Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
As much as I can recognize the obvious effort and specific intent that went into the film, I am at a complete loss to comprehend what exactly it's trying to say to me.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
not just some mad collection of pretty pictures, but a poetic and ethnographic evocation of Armenian religion, culture and society, told through the prism of the nation's most celebrated troubadour and his songs.
An extremely honest attempt to convey abstraction in an essentially non-abstract medium.
| Original Score: 9/10
It's best appreciated as an arcane work about a great tortured artist by a great tortured artist.
| Original Score: A-
Paradjanov scares up one startling sequence after another, crafting a bizarre mosaic of Nova's world while limiting himself to the materials of the poet's time.
A madly beautiful, often straight-up-bonkers meditation on the life of its eponymous Armenian-Azeri balladeer and poet.
Well worth seeing, if only as a visual treat.
| Original Score: 3/4