8 Burst results for "Alex Sharpe"
"alex sharpe" Discussed on The Next Picture Show
"Finally, it's time to catch each other up on films or film related items. We've seen in the interim since our last podcast, we call it your next picture show in the hopes that will put some interesting choices on your radar Keith. What in the film world has been good few lately? So I kind of survey of depictions of radiation and radiation, poisoning, and, and, and film, and television for article writing for for someone at this table, and I was give me a chance to catch up with some films never seen before. And one of them was on the beach, which is down the Cape Kramer's nineteen fifty nine adaptation of Neville, shoots novel about what happens in Australia. When basically the rest of the world wasn't self up in nuclear or, and what happens is sort of, like this sad. Slow resignation that pretty soon, they'll be dead to the whole film kinda sustained melancholy tone to it, and it's great performances and. It's sort of the of all peoples looking at death and looking at death that they weren't expecting and looking at death. That's not coming tomorrow, but could come the day after tomorrow or the day after that. And the cast includes Gregory pack a car in Fred Astaire, I thought to me, the most chilling, scenes belong to a couple of by Anthony Perkins and Donna Anderson as a young Mary couple. And like most of the cast, you're playing American. Most of the cast is not even trying to Australian accents and at the Perkins and Donna Anderson among them, but they're young couple with with infant, and they have to consider suicide bills, basically, which is what we're going to be handed out to the whole population and administering it to themselves and to their infant daughter, and it's just the most awful thing to think about and a film really captures that as well. I'd never seen this before. I'd read the book years ago. I like it quite a bit. It's. Semi career is director, you think of in terms of being really exciting visually but he's working here with separate tuna the semi talk over who did a lot of Fellini movies, did some Visconti movies. So someone kind of, you know, definitely knew what he was doing behind the camera. I'd recommend it and I had a hard time tracking it down. I think I ended up watching version on YouTube don't tell anyone, but definitely a film, that's worth your time in Stanley Creamer is a director. I've always had negative societas with as being this director of clumsy, social dramas often really long and, and this seems like a little bit of a subtler work from the closing shot is as unsubtle as it gets. But he's got really great material here, too. And a lot of is just kind of leading the city of Melbourne, which is, you know, what's happened is has led to cash shortages, everyone just kind of in horses, and carriages, and it just sort of the sense of, well, should make the best time we've got left and. That is definitely more pronounced feeling to the film beyond sort of, like, we must we must prevent this from happening that kinda comes in, you know, the subtext of becomes glaringly taxed at by these could be us. We must prevent right? Exactly. But, but, but, you know, I it's really what you're trying to perform. The cast is so great union not gonna find a better cast than that, right? The name that really stands out from the Kansas. Fred Astaire fresh air in a dramatic role. No dancing at all billion Blitzer to this, this. He and Ava Gardner have been. They had been married or just a couple. But they're basically people who are dealing with this by drinking as much as possible, but he kinda channels his despair in tune enthusiasm for race cars, and it's got a really great racing sequence. With all these sort of late fifty or this fifties models sports cars, and, and it's all, you know, apart from some reproduction process shots, that are really obvious when you see Fred Astaire behind the wheel, but, but the actual driving sequences are obviously. Not simulated and quite impressive and really dangerous looking as well. So it's on the beach from nineteen Fifty-nine Scott you. Well, I finally caught up with Gloria bell, which was, I guess, a pretty significant indie favourite from earlier in the year. This is from Chilean director Sebastian Leo whose last name. I might be mangled. This is a remake of his two thousand thirteen drama Gloria which I had seen. That was is a Spanish language film. This is English language film story is very close. I mean, there's a lot of really subtle differences in improvements in my opinion in this movie, but the real reason to make this movie is Julianne Moore, who is the lead. She plays a lonely, fifty something divorce say who likes to go out dancing by herself in Los Angeles clubs. The clubs for some reason always playing seventies and eighties. Love ballads, and uptempo adult contemporaries, there's a ton of, like, you know, there's Bonnie Tyler and air supply and solo Paul McCartney and some earth wind and fire songs that kind of thing, the soundtrack is really a lot of fun. But the film ends up being about her relationship with another divorce say somebody who's a new bachelor played beautifully by John Toronto. Who's just, you know, when you're that age and you have you have adult kids and you've had so much history. So which baggage you bring the table. It just bakes relationship. Both extremely exciting to find someone in sort of late middle age of that, that you