This is great. Full of tension with a sort of po faced over seriousness. Lovely editing and angles. The city looks dour and wonderful.
Haven't a clue what's going on but it's very important and complicated. The working day in nice black and whites. Stylish and urgent. Other reviews here have pointed out that
it also, in many ways, anticipates real events in Argentina which I missed of course. Nice film.
I'm a sucker for high school movies anyway. I think some of the little mini sketches of the films with the dead pan and sort of totalising narrative wasn't for me.
Where the film succeeds much better is where it totally free styles.. Repeating the same corridor walk, bedroom scene, gun loading, locker checking etc etc.. Also sneaky peaks from the likes of American History X, Donie Darko etc.. The music from Summer Camp really adds to some pretty deft editing. Some really unusual choices (Bubble Boy!) and juxtapositions. No one really ever entirely gets out of school and that needs recording. I've seen this film catogarised as 'shallow and uninteresting' but sometimes your depths are, first encountered mucking about in paddling pools. An interesting premise which sort of delivers..
Bizarre and almost stilted as a horror. No cliche about 'man hating lesbians' is left unturned.. Yet there's a weird dialectic between two 'preditors' which kinda holds your interest. The bizzare slow motion black water scene is amazing...as is the pulsing modular synth score
Not a film I'd have picked out myself.. In fact I was more or less coaxed into watching. Initially not watching.. But it gets better and better in not being the movie you think it is.. Enjoyable dark effort.
This is very well put together and enjoyable. I certainly get the notions in other reviews that it's an allogary for the cruel impersonal forces of Brazilian and, indeed, any society v quotidian friendship and neighbourliness..
Could it also be a sort of remake of 7 samurai / magnificent 7 with a little more female input. Also loved the use of sky.. Big skies. Great film.
Superior high grade escapism
I didn't like the new bike design.. Should have stuck with the old Ezquerra choppers from the comic.. But otherwise well cast and put together.. Karl Urban did the trick nicely
You could argue the subject and times were almost an open goal but this is exceptionally well done. It doesn't back off his dementia or the faults and failings of both Jack and the team but also captures the time.
Great editing and stringing together of a huge variety of source material.
One of the weirdest things is where they combine the Romania penalty shoot out with Lankum's version, of 'the wild rover' .. Much like David O'Leary taking the peno.. Shouldn't work.. But does!
As zombie flicks go this is slow to get going but actually turns into a pretty decent film if you give it time. The zombies are well done with loads of jerky body motion and pretty athletic and relatively intelligent retaining bits of their human behaviour almost at a reflexively. Very watchable.
I'm not sure why precisely everyone is so aghast about that last episode (or why they see the first one as somehow so ahead of the rest) . Bram Stoker wrote a book and now someone has a bit of fun riffing off it. Doesn't take itself too seriously. I absolutely loved Dolly Wells in it and Mr. Bang's does a good comedy Nietzschian aristo as it goes on..
The discourse between them drives it along nicely..
The deconstruction of the original, especially that last episode, which seems to have caused much apoplexy among the other's of the review crew here, actually worked really well for me.
This stuff is so inherently po faced it almost writes itself. Great fun, great performances throughout.. Don't tell me the producers/ casting directors of Schitts Creek didn't take a glance at Mitch and Mickey and sense a comedy power duo right there..
One of the strangest, most off kilter, darkly comic things ever to grace a screen. Occasional twin peaks references, occasional woodland god references. More bizarre deaths than Mid Sommer. Terribly satisfying TV.
Seems ridiculous but if you like to go by American series I'd have to say to think:
Slow burner with a lot left unexplained.. Descent into alcoholism, madness or some weird variation of gnosticism (maybe a little unfair on gnostic) good performance from himself and variable from the rest (sorry can't stick Dakota Johnson personally)
Builds to a bizarre ending.
Sort of a strange mixture of horror and indy naturalism.
I like it..