I make youtube videos and for some reason a podcast about kevin smith. Big fan of "movies"
this movie taps into the same throwback stylistic choices as more critically lauded neo-noires, but with the cheap sleaze of a blumhouse movie. as if it were designed to fill time slots on late night tv channels. theres a low-fi charm, and a feeling of joy behind the camera. its like every scene was composed by daydreaming to cool music. id watch a sequel, for sure.
A stunning, bold, epic, immersive, detailed depiction of a story, setting and characters that i just didnt care about.
it was interesting from an auteur lens to see robert eggers style applied to whats basically a standard hollywood epic. however, eggers success in broadening his style comes at the cost of depth and experimentation. unfortunately, it was too big of a trade off to work for me.