can have this really passionate listenership with. But also, there's so much compromises so much baggage and so much trouble that poses suffering this relationship as well. You know, it's just a wonderful character piece, this movie, all of, you know, up and down the cast, you know, you really feel like these characters have. Been thoroughly thought through you'll learn things about them. But you also think like there's a lot more to learn about them. It's, it's a very satisfying movie, and it's just it's just one that gives Julianne Moore the chance to just flex every possible muscle which for her. I mean she's one of the best. So I really recommended. It's a lot of fun of it makes like one little misstep toward the end that I maybe might nitpick but other than that. I think it's pretty terrific. So do either of you see Gloria? I need to Gloria, which I remember as one of those slow burn films that initially, I couldn't quite figure out why why it was an why I was watching it. And it just like the slow progression of it sold me on it like a log rhythmic scale, I kept getting more and more excited just by the depth of the characterization on the, the slow burn. Feeling of joy that came from that movie. I'm curious Gloria bell captures. This directors. Good. He did a fantastic woman. He's got a lot of a lot of talent. So another slow-burn movie that with that kind of that same kind of feel of your narrative, inevitability, like the weight of the narrative, building up, slowly pine, the main character. Disobedience even more recently than that. So he he tends to focus on women's painful dramas women. Exactly. So this is good. It'd be not that it's not that painful. Really, it's it has some tough moments. But it but there's a there's a whole range of motion, you have experiencing it, and one of those is real pleasure enjoy. So I recommend it. What about you tasha? I was I haven't seen anything that I haven't either written about or that I couldn't recommend a little while. So I thought maybe I should look for Keanu Reeves connection. What what's Keanu Reeves movie that everybody has an already seen thousand times and immediately came up with Martin oxen's to the bone, which is streaming on Netflix? I saw this some film festival or the other they all blur at this point. And Netflix picked it up pretty quickly afterwards. I believe it's mardi Nachson 's directory all debut. She also wrote it based on her own experiences with anorexia, and it's a pretty harrowing very, very intimate for lived in a feeling store. Sorry about a young woman played by lily Collins, who is struggling with anorexia who's struggling with. I think our fifth group home after being kicked out of the others because you can't follow the rules. She can't she's not that interested in fighting her addiction or she is at times, and isn't at times and Keanu Reeves plays. This unconventional therapists that she sent to the just kind of has a very Keanu Reeves attitude towards the whole thing. He's, he's unconventional and kind of playful in a way that I like to see cannery doing. I still feel like some of his most natural lake unforced acting ever was in the Bill and Ted movies, and he doesn't go full goofball here, but there is like some of that lack of self serious weighty gravitas is not the usual type doctor for this zone, kind of like hippy dippy system that. Of sending them to the site. Right. This house outside of. You're not institutionalize. He's got a different way of doing things and Ken Reeves. I think has often been at his best in either vehicles that require him to show motion like the matrix or films that let they give him a very small very specific part like the gift that just let him do something really unconventional have fun with it. I liked him a lot here. But also the movie around him. Similarly, feels very unconventional. It's not your usual addiction. Narrative at doesn't have the usual rise and fall to it. There are some extremely unusual choices. I'm thinking about the therapy that she ends up in with her mother played by lily, Taylor believe, and our friendship with a character played by Alex Sharpe. Who in that first started up a kind of okay, we're going in a very fault in our stars direction with this here, and the foam surprised me. I think I just love films that surprise me. And this film is. Unconventional in so many different ways. I think because Nachson is more interested in reflecting the diversity of the exit experience in her personal experience than she is in telling a very conventional story. It's sad in a lot of ways. It's really darkly funny in a lot ways. But I, I really enjoyed it. A lot though that was one of the things that stood out for me. When I saw knocks, you know, she was a big, you know, a lot of writing on Buffy the vampire slayer she was involved in the first season of unreal before it went completely off the rails. She's very talented writer in. I think the humor that she brings to the movie so important because it is such a difficult subject, and it allows her to make it hard in the places where it needs to be just like having these scenes, where were just a bunch of these characters sitting down to eat dinner is just utter torment and, and, you know, it's, it's such a it's such an interesting thing, just to thing to witness, because, you know, we're sits where we sit down for dinner and think about it. What was in front of us, and it's, it's much more complicated situation, every single time here..
