8½ – Review

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Within every work of art, there is always a sense of creativity among the artist’s intention, whether it be a painting, a piece of literature, or a film. Yet there comes the occasion when creativity is hindered by something in life, it’s happened to someone like myself a lot. You have one idea that you think is so perfect, then suddenly you dismiss it. This is a very feeling that Federico Fellini captures in , for the love letter it is to the freedom of creativity in general. There is no limit to any of it, as Fellini insists, and it simply could not have been any more truthful than what he captures in here. A film that deconstructs the artistic process and at the same time pays such a loving tribute to it, truly is a special kind of film that comes only once in a lifetime. Continue reading →

La Dolce Vita – Review

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La Dolce Vita, or, “the sweet life,” is the kind of film that goes to remind a person like myself what is the life we wish to find at one point – the kind of lifestyle any normal being would desire. Federico Fellini’s wonderful film, his magnum opus for the matter, remains one of those films that always surprises me every time I come back, for there’s an overwhelming sense of awe and wonder left behind on every visit. It truly is Federico Fellini’s masterpiece, one can not simply get any better than La Dolce Vita. The only one that can come close to rivaling such beauty would be Fellini’s own , but even with that said, both are examples of creativity exploding at some of its very most especially amongst all of cinema. Continue reading →