A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
This weekend Puppets On Film is playing BAM
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is having a series of puppets on film this weekend. It’s a stellar collection of films that include Jurassic Park, The Never Ending Story, Muppets Take Manhattan and Labyrinth (two screenings both with and without a sing a long).
The series is also running two of the best films I’ve reviewed here at Unseen: Jodie Foster’s The Beaver with Mel Gibson. This little film is about a man who self-destructs and only manages to stay afloat thanks to a Beaver puppet. Not for kids or even most audiences, this blackly funny heart breaker has Mel Gibson’s greatest performance. It will rock your world.
Strings is a magical movie, one of the best fantasies you’ll ever see. This stunning film is about a kingdom of puppets who are very aware they have strings attached. It’s a story of power plays in the kingdom and romance and a few other things. I dare you not to be moved by the end.
Details on the series can be found here.
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