In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
|Cantinflas with Bing Crosby in the 1957 film, Pepe.|
Media For Brunch is an extended edition of our Monday – Friday Media For Lunch segment so sit back, sip your mimosa and enjoy.
Media For Brunch: The Master out in limited release, set to open wide September 21, 2012.
I was overwhelmed watching The Master last night and walked out completely confused as to whose tour de force I had seen. Was it Joaquin Phoenix’s as he disappears before your eyes and embodies the character of Fred Quell like I have seen few actors do with a role? You truly forget it is him, so deep has he plunged into his character’s soul. Maybe it was Philip Seymour Hoffman’s performance as the charismatic leader that I just could not get enough time with? Maybe it was Paul Thomas Anderson who connected me through his lens to these two actors, characters so strong and believable you just cant let go of?
The Master is not to be missed. – MD
New York Times review by A.O. Scott There Will Be Megalomania
Wes Anderson // FROM ABOVE
When you watch a director’s work long enough, you pick up on his/her signature tricks — the themes and camera work that appear again and again. Last month, a YouTuber who goes by the name “Kogonada” created Wes Anderson // FROM ABOVE, a montage capturing Anderson’s penchant for the aerial shot, a move that contributes to the lightness, playfulness and quirkiness of his films. ~MD