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This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Saint Maud is a contemporary presentation of one of those tales you find in a that particularly grim corner of medieval saints lives literature. There's a discomfort inherent when you come across stories that - approached thru the prism of 21st century psychology and an entirely different understanding of the avenues of care available - turned pain - and the uncanny, uncomfortable cross-over of physical and spiritual torment - into a virtue. So Saint Maud is a medieval saints life…
Viewing #4 of my favourite film of the year so far down, this time in IMAX. It makes a difference on the motorball stuff, those sequences are even better here, with that aspect ratio shift.
I'll keep it short this time but one thing I really like about Alita's script - which seems to be the main target of criticism - is that it has the confidence not to undercut itself with, like, endless quips. It feels expansive and sincere…
Finally had to get around to watching this, really I owed it to 16 year-old me to catch all the video nasties I read about way back then.
This was the director's re-edit from a few years back - not sure what all the changes are but it does look like the animal violence has been trimmed back.
Probably the first thing to note - genuinely surprised at how stylish and well-made this is. It actually looks... good? The music…