A nominee for Best Foreign Language Oscar last year, Timbuktu is something of an overlooked gem. I’m struggling as to whether I call it a 2014 or 2015 release, but no matter what year you consider it, my review:
The Fisher King (Criterion Collection)
I’ve never seen Terry Gilliam‘s The Fisher King, but I do have this new Criterion Collection release here and I need to get to watching it! I was able to start watching it a short time ago, but need to block out the full 138 minutes to watch it in its entirety. Problem is, I’m not the biggest Gilliam fan and this appears to be full-on Gilliam. I’m more of a Twelve Monkeys and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen kind of Gilliam guy, you know, movies where the weirdness is part of the story, not necessarily the story. That said, I already found things to like about this movie in the twenty minutes or so I watched, but I’m obviously not ready to write any kind of meaningful review. For more on this release and the features it offers click here.
Eh, I haven’t heard anything too great about this one. That doesn’t mean it isn’t a worthy rental, but I wouldn’t rush out to add it to the collection.
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