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(859) 7.8 81 min 2019

Fantastic Fungi is a movie starring Brie Larson, Andrew Weil, and Giuliana Furci. Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and...

Starring
Giuliana Furci, Andrew Weil, Brie Larson, Paul Stamets
Genres
Documentary
Director
Louie Schwartzberg

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Louie Schwartzberg
Writer Mark Monroe
Stars Giuliana Furci, Andrew Weil, Brie Larson, Paul Stamets
Country USA
Runtime 1H 21M
Description June 12, 2019 From the Maui Film Festival's Celestial Cinema. Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi is a revelatory time-lapse journey, from 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award honoree and director Louie Schwartzberg, about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Better yet, you'll see it through the eyes of mycologists, like renowned Paul Stamets exing about the unlimited potential of fungi in the fields of food, medicine, expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Top reviews

Sunday, 18 Oct 2020 00:15

This is a movie that is "epic in scale." Despite the obvious comparison to "Dark Star," it is a far better film. To begin with, the set design is absolutely breathtaking. The lighting and settings are a beautiful showcase for visual fantasy. The production design is nothing short of amazing. Special effects are amazing as well. As far as the acting goes, some of it is fantastic. Morgan Freeman, David Bowie, and Mick Jagger all put in great performances. They can all be truly recognized as the stars they are. Yet, the movie suffers from some minor issues. The last section of the movie is somewhat rushed. I'm not sure if it was a technical issue, or the actors could not fully relax while on camera. Also, I think the final battle scene was over acted and over filmed. As a result, I don't think I will be surprised to see the movie fall to "Titanic" or "Lord of the Rings" in the box office. The real downfall of the movie is the length of the film. It was too long for the movie to carry it's own weight. "Dark Star" had a more interesting plot. It is possible that many of the movie's flaws stem from the overall bad script. "Fantastic Fungi" did have a plot, but it was so poorly executed that I don't believe it will get as much praise as "Dark Star." Perhaps that is the way movies are. I do not recommend this movie to those who are looking for a truly epic film. It is not the sort of movie that should have been made. Instead, I would recommend it to those who are looking for a good look at "Fantastic Fungi." I really enjoyed the movie, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Friday, 24 Jul 2020 16:00

Wes Anderson films are often talked about as the personal "zombie" of the director. They are almost always talked about in the same context of what "creates" an illusion, or how a certain character or scene is just "wrong" for the film. This is because, in the same way that you might describe a creature movie as "wrong" for a film where animals are in action, Wes Anderson's films are wrong for a film that uses animals as props. But, this film is actually funny and entertaining. Although it is one of the first movies I ever heard of Anderson's name, I've always enjoyed his work. This film is something of a statement about Wes Anderson's own life. Anderson does not speak in the traditional way, talking about his own experiences and relationships, but about how he thinks and feels. He doesn't have a single, natural voice. But he does, for the most part, portray himself with a lot of awkwardness and confusion, with a self-consciousness that is both hilarious and a little creepy. At times, his writing may seem like it is an attempt to tell his own stories, but he goes for a subtle style that you can almost see from a distance. And what the heck is with the name? He is obviously supposed to be a "creepy" filmmaker, and it all works. The film is a little like a musical, as it involves a lot of musical numbers, and some very strange music. The strangeness is there, and it is used to heighten the surreal effect of the film, as well as to create an atmosphere that is constantly changing and threatening. The main character of this film, Sebastian, is a man in his mid-twenties who is depressed about his life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, but he has trouble with the fact that she is going to be a mother. He has a job that he hates and the wife is on the verge of divorce. He is living with his mother-in-law, who has a painful illness and keeps their marriage a secret. In fact, he keeps his mother-in-law, whom he calls "Mom", alive through a lot of drugs and injections, and she keeps this secret from his father. Sebastian is a pretty normal, and at times, almost charming, man. However, when he is upset, he can be so dramatic. He is constantly acting as if he has done something wrong, as if he is being punished. He makes up stories to help him understand the impact of his mood swings, and to explain why he feels so bad. His girlfriend, on the other hand, is an articulate woman. She is funny, and has a lot of fun with her boyfriend, and is not at all judgmental. She is used to reacting to Sebastian's mood swings and to his "invalidating" behavior. She is really kind, and has a lot of good things in her life. Sebastian is also a master of his art. His "amazing" drawings and photographs are great, but they seem not to have been done in a professional manner. He has a way of capturing the surreal and the surrealistic, and using it to his advantage. He does not do this to make a statement, but to demonstrate his talent. He does this in every scene he is in. He is a real artist and uses it to his advantage. His "art" has a lot of randomness to it, and it all works in his favor. But, if I were to nitpick, I would say that some of the "art" was sort of cliche. Some of the way that he presents the world is a little too familiar. It reminds me of a lot of the artworks that are shown in films. And the way that he uses his music in the film was a little, a little annoying. He seems to have a lot of fun with his music and his performances, but I don't really think it adds much to the film. Some of his music is just terrible, and he uses it very little. One of the highlights of the film was the way that the song, "You're the Best Thing About Me" came into the film. It is not just a great song. It is also really strange. A lot of the film is actually just a dream that Sebastian is having. It is like a dream, but with a story. It is a really cool dream, and it is both a nice and cool dream that was great. It is great that the film did not try to make a big statement on racism or something like that
Sunday, 12 Jul 2020 12:02

