I really enjoyed Bande à part and how it's a heist film about everything except the heist. Its most memorable scenes are the characters being their most playful (e.g. the dance, the record-breaking Louvre visit). Still, I can't help but feel that there's something missing here. Compared to some of his other filmography that I've devoured this past week, Bande à part felt like Godard the most watered-down. I even looked at some reviews on the internet who claimed this…
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Wow, uh. While The Killing of a Sacred Deer is definitely weaker than The Favourite and The Lobster, it's still Yorgos, whose direction is still as impeccable as ever. Where The Killing of a Sacred Deer excels visually and tonally, it falls short narratively. The most difficult aspect in writing a psychological thriller is maintaining stakes and justifying that the characters' predicaments are completely unpreventable, which is why so many horror films resort to the supernatural or sci-fi tropes (i.e.…
How do I even rate John Waters' films? This man has such a unique and awesome vision that is completely met in Pink Flamingos just as well as Female Trouble. Any flaws would only arise from comparing it to the mainstream, normie film it aspires to deviate from. Everything about this was absolutely disgusting and I loved it.
There are definitely aspects of this film that I really appreciated. Some of the writing was a little off and I found that the characters weren't as consistent as I would like them to be. However, it captured aspects of apocalypse that are very rarely seen by focusing solely on these two sisters rather than being an epic focusing on the downfall of society as a whole.