AMA – a short film by Julie Gautier

“Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions.

I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it not too heavy, I plunged it into the water.

I dedicate this film to all the women of the world.”


…practical and digital and language…

“I studied the classical effects from classical films. I don’t know only the new techniques, I know the old techniques. When you were talking about compositing an image, the language is still the same – matte lines, roto, matte paintings. You’re using the same language as before. Grain, haze, atmospheric dispersion, specularity – the language is the same.”


Guillermo Del Toro

2017 Review: Film

These are the films I remember watching/rewatching in 2017.

Highly Recommended

The Shape of Water (2017)

Mirror (1975)


King Kong (1933)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Logan (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Spider-man: Homecoming (2017)

Hidden Figures (2016)

Moonlight (2016)

La La Land (2016)

Singing in the Rain (1952)

Legion season 1 (2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (2017)

Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Dark River (2017)

Inside Out (2015)

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Putney Swope (1969)

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

Jessica Jones Season 1 (2015)

Little Women (2017)

Also Seen

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Titanic (1956)

Man of Steel (2013)

Wonder Woman (2017)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Finest Hour (2016)

Dunkirk (2017)

Iron Fist season 1 (2017)

Batman Begins (2005)

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Taboo season 1 (2017)

Not Recommended

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

See also what I read and listened to in 2017.