A filmmaker's inquiry into transcendence becomes a three-hour trip across countries and cultures, interconnecting people, places and times. From Toronto, the scene of his childhood, Peter ...
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Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed, 'The Wolfpack,'... See full summary »
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Claus Hansen Petz,
Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her ... See full summary »
A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.
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Paul Thomas Anderson
Philip Baker Hall,
A filmmaker's inquiry into transcendence becomes a three-hour trip across countries and cultures, interconnecting people, places and times. From Toronto, the scene of his childhood, Peter Mettler sets out on a journey that includes evangelism at the airport strip, demolition in Las Vegas, tracings in the Nevada desert, chemistry and street life in Switzerland, and the coexistence of technology and divinity in contemporary India. Everywhere along the way, the same themes are to be found: thrill-seeking, luck, destiny, belief, expanding perception, the craving for security in an uncertain world. Fact joins with fantasy; the search for meaning and the search for ecstasy begin to merge. Written by
This one film received a lot of "pretentious" sarcasm by a lot of commentators. However, I do not really think that director Peter Mettler has been pretentious at all in this realization. What I think is that he missed the point about which is the best path where to search for in order to try to find answers for the excellent questions the film makes... because those answers CAN be found, but never with the mind, and never with the aid of science (at least in the stage in which science is at present) Amongst many of the best detractors of this film, you'll probably find people who aren't even aware of the fact that they will die some day... Still, Gambling, Gods and Lsd is longer than necessary and boring at times, but has the gift of getting better as it develops. This is not a film to be watched all of a sudden. This is a film to be watched a bit every day. Some takes with animals are extraordinary. 5/10
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