Fantastic Fungi is a strange film. It's not a documentary, but a loose narrative that is fascinating in its own right. And you will be watching it with a weird, surreal and surrealist sort of attitude. The film is a capsule of some of the greatest artists and philosophers of the last 50 years, including such luminaries as Michelangelo, Hans Holbein, and the late, great Michel Nanni (who has an inimitable voice, voice that is very good for the role of "Freud"). The footage is mainly from interviews, and if the film did not use a lot of voices, it would seem to be almost entirely composed of interviews. However, the interviews are interesting and could almost be considered as a one-man show. It is also interesting to see some of the artists' reactions to what they had just heard, as well as the artworks and artifacts that they have been asked to comment on. Some of the reactions are interesting, as well as funny, but for the most part, the movie is just that. The documentary feel of the film really makes it a very strange, surreal and surrealist experience. The interviewers are charming and well-done. The viewer will find it very hard to make any sense of it, which is to be expected, as the film is very weird and surrealist. That is part of its charm. You will be caught up in the strangeness, and will feel lost and lost inside. But then, there is something else going on. The strange, surrealist (or surrealist, if you will) atmosphere of the film is a real treat. It will keep you going and keep you guessing. It is always unpredictable and always different. The strangeness of the interviewers and their art and ideas is not just subjective, but objective. It seems as if they know exactly what they are saying and it feels very intelligent. You will be surprised and intrigued. It is not often you get that kind of reaction to art, or art-related films. I would say that Fantastic Fungi is a strange film, but it is also one of the most enjoyable and exciting films of the year.
Friday, 01 May 2020 15:20

From a scientist who is an evolutionary biologist, to a budding environmentalist, Dr. Will Sarno gives us a look at the intimate details of the lives of some of the world's most fascinating organisms. Dr. Sarno, in his own words, gives us an insider's view of these creatures living, breathing, and thriving. The film is worth a look if you are a fan of science, nature, or even just an animal lover. The footage is so beautiful and informative that it may give you a better understanding of the creatures that make up the world. Some of the highlights of the film include a short interview with T. Rex, a giant tortoise that has lived on the Pacific floor for 150 million years; a video with a snails that is the size of a small car; a tiger shark named Ophiocordurfer that weighs about the same as a paper airplane; a whale that can dive 2,500 feet under water and an awesome video of a beaver that is six feet tall and weighs about thirty pounds. Most of the footage is shown in wonderful 3D but there is also some footage that is in two or three-dimensionality that adds to the film. Also worth mentioning is the fact that Dr. Sarno gives a brief description of the "Endangered Species Act". The film contains information on the different species and their habitats and even a brief description of a species that is not named in the film, called the barnacle. A special mention to the filmmakers who did a great job of not turning the film into a tourist film and gave us a true-to-life perspective of some of the creatures of the natural world. At the end of the film there is a discussion that Dr. Sarno has with two of the scientists who are featured in the film, one being a biologist and one being a scientist. The two discuss how they feel about the film and the situations they faced when filming it. The filmmakers also give advice for future filmmakers about how to conduct interviews with the animals. Overall, this is a must-see for anyone who is interested in the wonders of the natural world and the lives of these creatures. If you do not have a passion for nature, you might not want to see this film. If you do have a passion for nature, you might even want to see this film.


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