A truly absurd amount of hamfisted monologues still couldn’t tarnish what I think is a superb piece of modern horror. Hamish Linklater as Father Paul was a fucking blessing (pun intended!) The character is fascinatingly written and layered, and Hamish brings out those layers in subtle ways, elevating the writing to new heights in his performance. There are so many aspects of the show I want to talk about but it would quickly turn into something a bit like one…
This move contains two of the greatest, most visceral depictions of warfare ever put to screen, and I’m having trouble accepting that Vin Diesel is a part of one of those battles.
The unsung hero of this movie, or at least as unsung it can be after winning two Oscar’s in its respective category, is the sound design. My god, the sound of gunfire and explosions in this movie is unparalleled to anything else I’ve seen on screen. The mortar…
While Gilliam's style usually doesn't gel for me, it would be impossible for me not to love Brazil. It's acting, cinematography, writing, and simply incredible production design work perfectly with his directing. Visually incredible, absolutely hilarious, equal parts biting satire and hilarious wit, I don't even have a single bad thing to say about it. I really didn't expect to love this movie as much as I did (I wasn't that into The Fifth Element and have kind of avoided Gilliam films since) but this may be a new favorite of mine. 5/5 stars
EDIT: Luc Besson directed The Fifth Element and I am an idiot