"alex sharpe" Discussed on Double Toasted
"And it was just so rushed night. None of it. Breathe. This just going from one thing to the next and the next to the next even even when they got there, Mark. And they're both trying to scam that one dude I was getting lost on what their motivations were. I got it. I know what it was like, I said just don't think it was done. Very well. And that's another thing too is like a neat at all see me having never seen the dirty riders got around scoundrels. I was thinking I see potential in this. I guess I was seeing that other movie. Because I can see how this could work and I'll see what they've done. They've actually taken the structure some and just broke that down just toward at a part. You burn that down. I I'm a little harsh. Because like I said, I am not a fan of comedians who have very very very shallow material that they follow on which as you said like, especially if it's slapstick pheasant, especially if it's physical humor. Fallen down on your ass because you you you visually gag already is you're overweight that doesn't that just seems? I'm not even look I'm not even trying to be somebody. Who's like, you know, time trying to take some social issue here is let's take that out. It's lazy. Yeah. It's the laziest kind of comedy that you can do matters. And I hate that kind of comedy. That's why I always complain about Melissa McCarthy is while always wasn't a big fan always of people liked him. But 'cause Farley Chris Farley not always a big fan of Chris Farley. Because it was the same thing, you know. And it's funny for a couple of times as cool, but when you become that same character in every movie, and you repeat the same thing right down even some of the same line. Yeah. It's like, man. I wish I could a wish you see the potential in rebel Wilson. I wish he would do something more because this is getting old man is old and his lazy in an ISA stopped in in this movie. Just proves it more. I can't stand this in the I will say a bright spot in here for me was Alex Sharpe. Does he the Butler? No, he's he's the the kid. Oh, the guy that created the app. Alex Sharpe is a plays. I'm seeing about can find a picture of him here. Oh, give me a second here in that's him. Look barely pass an arm right there. That's him at the at the roulette table right there in. For some reason. I don't know man because he just seemed to be the one that was the kind of the most normal the one that wasn't trying so hard to get a laugh because Ed Hathaway's trying really hard to get a laugh in her own way. She ain't follow the plays like rebel Wilson. But in hallway, she's she's pushing it to the point where it's like hamming it up. She exactly Hammond. I can it's not funny anymore if I can see past it. He's the only thing that's kind of normal in the film. You know, not and in on an even that's not saying too much it just kind of like, wow, I'm just I'm in the desert right now. And I just I'm looking to find a pond. You give an Impreza just because you hate everything else. I'm great him on her, right? Because the whole time with him. I was like, yeah. He's just one note is. The little bit. He's here. He's one note. And I will say what I'm influenced by my prejudice from dirty rotten scoundrels, his his role was was Glenn Headley. And you just loved her so much in that that you started get even though you like those other guys I you start getting mad at them. And here I was just like. Yeah. No. I see what you're saying. Yeah. He's bland. But compared to everything else. It was like I'll take bland bullshit. Right. I mean, it's it. Yeah. Like, I said man, I'm I'm just not the guy Ford and by the end of it. They started to do a little something inspired. But I was like not on put it don't put now..
