At This Point In Time

The Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force
Remains a life-affirming film for me, with complex themes and human drama playing against an imaginative sci-fi concept delivered with remarkable visual aesthetic. If that's not enough to make me think, it has one of Ryuichi Sakamoto's best scores that is so 80s and so awe-inspiring.

Ron Fricke's cultural odyssey is a journey of human discovery delivered through a true filmmaker's glorious perspective. It broaches the themes of birth, life and death across the diverse world of man through careful mise-en-scene combined with one of the most esoteric scores composed in the 90s.

Sign o' the Times
Although a concert film, it features some of Prince's best work and reminds me of better days, before life took hold. The rendition of "Forever in My Life" still remains as powerful to me now as it did the first time I saw it.

I am Cuba
Sweeping and engaging, dullards - of course - dismissed this quasi-doco as communist propaganda, but to view it through the lens of ignorance is to acknowledge an inability to grasp film semantics and appreciate true visual grandeur. It is a celebration of culture captured by a filmmaker at his peak, thoroughly dynamic and engaging, and never fails to reignite my spirit. 

Castle in the Sky
Another childhood favourite that returns me to simpler times, it is one of Miyazaki's most masterful achievements. Story, setting and sound combine to create one of the most thoroughly enjoyable animes I've ever seen and a brilliant adventure tale that has persisted since youth. Joe Hisaishi's score is brilliant. 
zilchk0re zilchk0re
26-30, M
Sep 16, 2012