An Arthurian acid-trip detailing the ambiguity of what it means to be a hero; The Green Knight is a gorgeously obscure tale. Relying heavily on atmosphere over pacing, the film presents a unique take on a classic story. I always find myself really intrigued by Barry Keoghan’s bizarre presence. I found the vagueness of Gawain’s character really interesting, as well. Is he a hero or a coward? Does he truly seek honor? Nothing is what it seems in this fascinating visual production. Best film I’ve seen in 2021 so far.
God, I can’t imagine going in blind and seeing this in the theatre back in 1999. A game changer in so many ways. Everything about it just feels so authentic. The interviews, the camerawork à la the shitty camcorder. Just perfect. It’s so revolutionary in the way it plays on the audience’s fears. Just loses you in those woods—dreading every moment of nightfall. It forces your imagination to do it’s worst. My wife is away for the weekend, so naturally I watched this alone in the dark. Only way to do it.
A microcosm of the real world—Barbieland exists in a state of perpetual perfection; bursting with color and female empowerment. But can it stay that way forever? Barbie features plenty of meta humor, immersive storytelling, and a masterclass in acting by Ryan Gosling. His most riveting performance since Drive. Ken gang.