I am big. It’s the pictures that got small
Might be one of my favourite film endings of all time......
I’m having a difficulty rating this because the first 45 minutes are somewhat uninteresting, the film drags with no clear narrative direction. But everything after that left me in awe, I wouldn’t be over exaggerating to call it a masterpiece. The brilliant score, gorgeous cinematography centred around the colour red and obviously standout performances from Irene Jacob and Jean Louis Trintignant. Superb example of French arthouse with subtle backdrop of fate and destiny. Can see myself rewatching this very soon and increasing the rating.
Poetry in motion. Antonioni really did make some absolutely stunning and thought provoking films. I’ve been neglecting that man’s filmography since watching La Notte last year, will be correcting that mistake in the near future.
Monica Vitti is done out here if film Twitter ever get a whiff of *THAT* scene, extreme even for 1962 standards.
A cautionary tale about lies and half-truths, I don’t know why it took me this long to return to Farhadi’s work. A suspenseful mystery and human drama (slightly reminiscent of L’Avventura) with an insightful script that brilliantly brings the fracturing state of each relationship to the surface. A depiction of emotions anyone can relate to, the tonal shift that occurs halfway through genuinely floored me; from that point I realised I was in for something truly special. Farhadi cemented himself as a…
I’m pretty sure I saw the face of god during that final duel, so good man. Nicole Kidman achieves so much with very little, my favourite performance which added so much moral complexity to a story that otherwise would have been far from it. That sound design had my ass levitating, incredible what an auteur can accomplish when given a sizeable budget.
A mixed bag, not sure what the critics are smoking. The first half was so good and then it becomes this cliched predictable pile of mediocrity. Also didn’t like what they done with John Cena’s character in that last act, I knew it was coming and I hated it. Harley Quinn bottom tier character, painfully unfunny.