Jean Noble: I've taken care of everybody my whole life, and I am fucking tired! I have organised everything, I have made everything perfect, I made everybody's lives work smoothly and I am tired of being a caretaker CO-DEPENDENT NO MORE! Do you know how hard it is to be perfect? When everybody need you to take care of them? Has anybody ever done that for me? Nobody has ever done that for me, nobody, NOBODY! And you know what? I am tired of everybody else getting all the stuff and me being left out. I wanna be the boss! I wanna be on top! Because I deserve it all! And I'm gonna get it! And if you don't understand that, you really a fucking idiot!
I have not cried so hard in a while, thanks to Tokyo Story, I was able to experience the raw and powerful drama. The premise is simple, an elderly couple visiting their children in the big city, but their children do not have time to serve them except for their daughter-in-law, who showed them unconditional kindness and yet not related by blood. Ozu used the still camera technique which created the quietness and the low angle shots allowed the viewers to observe the characters in great detail. The set was brilliant, it fully presented the post-war Japan. The dialogue was amazing, pure and honest. Tokyo Story is a must see for anyone
Manderlay is a sequel to Dogville, although not as compelling, it tells a great political story. This time Grace arrived at a plantation where she decided to make some changes, but due to her being naive, inexperience and idealistic, she actually ended up creating more problems. Bryce Dallas Howard was great at playing Grace, but Nicole Kidman did a better job. The key messages Lars taught us are that: Communism never works, people are meant to be controlled and people are selfish in nature. Despite really enjoyed this film, I found the slaughter of a donkey unnecessary and the black paint on some actors' faces disturbing.
Aftershock had an interesting premise but failed to impress. The first problem that arisen was the casting, it was just terrible, Eli Roth shouldn't be the lead. The story telling method is terrible, most viewers couldn't give a damn about the activities these morons endured before the earthquake. Even the gore lovers will not be satisfied with the messy direction of the film. Overall, aftershock is an unrealistic depiction of what humanity can do during a disaster. No sympathy given.