all time favourites
A stunning haunting, surreal and masterful end to the amazing career of stanley kubrick, this exceeded my expectations by so much, I have no idea why some people consider this to be one of his weaker films, but imo it’s tied for his best with barry lyndon and space odyssey but right now I’m definitely leaning more towards this.
Kubrick presents this dreamy world of sexual fantasy and desire focused around the core themes of power and identity surrounding that…
A lot of things make this movie perfect, It’s a journey of love, redemption, hope, grief and a moody delicate character study of a man coming to terms with himself and the people he turned his back on. I love the melancholic dreamlike atmosphere, the beautiful shots and lovely colour pallet along with it’s slow paced experiential nature which are all so gorgeous and visually pleasing to watch.
The storytelling and dialogue are masterful here too and the way Jane, Travis and Hunter portray their emotions are so incredibly effective, and that pacing is actually incredible swear it only feels like an hour and a half.