Seeing this in a theater really transforms the movie into a hall of mirrors; sitting in a theater watching a movie where people sit in a theater and watch a movie. The effect is completely immersive. You are there. It seems so integral that I can’t imagine watching this any other way. As a former movie theater employee it felt like home, all the familiar boredoms, all the familiar waiting around, all the familiar sweeping up. Very lovely.
I spent a little over 10 hours in a theater today. 2 hours of that time was spent in intermission, fighting the horde of bewildered octogenarians shambling for the bathroom. The other 8 was spent soaking up unprecedented spectacle.
Look, I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, I’m a sucker for period epics and this thing checks off all my boxes. Hats? Not a bald head in sight. Snow? Enough to drive Napoleon out of Russia. Duels? Only one,…
*every scene in this movie*
Adam Driver: Don't you see?? The CIA! They’re monsters!
Annette Benning: Wait a minute...So you’re telling me the CIA were monsters. . . and got away with it?!?!
Essential content in an inessential package. Like if a manilla envelope was a movie. The information inside might be invaluable, but on the outside it’s still a boring envelope. Couldn’t you have splurged on a folder? High gloss? Leather cover? A binder maybe? Either way, Adam Driver…