The Jungle Book - Mowgli and Bagheera review 

THE JUNGLE BOOK – Welcome to the Jungle, We’ve Got Fun and Games

The Jungle Book: Jon Favreau’s 2016 “live action” remake of Walt Disney’s 1967 animated adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 collection of short stories. Jon Favreau is a famously analogue director. His 2005 Zathura largely eschewed digital effects for practical props, and when he directed Iron Man in 2008 he refused to film the hero’s digital double in a way that couldn’t have been captured with practical aerial photography. But with the exception of its star, (12-years-old and charmingly rough around the edges) Neel Sethi, as Mowgli, Favreau’s Jungle Book is an entirely digital fabrication. Despite the fact that it apes a live action look, in actuality it is nearly as pure an animated feature as Disney’s original adaptation.

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Seven+Psychopaths+around+a+campfire+in+the+desert review 

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS – Auteur Theories

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS joins the club (with Charlie Kaufman’s ADAPTATION) of excellent films which are essentially about the making of themselves. Since the trailer doesn’t make it terribly clear, the film is about a screenplay writer (Colin Farrell) trying to make sense of the nature of violence in films today, with a psychopathic angel and demon (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell respectively) each trying to influence how the film should progress. The actors are all expertly used, and the film is hilarious, thoughtful, and appropriately disturbing. It’s also edited together fantastically…

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