Victoria ★★


My most popular A.V. Club review ever! One idiotic aspect of the single-shot movie I neglected to mention: The longer the shot goes on, the more likely it is that the director is happily settling for mediocrity (in performance, composition, etc.), since nobody's gonna want to start all over again because of some minor flaws that occur over an hour into the take. A "good enough" mentality would inevitably kick in at some point and then get stronger with each passing minute. Precision is sacrificed, and for what? "Intensity"? I just don't see it.