Flick Crit: Of Time and the City

Latest film review at Cinema Takes is Of Time and the City: Liverpool Made Me :

The 21st Century has seen an amazing rebirth of feature length documentaries as a rich cinema experience. Obvious examples from 2008 are Man On Wire and Waltz with Bashir.

Of Time and the City is the latest and certainly the most eccentric. It has no obvious claim to a mass market, not even from its home turf Liverpool. It is quite esoteric at times, laced with poetry and introspection which may make it less accessible for some who would otherwise enjoy it immensely. Yet at the same time it is a vivid history of post-war Liverpool, and its working people. A collage of the changing character of British cities in the second half of the 20th Century.

This is filmmaker Terence Davies’ homage to his roots.

5 Responses

  1. Just a movie aside – we watched Babel last night.

    Very good movie. Great acting, great story.

  2. Kev..have passed this on to youngest as she loves movies, challenging ones. Kevin. I don’t know whether it’s possible, but wouldn’t mind a star rating from you via your posts so that I know which ones to recommend.

    Watched (a repeat) The World’s Fastest Indian. Some quotable quotes.

    Burt: If you don’t follow your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable. Tom (child): What sort of vegetable? Burt (on reflection) A cabbage.

    Burt: Nice to be home in my old shed.

  3. joni

    Babel was one of Brad Pitt’s best. Enjoyed it immensely.


    The full posts at Cinema Takes have star ratings. I’m working on a set of criteria for these assessments. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

  4. “Of Time and the City ‘ on my MUST SEE list.

    “Babel was one of Brad Pitt’s best. Enjoyed it immensely.”

    Couldn’t agree more. Alejandro González Iñárritu is a fascinating director. Amores perros (aka Love’s a Bitch) was also hypnotic & gritty. Unpleasant viewing at times, particularly the dog fights…the Human condition eh?…when it impacts the lives of others.

  5. Kev..I trust your rating/your opinion than from just something from the popular press.

    My example, Man of La Mancha..the popular press HATED IT BIG TIME. I loved it. According to the popular press Don Quixote should be a resonating baritone. But instead they cast an actor Peter O’Toole, a classical actor with not much of a singing voice. Giving due regard that this is Cervantes trying to save himself from the Inquisition.

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