Millennium Actress (2001)

Life is a pursuit. To pursue something is to run after it, to take up the chase, to run. Millennium Actress is a race. It’s about the girl who runs.The film’s short runtime is deceptive given the span of time and the flow of ideas that the film pursues. It’s not simply about the girl who runs, but about the journey and pursuit that makes a life full, vibrant, and wondrous. Continue reading Millennium Actress (2001)

Anne of Green Gables 1-5

1 Matthew Cuthbert is Surprised

The setup is that Marilla and Matthew are siblings who never married anyone and live together at Green Gables. They decide to adopt a young boy to help around the place. But when Matthew goes to pick up the child, it’s a precocious girl named Anne. Not sure what to do, Matthew takes her to go back to Green Gables. She chats for quite some times on a great manner of things such as sleeping in a cherry blossom tree and the fact she can’t be truly happy because she has red hair. Continue reading Anne of Green Gables 1-5

Citizen Kane (1941)

Thousands of pages have been written about the artfulness and technical prowess that makes Citizen Kane a great film, cementing its status in the pantheon of classic films. And while there’s no denying the craft of the film, I’d like to focus on an element of the film that I think gets overlooked a lot when talking about Citizen Kane: it’s a damn entertaining film. Continue reading Citizen Kane (1941)