Former Arsenal team-mates lead tributes to Jose Antonio Reyes after tragic death in car crash

first_img Read More Read More Read More Full Screen Former Arsenal star Sol Campbell wrote: ‘Devastated by the news of my old team mate Jose Antonio Reyes at Arsenal. What a player. My condolence goes out to his family and friends ! Rest in Peace. Big lost.’The club’s official Twitter account put out a statement, reading: ‘Everyone at Arsenal is devastated by the shocking news that our former player Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision in Spain.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Jose Antonio Reyes: 1983-2019. Rest in peace, Jose’ Read More Phil HaighSaturday 1 Jun 2019 1:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link78Shares Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More About Connatix V67539 Top articles Another Gunners hero, Ray Parlour, added: ‘So Sad. team mate of mine and great talent RIP Jose.’ PLAY SPONSORED Coming Next 1/1 AdvertisementAdvertisementCesc Fabregas posted an emotional tribute on Instagram: ‘My first great friend in the world of professional football, my roommate, who always wanted to sleep with the air conditioning even at -10 degrees.‘A humble guy who always had a smile on his face, great footballer and great person. I could not wake up today in a worse way.I will never forget when you and your family welcomed me at your home in my first Christmas in England when I was alone and was 16 years old. I will never forget our tennis football matches in the gym before and after workouts.‘Our connection in the field was also special, since it was always easy to find yourself between the lines so that you could later mark the differences. I always say that you have been one of the greatest talents in our football and I know that I am not wrong. 2 days ago I was talking about you in an interview, it might be a sign, who knows, to remember you, my great friend.‘I will never forget you, we will never forget you. Always in our hearts. Rest in peace Jose Antonio Reyes. Love you very much.’Arsene Wenger, who managed Reyes at Arsenal, wrote: ‘I am devastated to hear the terrible news about Jose. To his family and friends, all support from everyone in the Arsenal family. He will remain forever in our hearts.’Freddie Ljunberg, who also played with Reyes in north London tweeted: ‘Numbed by the news about my former team-mate, Jose Antonio Reyes. Gone far too soon, my thoughts are with his family and friends.’ 1 min. story Former Arsenal team-mates lead tributes to Jose Antonio Reyes after tragic death in car crash Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Jose Antonio Reyes starred for Arsenal from 2004-07 (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Friends, team-mates and fans have written tributes to Jose Antonio Reyes after the news of his tragic death in a car crash at just 35-years-old.The former Arsenal, Sevilla and Real Madrid striker was killed in a crash in Spain on Saturday morning with the football world hit badly by the horribly sad news.The Spaniard was most recently playing for Extremadura in the Spanish second flight, after spells at Espanyol, Cordoba and in China with Xinjiang Tianshen Leopard.Reyes is best known in the UK for his time at Arsenal from 2004-07, during which he won the Premier League, FA Cup and a runners-up medal in the Champions League.ADVERTISEMENT Video Settings Comment by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE / Advertisement Advertisement Skip Abou Diaby offered his condolences to the Reyes family: ‘Very sad to hear the news about José Antonio Reyes. An amazing player and a wonderful team mates. My thoughts are with all his family and friends. Rest in peace.’ Reyes was just 35-years-old at the time of his death (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry tweeted: ‘I’m devastated to hear the sad news about José Antonio Reyes. Wonderful player, superb team mate and exceptional human being. I wish his family and friends continued strength and courage to get through this difficult time. #takenfartoosoon’ Arsenal fan Piers Morgan offered his sentiment: ‘Desperately sad & shocking news… José Antonio Reyes, whose crucial late season goals helped Arsenal become the ‘Invincibles’ in 2004, has been killed in a car crash aged just 35. RIP.‘The Invincibles, one of the greatest teams in football history, with José Antonio Reyes among them. This is such a sad day for José’s family, his former teammates & all Arsenal fans.’ MORE: Former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes dies in tragic car crashMORE: Arsenal have contacted Thomas Meunier over summer transfer but Man Utd remain keen on the full-back Arsenal veteran, Robert Pires, wrote: ‘Devastated to hear the very sad news about my dear friend Jose Antonio Reyes. Rest In Peace.’ Skip Adlast_img read more

