Always down for a bad trip
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‘’Creator, if you exist, blow us away. Blow us away like dust or pus. Or leave us in our rot. Destroy us all.’’
Masterpiece. As if a hellish painting of Jheronimus Bosch comes alive. Never have I ever been more sucked into a world this disgusting, gloomy and pessimistic. A world that won’t progress, where intellectuals are being punished, people can barely speak proper and where morals don’t exist.
The story is based on a book by the authors of…
‘’Well, I guess I’ll see you in another lifetime’’
Breathtaking psychological drama, without a doubt Glazers best. Beautiful longshots with an autumn looking color platte and a soundtrack by Wagner and Desplat creates this melancholic atmosphere.
The plot is deep, kinda philosophical but also absurd at the same time. There is some subtle humor in it, but it still remains a heavy subject being dark and sad. Also surprisingly there’s quite a lot of suspense, but fortunately Glazer is never tempted to cheap shocks and the plot unfolds very slowly. Kidman is amazing in this. Those grieving, questioning looks she gives us are hypnotically beautiful.
Although not a top tier Fincher flick, it’s still a decent comeback after the boring Mank. It’s dark, sophisticated and at times pretty atmospheric. Good play by Fassbender, who is a very underrated actor and needs better casting. Entertaining movie with a solid tension build up, but it feels like Fincher is past his prime.
Pretty Solid movie, with a vintage Scorsese feel to it, only now in a more western setting. Fueled by greed, hypocrisy and racism; it shows the rotten side of the American Dream. Everything moves at an excruciatingly slow pace to a somewhat anticlimactic ending. It’s never boring, the quility is quite consistent, but it also doesn’t have any (emotional) highlights which make it slightly forgettable.