Tag Archives: Tilda Swinton

06Jul/14

Snowpiercer

I saw this yesterday at the AMC Mayfair 18.  It is a Korean-American science fiction action film, based upon a French graphic novel.

In the story, there is a failed global-warming experiment that plunges the earth into a second ice-age.  The only remaining life, on earth is aboard a train called the Snowpiercer.

The story begins 18 years into the train continually circling the earth.  A class system has developed aboard the train and the passengers in the back of the train formulate a plan to fight their way to the front of the train.

This movie got my attention because of the very unique storyline.  The fight between classes are something that has been covered in movie after movie.  This is the first movie that I can think of that does so in this way.  You have to experience all of civilization, in order to get from one end of the train to the other.

I can see this becoming a cult classic, very easily.  It’s a great movie but it doesn’t have a very wide distribution.  I was only able to find it in one theater in Milwaukee.  If you can find it, I would suggest seeing it.

04Apr/14

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Tonight, I spent a magical 100 minutes at the Marcus North Shore Cinema.  The Grand Budapest Hotel is the story of concierge Gustave H and lobby boy Zero Moustafa.  Zero acts as Gustave H’s protege and trusted friend as the two of them go through their intriguing adventure.  The story is presented as a factual tale that is told third-hand.  As such, the visuals are exaggerated in entertaining and delightful ways.

The mixture of the absurdness and interesting / likable characters made for an excellent mix.  This was one of my most favorite movies in a while.  I look forward to buying it on Amazon VOD, in the future.