Safdie brothers responsible for this streaming on the Criterion Channel? NICE
Planned to only watch the first 30mins after getting it on Blu-ray yesterday. Couldn't turn it off and watched all three hours. Every time I'm stuck by another facet of the many performances. Last night I was struck by how Coppola and Willis keep the eyes in shadows for much of the film. Then when you can see, in certain close-ups or when a character turns into the light, it has a mesmerizing effect. Sort of like peekaboo for adults.
This Solemnity of Corpus Christi I'm still thinking of The Passion of Paul, more commonly known as "Da 5 Bloods."
Just as Malcom X arrived in the wake of Rodney King's trials, in the wake of the Los Angeles Uprising of 1992, again Spike Lee has made another masterpiece, equally spiritual and political, at exactly the time it's most needed.
[for more on how Da 5 Bloods relates to other Lee masterpieces, see a full thread starting here:
As good as anything Altman ever did.
more thoughts here: twitter.com/citizenkeith/status/1271865160899203072?s=20