The Devil All the Time

The Devil All the Time ★★★★½


This film hit me much harder this time around. The unflinching brutality is very well realized, and it feels realistic, while never being too much to bare. The pacing felt much better and I think knowing how it all connected made each of these scenes feel much more integral. The entire cast is fantastic, not a single bad performance to be found. The cinematography still makes me feel sticky and sweaty. The soundtrack is perfectly fitting and almost like the Antithesis of O Brother, Where Art Thou?  The patience of Antonio and Paulo’s script really makes this films passage of time feel real, and Antonio’s direction is tightly focused and just about everything about it feels like it’s in the right place. The Devil All the Time is a searing film, visually and philosophically. It’s stuck with me.

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