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21
Sep

‘Curious George’ Review

'Curious George' on IMDb

You are never too young to know what love and friendship is. A couple of hours ago I was watching this animated movie with a very special 2.5 year old. As George was being taken away from ‘Man in the Yellow Hat’, this toddler started wincing, his eyes starting welling up. I started watching him instead of the movie, only to learn all too well that he knew that George was being taken against his will from someone he loved. As I held him and began to comfort him, my faith and belief that love and friendship are universal emotions, innate in all of us, no matter what creed, faith, or age, was more than restored, it was enlightened. As George was reunited with the ‘Man in the Yellow Hat’, the smile returned to his face and my heart melted.

If you are ever in need of having your faith in humanity restored, have a movie night with a toddler, they are much wiser than us.

For giving me a night I will never forget, for showing the beauty of love and friendship, and for having the ability to make a child enlighten an adult, I rate this film 10/10

19
Sep

Sigur Rós – ‘Untitled 4 (njósnavélin)’

I was laying in my bed having a crappy day a few years ago…when I decided to watch a movie, settled on Vanilla Sky, loved the movie, but discovered a whole new genre of music that forever changed my life and inspired my art more than anything else before.

Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Post-rock, Ambient, Art Rock, whatever you want to call it, it is hard to mention this genre without people talking about Sigur Rós.

What amazing music, to this day, it blows me away.

This song in particular is one of my favourites, I’d post the lyrics, if they existed…explanation here.

Also posting a video of how they play their music live, amazing how they combine instruments, playing your guitar like a violin, who would have thought?

These guys let me use this track in my first feature length film; A Warrior’s Religion, for which I am forever grateful.

Check out more from Sigur Rós.

17
Sep

‘Tyrannosaur’ Review

I watched this film a couple of nights ago, it took a mere 2 minutes and I was unconsciously absorbed into the film, so much so that I found it difficult to convince myself to take a bathroom break.

This film was painfully moving, it was haunting, and in all the darkness you could not help but feel the love and beauty that oozed from Peter Mullan & Olivia Colman. Their stark contrasting characters set the foundation for the film, but as their friendship evolved, it was evident that they were certain reflections of each other.

If you watch this film, I bet it will be hard for you to say that you were not moved. It affected me in a humanizing way. You will never look at an angry old man in the same way again, before you may have ignored him and walked away, now you will feel the need to hug him and embrace him in a prayer.

I rate this film 9/10 

Below is a song from the soundtrack of this film. The music in the film was wonderfully done and chosen, it truly deserves to be called a soundtrack.

 

Related post; http://maniamar.com/inspiring-music/the-leisure-society-we-were-wasted/

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In self-reflection; I can honestly say all that is good in my life has been a direct result of my artistic expression. Be it through writing poetry, prose, or philosophy, through painting or photography, or through filmmaking, art saved my life and it can save yours.
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