This knew what it was completely and just offered up a fun time.
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Sappy & sentimental with a little bit of edge - how can I complain? Gonna just get my piss taking out the way: death by stairs was kinda funny, it makes no logical sense to burn down a house for the reason they do, Gilbert straight up smacks around a disabled kid and we still sympathise with him (hats off to the writer/s 😉) and, to answer the question the movie title asks, probably his mother!
Now the cheap pokes are…
Was a little torn whether to give this 3 and a half or 4 stars but felt a little bad to sell it short. Loved the themes of existentialism and finding meaning in the mundane and this had some of the best depth of field in the shots that I’ve ever seen - the scope of the cinematography was just so wonderfully wide (which I think relates back to the themes of essentially discovering the world through a potential fatal…
This was very methodical in the way it builds up the storyline and tension from the first scene onwards and it proves that Kubrick had fantastic control of his pacing here as it all feels very deliberate. The score also did a really good job of adding suspense when it was used because (like the pacing) it slowly builds into an atmospheric climax most of the times it’s used. Some of the things from the ‘party’ in the middle act…