Directed and co-written by Paul Dano, Wildlife, set in 1960s Montana is the story of a sixteen year-old boy who witnesses his parents’ marriage falling apart after his mother finds another man.
The Excellent cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Bill Camp, Ed Oxenbould…
I’m always happy to see Gyllenhaal on a cast list; so much so in fact that I was a little disappointed to not hear his voice at all in this trailer. Nevertheless, this looks pretty good and Mulligan is great.
I of course couldn’t help but think of Revolutionary Road (2008) as this trailer played.Blame the general look, feel and arguments.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano and Lilly Collins are the stars of Okja, a Joon-Ho Bong directed movie about a young girl’s efforts to stop a huge multi national company from kidnapping her best friend, a massive animal named Okja…
The official trailer looks great, plus Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano are in this so not only am I hopeful, I can feel that it’s going to be great.
The story behind the latest movie starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano is intrigingly nuts. Dano plays a man stranded on an island and his only friend is…
Witten / directed by Dan Kwan andDaniel Scheinert, I’m curious about the story, but more than that, my main interest is in the film’s creative execution, especially since Radcliffe’s character is essentially a corpse.
I find myself wondering about which actor’s must have been more challenging…
The music and cinematography in Youth are the first things you’ll notice. Then comes the the dialogue and highly accomplished acting talent in the shape of Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda, Rachel Weisz and Paul Dano.
Youth reminds me of part of the reason why film is such a great love of mine. How through film, all the different forms of artistic expression can come together and be enjoyed, all in one place and in a whole new way.
As I would advise anyone before viewing a movie, watch only when you’re in the right mood for a particular genre of film. I fear that should you not be in the mood for the drama/ non-action/ non-thriller that Youth is, you may judge it unfairly.
Youth is the type of film that will likely leave you with plenty to think about; from what constitutes a good friendship, the cost of becoming one of the best in your field, to the things in life that drive us and the unexpected outcomes of the friendships / relationships in our lives.
There is so much to take in that by the end you’ll get the feeling that another viewing needs to happen soon if not immediately. The film is two hours long so immediately is probably not the best way to go.
Youth is wise and smart. It is funny in parts, though not a comedy. It’s also officially my favourite favourite Michael Caine film.
I loved this movie but embarrassingly, I knew very little of accomplished Italian writer / director Paolo Sorrentino’s work. I’ve since reviewed his filmography and The Great Beauty (2013) is now on my watch list.
Time for me to think about when best to visit Switzerland, for the visual feast that is Youth definitely has me sold.