Anderson needs to stop it with these 30+ person ensembles and get back to something more intimate like Darjeeling or Life Aquatic.
I don’t know what to rate it honestly. It`s a messy movie, but it`s also the biggest cinema experience of the year. The war scenes are truly amazing, and Phoenix is… fascinating, although it feels like some Joker got mixed in with his Napoleon. Focusing on Napoleons relationship with Josephine is a confusing choice, but also Vanessa Kirby kills it. Is it a war epic or is it a satire? Hell if I know, but I enjoyed my time with it.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I know, I was expecting a five-star-review, too. The truth is, I don't think The Graduate is that phenomenal. I mean, on the technical side of things, it is. There are some amazing montages and shot compositions in here. The way one scene flows to the next, skipping over the money shots ala sex scenes in favor of a scene of Hoffman floating in a pool, or just a close up of a face for a whole minute - and…
This is one of my favorite films, and I loved falling back in love with it.
Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke have the most genuine chemistry I've ever seen on screen. The way they quckly glance at each other as well as look away from each other is just real. The way they talk is incredibly fluent and natural, even if I could see some people feeling it's a bit too intellectual in a sense, I think they pull it…