The art style, Endinburgh and the Jacques Tati silent comedy humour. A perfect animated feature that shows Pixar what for.
(2010) Starring:Jean-Claude Donda, Edith Rankin Director:Sylvain Chomet Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Sylvain Chomet directs this hand-drawn animated feature based on an unproduced script that the French comic Jacques Tati wrote in 1956 for his daughter. Set in the late 1950s, the film tells the story of an ageing Paris illusionist whose career has come under threat from the increasing popularity ..read more »
Depending how you watch it or how you feel about child to adult progression this is a joyous film or, as I found it, the most profoundly effecting and personal movie under the guise of a popular kids picture book.
Some may find it's Jewish heritage humour impenetrable. But after a few viewings this quickly became my favourite Coen Brothers and one of the few I could watch whatever the weather.
A Serious Man
(2009) Starring:Peter Breitmayer, Adam Arkin, Richard Kind Director:Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Certificate:
"A Serious Man" is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and "F-Troop" is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. ..read more »
I don't expect many people to see what I saw in Von Tiers graphic portrayal of Posttraumatic stress disorder and the extremes of anxiety of depression. Maybe I was just in the right place when I watched it but it gave me an overwhelming sense of company. I wasn't alone in the world and no matter how bad I got I wouldn't chop a penis off.