🍂 Lover of everything from arthouse to genre-fare ~ I don't take the rating system seriously 🍂
How do you rate something like this? It's technically lavish, and Dominik's appreciation for the cinematic arts shines through in every shot, movement, and transition; with Ana de Armas giving a hell of a leading performance to top it off.
Alas, as so many have noted, Blonde is conceptually insolvent. At times it truly feels as though we're reaching for a deeper truth about Monroe, but those passages are capped with often sickeningly sadistic and unnecessarily exploitative (and long) scenes…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
My local theater recently started playing classics during the pandemic with required masks and social distancing. Until this past weekend they hadn't played anything I was dying to see on the big screen, but I simply couldn't pass up a chance to see Jaws. (The irony of going out in spite of the recommendations of experts to see JAWS is not lost on me, but hey! I wore my mask and there were only like three people there).