"I was thinking how nothing lasts, and what a shame that is."
Men is a simple film on paper, and the final product isn't so simple. A story about grief and loss, tied up with toxic masculinity. That is a lot to take on, and leaves a lot of room for Alex Garland to explore those themes. Unfortunately Garland doesn't have much to say, other than men are bad.
Don't let the psychological horror fool you, or the multiple faces of Rory Kinnear, because it's all a razzle without the dazzle. There…
I won't try and structure this as a review, I guess this is more of a rambling off the cuff sort of deal.
So here it goes, and if it makes no sense, well I blame the show.
Alex Garland was on the cusp, for me, of being a capital D dude. As in, I would always show up like a loyal subject, always and forever a fanboy. His previous work, whether as a writer or director, even both, has…
I remember during the press tour of Good Time, how the Safdie Brothers couldn't stop talking about the movie they really wanted to make. Here you are with the biggest film of their career, getting a ton of interest, love, support and goodwill from everyone, and they were like "Thanks, but this jewel movie though". Honestly, I don't think I've ever seen something like that before, which only made me more interested in it. Which was hard to do because,…