Guys, let’s get cuntstruck in the dictionary.
Something about this opera is so mystical and magical. Using spiritual elements and references to secretive brotherhoods, Mozart, Schikaneder, and Bergman have come together to craft an everlasting testament to the pursuit of art. Despite the lodge’s lack of knowledge of its creation, Mozart built The Magic Flute in response to his interactions with the Freemasons and specifically, Emanuel Schikaneder. What resulted is a show with guts. The Magic Flute is both difficult to perform for actors and difficult to…
This really does its job at making you feel so horrible. A lot of the interviews here are told from the perspective of the time it occurred and that led to quite a “nice” build up. That being said: there’s nothing “nice” about this whole thing. It’s tough. It’s candid and rarely does it hold back. The way Wade and Jimmy speak on the past is paradigm shifting on how we view the “King of Pop.” I wish the best for these survivors and am glad Michael can’t hurt anyone again.
I am SO MAD this is the one I missed in theaters. It’s so simply amazing. Paul Dano knows what the fuck he’s doing. The script is so well adapted and doesn’t feature ANY narration! On a film based on a BOOK! What!
I can’t believe how good Carrey Mulligan is in this. She and Jake and newcomer Ed are magnificent and handle the script with such grace. Paul lets his actors breathe and say so much with saying almost nothing at all. The montage scenes are remarkably well done and beautifully feature a mesmerizingly perfect score.
Great first watch of 2019!
Definitely better than what most Americans think filmmaking is or can be. It can be simplistic with a masterful handling of the camera and fully formed characters. It can be monochromatic, quiet, and bleak. This film defies expectations and tackles deeply sensitive material we can only imagine writing about. My heart hurts and wish so much love for this film.