Well another mothers day has come and gone and with yet another Hallmark holiday meant to make you respect your parents raping up I think that it would be most appropriate to review a movie I just saw abut a girl whose parents are both dead.
This Polish film centering on a young girl is a period piece that takes you back to the 1960's.
Several years after world war 2 has ended Ida a now christian nun finds out that her parents were murdered during the war. Not having any knowledge of what became of her parents, she goes on an adventure with her aunt to uncover the truth behind her past life and even questions her own worth fullness.
When I first saw the trailer my biggest concern was that the movie would rely on its black and white color pallet as a positive without giving it any reason to be in black and white. I can honestly say though that if this movie were in color then it would have lost some of its charm.
Being in black and white allows for certain scenes to receive more attention than others. Like for instance when the main character stands outside of a friends house she looks down on it and the atmosphere combined with the lack of color makes it more interesting. Another instance was when I could tell that the backgrounds were painted in as the clouds weren't moving. Some might complain about this, but I think that it does an excellent job of giving the film that certain vibe of making it feel like it was make in the 1960's when movies were just starting to transition to color, and backgrounds were commonly painted in.
The music is also fantastic, there are few scenes in the film when bands are playing instruments, but when they do it adds a sense of liveliness to a film that is mostly about discovery and loss.
Ida is an excellent film on all fronts, it may not be something that I can watch repeatedly,
but if you ever feel down, and you want to feel thankful for what you do have in life then Ida reminds you that there is always something worth fighting for.
About Spazzh20 One of us since 6:47 PM on 12.19.2013
GETTING TO KNOW ME
I am an avid fan of art, literature, and history. I live in New Jersey, and am currently a student at Seton hall. I have always been a fan of Anime since I was six and i was first introduced to Dragon Ball Z. I have always wanted to start a blog, but was afraid that I would never be able to update it as often as i wanted to. With Christmas almost hear my New Years resolution is to update my blog here at least once a week. Any way here are some basic things you should know about me
Likes: Movies , art , Fan fiction, Literature. TV Dramas, Cartoons, and Games.
My Favorite cartoons (American) The Simpsons, Batman the animated series, Batman Beyond , Justice League ,Transformers Armada, Sonic Sat AM. Ed, Edd, And Eddy. Dexter s Lab, Power Puff Girls, Megus XLR, basically anything from Cartoonetwork 1998-2004. Hey Arnold, Rug rats, Cat Dog. Rocket power, Southpark, Family Guy, Cubix Robots for everyone, Jakie Chan Adventures
My Favorite cartoons (Japanese Anime) Tooonami ,Sailor Moon, Gundam Wing, Evangelion, Dragon Ball Z, Elfen Lied, Clannad, Mezzo DSA, Nightwalker the midnight detective, Fist Of The North Star, Berserk, Pokemon (First 3 seasons) Digimon (First two Seasons) Ruroni Kenshin Episodes 1-65 (Everything after that was just filler) Yu Yu Hakusho, Yugioh, Sonic x (Japanese Dub Only) Naruto ( Not Shipudden it completely destroyed everything that the first series established).
Favorite books. Star wars, Lord of the flies, The New Police Man, Maze Runner ( Soon to be a feature Film) Goosebumps (Series) Ender's game.
Favorite Films (Not Animated): Star wars, Terminator 2, Dead Poet Society, Jurassic park, The Goonies, Back to the future 1, and 2, Indiana Jones trilogy, Good Will Hunting, The Wolverine, 300, Skyfall, Casino Royal, Goldeneye, A veiw to a kill, Tomorrow never dies, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, The world is not enough. Die Hard 1-4
Favorite animated Films: Akira, Children who Chase lost voices from deep below, End of Evangelion, Buddha The Great Departure, The Evangelion Rebuilds (Not 3.0 that movie sucked) Berserk the golden age ark films. Toy story trilogy, How to train your dragon, transformers (1986) The Hunchback of Notrodome, Disney's Aladdin.
Favorite manga: Detective Conan/Case closed, Evangelion, Evangelion Shinji Ikari Raising Project, Berserk, Ruroni Kenshin, Fist of the north star, Dragon ball Z, Change Guy, Change 123, Elfen Lied, Akira, and Yugioh.
Favorite Shows: Breaking Bad, Law and Order svu, The Twilight zone, New Amsterdam, The new outer limits, 24, The angry video game nerd Web series.
Favorite games: Sonic 3 And knuckles, Sonic adventure, Bioshock infinite, Rayman 2 the great escape, Super Mario 64, Mario galaxy 1 and 2, Mario kart 64, Metal gear solid series, Golden sun 1, and 2, Skies of Arcadia, Dark souls, Resident evil 4, uncharted 2, The last of us, Max Payne 1, 2, and 3 , Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, GTA 4. Call Of Duty 4, Zelda Majora's, mask, Super Smash Brothers (Series) Metroid prime 3, Super Metroid, Mega Man 2, Ecco The dolphin, Soul Calibur, Tech Romancer, God of war Series, Castlevania (The good ones) Killzone 3, Halo 2, Amnesia the dark decent, Age of Empire2, gone home, FTL, X-com enemy unknown. Singularity, Star wars Jedi Knight 3 Jedi Academy,
Well that's the basic just of me, I do hope to write journal entries more often. Also I currently have written most of my articles on my gamespot account, this includes my game reviews. www.gamespot.com/profile
and my Youtube account is. http://www.youtube.com/user/sonicshuffler Hope that helps