"alex sharpe" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Really that good. I would think she would have more pride in her work out. Good to see started getting into the broader type comedy. Yeah. Yeah. She's British French German. She's she's Swedish is all blending together. And it's yeah, it's hard to buy. And it was just so rushed night. None of it. Breathe. This is going from one thing to the next and the next to the next even even when they got there, Mark. And they're both trying to scam that one dude I was getting lost on what their motivations were. I got it. I know what it was like, I said just don't think it was done. Very well. And that's another thing too. Is like a neat that all see me? Having never seen the dirty riders got around scandals. I was saying I see potential in this. I guess I was seeing that other move. Because I could see how this could work and see what they've done. They've actually taken the structure some just broke that down just taught that a part you burn that down. I'm a little harsh. Because like I said, I am not a fan of comedians who have very very very shallow material that they follow on which as you said like, especially if it's slapstick pheasant, especially if it's physical humor. Fallen down on your ass because your your visual gag already is you're overweight that doesn't that just seems? I'm not even look I'm not even trying to be somebody who's like time trying to take some social issue here. It's let's take that out. It's just lazy. Yeah. It's the laziest kind of comedy that you can do matters. And I hate that kind of comedy. That's why I always complain about Melissa McCarthy while always wasn't a big fan always of people liked him. But. 'cause Farley Chris Farley. Not always a big fan of Chris Farley. Because it was the same thing. You know, it's funny for a couple of times, that's cool. But when you become that same character in every movie, and you repeat the same thing right down even some of the same line. Yeah. It's like, man. I wish I could a wish you see the potential in rebel Wilson. I wish he would do something more. 'cause this is getting old man is old and lazy an ISA stop in in this movie. Just proves more. I can't stand this in the I will say a bright spot in here for me was Alex Sharpe the Butler. Nah, he's he's the the kid. Oh, the guy that created the app. Alex Sharpe is a plays. I'm seeing about find a picture of here. Oh, give me a second here. And that's him. Look barely pass that arm right there. That's him at the at the roulette table right there in. For some reason. I don't know man because he just seemed to be the one that was the kind of the most normal the one that wasn't trying so hard to get a laugh because add Hathaway's trying really hard and get a laugh in her own way..
"alex sharpe" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Interested dotted in three you know that was him the director wasn't aim james cameron john john jam that's him playing the role of hedwig i didn't know that man yeah damn he's fine well i was looking in here and he put on the right week and i'm like okay you know we just have to go with this maybe some nuba flamingos but this movie it's been it hasn't been getting the best reviews but i will say i think maybe we feel the same way won't pass off till you really quick but it has a i think it has a great beginning i think it's a little too frantic in the beginning but the beginning has real what the fuck moment going on these these local punks the the one was centering on play by alex sharpe he plays aaron and aaron is a go to this punk show they're having a good time and thing is don't wanna end up they don't end the nightmare here after party going on and they cannot find after party but they see an apartment where all these crazy lights coming out nance than they they just go they so this must be it when they get there like crazy deckedout we're costume woman opens the door and just says come in when they go in there people then on top of each other that making weird noises as weird lights going on and in bank that that that okay this is just a weird drug and fuse.
