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JxSxPx posted a review of The Tempest

The Tempest

““We are such stuff as dreams are made on/And our little life is rounded with a sleep.”   Julie Taymor’s reading of The Tempest is heavy on the dreams, but light on the second half’s understanding of eventual surrender and quietness. The Tempest is an elegy and a humbling, and the play is ” read more

5 months, 3 weeks ago
JxSxPx posted a review of Across the Universe

Across the Universe

“Who needs a plot when you can arrange 33 songs by the Beatles in random order and have a series of talented performers do them in a bunch of loosely connected music videos revue style? This is very similar to Mamma Mia, a hastily assembled collage of memorable pop tunes lacking a memorable or even s” read more

5 months, 3 weeks ago
JxSxPx posted a review of Frida

Frida

“When this project was originally shopped around town in the 1980s, no one in Hollywood knew much about the iconoclast artist Frida Kahlo. It was considered as a prestige project for an actress like Meryl Streep or Jessica Lange, very obvious choices for a proudly Mexican woman who wore the tradition” read more

5 months, 3 weeks ago
JxSxPx added 3 items to their collection
Across the Universe

have watched

6/10

The Tempest

have watched

5/10

Gargoyles

9/10


5 months, 3 weeks ago
JxSxPx posted a review of Titus

Titus

“William Shakespeare’s blood-soaked tragedy gets the aggressive visualization treatment in Julie Taymor’s big screen debut. To watch Titus is to discover a film that argues that the limit does not exist for what constitutes “over the top.” This doesn’t just shake the rafters, nor does it bl” read more

5 months, 3 weeks ago
Titus
 Titus 6/10
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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5 months, 4 weeks ago
JxSxPx posted a review of Great Performances

Great Performances: Oedipus Rex

“A filmed performance of Julie Taymor’s variation of the Igor Stravinksy opera, Oedipus Rex originally aired as part of PBS’ Great Performances series. If you’re still with me after that introductory sentence, I suggest you seek this out for its artistic daring and soaring theatricality. Some o” read more

5 months, 4 weeks ago
JxSxPx posted a review of Fool's Fire

Fool

“Produced as a part of PBS’ American Playhouse, an independent producer of high-quality television films for first-time filmmakers, Fool’s Fire is something of Julie Taymor’s entire career in microcosm. There’s an obsession with using puppetry and masks, the ostentatious imagery, the general ” read more

5 months, 4 weeks ago
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5 months, 4 weeks ago
Fool
 Fool's Fire 7/10
6 months ago
Rhythm Nation 1814
Presenting Dionne Warwick
...Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
The Velvet Rope
Velvet Rope

6 months, 1 week ago
Velvet Rope
 Velvet Rope 10/10
6 months, 1 week ago
JxSxPx added 2 items to RS 500: Part 3 list
The Velvet Rope
Velvet Rope

6 months, 1 week ago
JxSxPx posted a list
6 months, 1 week ago
Innervisions
I Say, I Say, I Say
Spellbound
I Feel For You
Parallel Lines

6 months, 1 week ago
JxSxPx added 20 items to ALL-TIME 100 Revisited list
Blow-Up
Vertigo
The Hurt Locker
The Seventh Seal
Les Bonnes Femmes

6 months, 1 week ago
JxSxPx posted a list
ALL-TIME 100 Revisited (20 movies items)
6 months, 1 week ago
JxSxPx posted a review of Winnie Mandela

Winnie Mandela

“Winnie Mandela tries to have it both ways as a conventional biopic and as a warts-and-all glimpse into a contentious figure, but it fails at being both by never digging deep into the material. It’s all handsome surfaces, Clint Eastwood style cinematography (so much blue filter), and a solid lead p” read more

6 months, 1 week ago
6 months, 1 week ago
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6 months, 1 week ago
JxSxPx posted a review of Testament of Orpheus

Testament of Orpheus

“A culmination of sorts of an artistic life, and the most deeply personal and revealing film that Jean Cocteau ever made. Testament of Orpheus is the final film in his Orphic trilogy, only this time Cocteau is Orpheus and the underworld is his own mind as we examine both the birthplace of his creativ” read more

6 months, 1 week ago
6 months, 1 week ago

8 x 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements

“A collaboration between Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp, and Jean Cocteau, 8 x 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements is a quirky, avant-garde glimpse of a bunch of premiere artists having a lark. Shame that they didn’t invite the audience along with them. The title reveals the structure, a chessboard is a” read more

6 months, 1 week ago
JxSxPx posted a review of La villa Santo Sospir

La Villa Santo Sospir

“A 16mm documentary of sorts made by Jean Cocteau at the titular villa, a vacation spot that would eventually feature prominently in his Testament of Orpheus, that surface textures is all about his “tattooing” of the walls but actually provides a glimpse into his artistry and process. Many of Coc” read more

6 months, 2 weeks ago
JxSxPx posted a review of Orpheus

Orpheus

““A legend is entitled to be beyond time and place.”   So says Jean Cocteau in a written prologue for his most direct wrestling with the Orpheus myth. Here, he makes not only edits and additions, but entirely new wrinkles and full scale revisions to the myth, these add layers of strangeness, p” read more

6 months, 2 weeks ago
JxSxPx added 2 items to their collection
La villa Santo Sospir

have watched

8/10

Orpheus

10/10


6 months, 2 weeks ago
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