REVIEW: ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ is simultaneously overwhelming and intensely fascinating

first_imgFor the most part, the film possesses a delicate balance between organic human interaction and uncanny moments of absurdity until the balance tips in the third act, and the film indulges in the whimsicality of its premise.The opening monologue stream of consciousness eventually embraces and overpowers the film. Curiously, the film repeatedly cuts away from its contained premise to the life of a high school janitor (Guy Boyd). The janitor rarely has lines of dialogue, yet the entire film seems to revolve around him, gradually peering deeper into his psyche.  In a way, the film’s core presents a continual conflict between the independence of the characters within the fantasy and the man who constructed it. Jake, a surrogate for the janitor, is described as controlling, whereas Lucy’s unrelenting flurry of thoughts seems uncontrollable. Similarly, the janitor wishes to construct an ideal love story within his head, but Lucy overpowers his thoughts, spiraling them out of control and into an unwanted traumatic past. This conflict is what seems to perpetually color the tense atmosphere of the film. The cinematography, by Lukasz Zal and editing by Robert Frazen intricately translate the janitor’s sprawling mind. On one hand, the constraining aspect ratio and stillness of most shots encapsulate the stagnance of the janitor’s point of view. The camera movement usually consists of slow mechanical sideways panning, with rare zooms. Instead, jarring cuts are used to interrupt this stagnance to shift the point of view, encapsulating the mental process of indulgently thinking about something but suddenly shifting one’s thoughts to an entirely distinct idea. Moreover, the uniformity of this visual style effectively sets up the third act’s indulgence in the fantastical through an unexpected departure from it.   With somber shots of the janitor dragging his feet through empty yet claustrophobic school corridors, the film gives the viewer a sense of the “landscape” that the janitor lives within. Thus, it feels rather fitting for the entire film to be presented in an unconventional 4:3 aspect ratio, with the thick vertical black bars framing the film, mirroring the lockers and walls that frame a hallway. Much like Lucy’s paintings, the film is like a manifestation of the janitor’s emotional reality.  For instance, when Jake and Lucy are driving home, a casual conversation about being under the influence of alcohol reminds them of the aforementioned “A Woman Under the Influence.” Yet the discussion quickly spirals into Lucy narrating a verbose college paper she had written on it, which could feel somewhat jarring. While some viewers might identify these indulgent allusions as a product of pretension, they work to remind the viewer of the impressionistic reality that these characters live within as one being crafted by the janitor’s various engagements with media. A scene early on in the film where Lucy describes her paintings to Jake’s parents at a dinner table conversation functions as a microcosm for the film. Lucy says her paintings aren’t “abstract art,’’ but they are landscapes imbued with a quality of “interiority,” which she describes as an expression of what she is feeling at the time instead of what is physically present in the landscape. Her paintings express an emotional reality that the film also seems to embody.  Writer and director Charlie Kaufman, with his previous films like “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Being John Malkovich,” possesses both a keen understanding of the mind and the ability to smoothly translate this understanding into film. In some ways expanding on those previous films, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” paints a deliberately garbled and distorted, yet oddly captivating, portrait of the mind.center_img The screenplay is littered with literary and cinematic allusions to works such as the film “A Woman Under the Influence” directed by John Cassavetes or the book “Ice” written by Anna Kavan and authors such as William Wordsworth, David Foster Wallace and Oscar Wilde. Although there is a sense of verisimilitude to the rambling and tangential nature of the conversations that naturally lead to someone mentioning one of these works, the intensely detailed analysis of these works of art seem to break this illusion of authenticity and enter the realm of unrestrained thought. Photo from IMDb “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” thrusts the viewer into Lucy’s (Jessie Buckley) rambling poetic monologue that pessimistically describes her desire to end a relationship with a man named Jake (Jesse Plemons) as she goes on a road trip with him to his family’s farm.  Near the beginning of the film, which is based on Iain Reid’s novel, the protagonist Lucy recites a poem while staring out a car’s frosted window into a thick snowstorm. Suddenly, she turns and stares straight into the camera, continuing the poem with a smirk, “Everything you see now, all of it bone.” The musical and theatrical climax and ending of the film seem to indulge in fantasy, seemingly resolving this conflict; however, the credits are presented with a peculiar lack of music. Instead, they are backed by unsettling ambient sounds of birds chirping, and they end in the revving of a car engine, restarting the road trip, demonstrating a paradoxical refusal to end things.last_img read more