I’m scared that most of the discourse surrounding this film will be about Viggo Mortensen playing a gay man which is irrelevant because who are we to dictate somebody’s sexuality? We have no idea if he is straight, gay or anywhere in between. The discourse should be around just how much of dumpster fire this is, from start to finish painful to watch. A script that seems more bothered by how many gay slurs can be forced into it rather…
Painfully average. However knocking this film solely on the fact it isn’t Portrait of a Lady on Fire is lazy and boring even if it does blatantly steal a lot from that film. It’s a film that establishes its world better than Sciamma’s but also doesn’t spend long enough developing the characters and their relationship. Kate Winslet is divine but I wish Saoirse Ronan would just get her Oscar already so she would stop making this exact film every single year.
Every bit as powerful and relevant today as it’s ever been. Today, with a heavy heart I must come to terms with the fact that the world has lost not just one of the greatest artists of all time, but one of the greatest, most kind, generous, caring and hilarious human beings to ever walk it. Eli was so passionate about his craft, about helping others discover films new and old. I can’t believe that he’s gone.
I have so…
"I'll never forgive you for this"
I've taken a very long walk after the credits rolled and even still i'm at a loss for words. It's testament to a brilliant director to turn an already all time great short film into a fully fleshed out and ultimately improved feature film. Jim Cummings deserves all the credit in the world for writing such a harrowing, heartfelt and natural dialogue all while putting in an Oscar worthy performance.
If you've seen the…