The Green Knight

The Green Knight ★★★

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a long, beautiful camera spectacle of medieval fantasy, that starts slow, continues slower, but ends in emotional gravitas. minute to minute it’s pretty boring - nothing like lowery’s work in a ghost story, which this could’ve done with a helpful serving of. as a whole though, it’s a complete and spellbinding work on legacy, honour, and the inevitable pointlessness of it all. wish this divulged further into melancholy, make it more blatantly a work about riding to your death and whether suicide is really worth it. only that ending structural curve hints towards it, and that’s why it’s the one genuinely transcendental moment here. disappointing, yes, but a disappointment that will build on me.

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