"alex sharpe" Discussed on At The Movies with Arch and Ann
"In which a young actor named alex sharpe and his friends discover a bizarre cult of mostly nubile young people including l fanning who in turn wants to learn all about the characters love of the late nineteen seventies punk scene in england nicole kidman gets her free freqent as the touted manager of a punk club and i never knew that science fiction could be this funny and sexy oh that's your pull quote right yeah that's gonna be on the poster scandal i never knew fiction could be this and sexy that's great yeah it's fun it's a romp it's a wrong the life it's very original and it's it's from a neil gaiman is that hyper nas geiman g a m a n he's very beloved in the graphic novel world okay and its semi i would imagine semi it's suggested in a late seen that it's autobiographical and it's very faithfully done yeah but the costume designs and the choreography i mean they use these modern avantgarde dancers doing these weird body formations and dancing strangely together and it's just incredibly i thought sort of cleverly done they looked like the sperm in everything you wanted to know of between that and lobola by amorphous shapes very charming don't sleep on that got a lot of baggage with them but boys that movie great it is completely creative though and apprising and very funny and touching and touching and sweet meat nature and god bless nicole kidman right she plays this sort of aging figure this denmark to all these weird misfits and she looks like vivienne westwood hair teased up she's got kind of a coup deville thing happening and.
"alex sharpe" Discussed on The Next Picture Show
"Not at all no no no he does not seem to have like quite so much i don't know for me there's just there's an energy to it that's a lot of fun to coal kidman is in it matt lucas plays one of the aliens there's a whole mitchell introduces a whole kind of like cosmic element to it the becomes kind of about the generational gap in the same kind of way that the origins of love segment from hedwig in the angry inch sets out this grand mythology that explains like human connection there are things that happen in how to talk to girls at parties which seems to be kind of trying to set out like a giant cosmic explanation for why the generation gap exists for how young people and old people can't relate for what it takes to be defined as a person it stars l fanning and alex sharpe alex sharpe was the kind of love interest character and mardi knox's to the bone and l fanning is in everything and is usually pretty delightful he's the young teenage boy that crashes the wrong party she's the rebel is alien that kind of want to like make her mark on the world before she goes back to space they're a romeo and juliet story and that goes in the direction that romeo and juliet stories tend to go with a couple of really interesting twists to it so it's rough it's ramshackle it's a little over the top i guess but mitchell is entirely sincere about the emotions going on and he describes this as the science fiction goth love story that he would have wanted to see at age sixteen and i just i think there's both real energy to it and a real interest in that so how to talk to girls at parties it comes out on may eleventh in the uk it comes out on may twenty fifth here in the states and frankly it's a small enough movie that i would be very surprised if it is unveiling e pretty soon after that was it a pro short story i read the comic i wasn't aware there was a comic i don't know which came first but i i mean i do.
"alex sharpe" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"I wanna give some disclaimer about how you know opinions expressed on this bud guest the official binion's of no film school though that that that that is true that is true but yeah and coming to theaters on may teeth is a film called how to talk to girls at parties garrick this documentary i think eric must have written this film if that's well it's possible so this is the latest film from provocative director john cameron mitchell whose previous films include hedwig and the agree inch short bus and rabbit hole it debuted at can last year and has since been picked up by indie sort as twenty four for distribution it's about an alien touring the galaxy who breaks away from her group and meets two young habitants of the most dangerous place in the universe the london suburb of croydon l fanning plays the noted alien opposite nicole kidman and a human love interest is played by alex sharpe emily sat down with the dp of the film frankie marco and france last year to discuss his work on the film and his love of experimentation within different formats you can read that article on the site also coming out this friday from h four zero l is first reformed which premiered at venice last year before continuing its festival run on the north american side at toronto in the new york film festival is latest film from paul schrader who in addition to being the screenwriter on martin scorsese's taxi driver and raging bull in the last temptation of christ in bringing out the dead he's accomplished director in his own right i reforms stars ethan hawke as reverend earns toler a solitary middleage parish pastor at a small dutch reformed church upstate new york on the cusp of celebrating its two hundred fiftieth anniversary once a stop on the underground railroad the church is now a terse detraction catering to a dwindling congregation eclipsed by its nearby parent church abundant life with state of the art facilities in five thousand strong flock when a pregnant petitioner played by amanda freed asks reverend taller to counsel her husband a radical environmentalists the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past and equally despairing future until he finds redemption.
"alex sharpe" Discussed on WCTC
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