I just love movies. That's all you need to know about me. And also, recommend me some of your favourites.
The Hourglass Sanatorium is an unbelievably imaginative, aesthetically pleasing, endlessly inventive and perfectly executed surrealist fantasy.
This is a uniquely quirky, touching, puzzling and layered movie where the characters' absence of empathy allowed them to execute this wierd, absurdist brand of humor with a jarring coldness.
It was endlessly frustrating yet completely entertaining and the perversity and the pleasure it generates, sustains, over the two steadily absorbing hours.
Laced throughout the film are nuanced production design elements and masterful dreamlike visuals executed in such a deliberate manner that the viewer will be completely drawn to the screen from the moment the movie starts.
Oh, no you didn't! There was barely any Ethan Hawke in the movie. 😡
The Truth was the first and only film Kore-Eda has made outside his native Japan. Movie follows everything from Kore-Eda's rulebook, yet it still felt like a half-baked drama that squanders away its wealth of talent.
The reason I believe Kore-Eda movies work so well (not this one) is because they are deeply rooted in the Japanese culture and follows the tradition of art house movies…