And the prize for the most surreal film I'm likely to see all year goes to... This one!
I knew going in that this was a film that would likely set my teeth on edge (and I was right) but I went in because I wanted to make up my own mind.
Yes, it's surreal and yes it has flaws (a *lot* of them) but I have seen it and feel I can now weep for feminism.
I've now seen this twice, which should give a clue as to how much I enjoyed this film. Again it hit a good number of my (narrative) kinks as well as being a feast for the eyes and ears.
Granted, it shares a number of it's ideas with films that have gone before it but it carries off those ideas with the same aplomb as many of those other movies did. And unless I'm mistaken, it does so passing Bechdel* in the process too!
*according to my understanding - ymmv
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
possibly the most satisfying film I'll see this year. Intellectually, emotionally wonderful. The best closer to the series possible. Sir Michael Caine deserves an Oscar nomination for smashing my heart into a hundred thousand peices and as for Gary Oldman's reading of the end of 'A Tale Of Two Cities' damn well destroyed me. A film of the year.