brawl inside a cargo plane in the film. “Nile learned to fight through the Marines, in this specific fighting style [from] the martial arts program that they teach, whereas Andy knows every fighting style in the world,” she said. “So to see these two clash, those two fighting styles, [builds] up that frustration of Nile, who can’t even touch this chick.” … [Read more...] about ‘The Old Guard’ Director Gina Prince-Bythewood on Shooting Love Scenes and Action Sequences
That said, unusual depictions can seed new ideas. De Smet said the project had its roots in a visit to a gallery in St Petersburg, where he was surprised to see a white-fleshed, yet apparently mature, watermelon by Frans Snyders – an artist Vergauwen noted was renowned for his accuracy. … [Read more...] about Researchers turn to art for clues about changing fruit and veg