In The Fence long forgotten photographs of XX century tuna fishing come to live for a few minutes. A tumult of fishermen maneuvers in a sepia sea. Their actions are coldly robotical and there’s unintelligible shouting throughout the whole operation. Although more restrained and less visceral, comparisons to Leviathan (2012) seem mandatory. But while Leviathan suggested a menacing force in the deeps of the ocean ready to respond The Fence ends in a helpless last breath.
When Steven Soderbergh decided to direct this project he knew exactly what he wanted: A Che Guevara biopic in all its glory, but without the usual clichés that come with the genre. The fact that Soderbergh wanted to film each part with different cameras, visual style and narrative exemplifies his desire for experimentation and innovation in a seemingly tired genre. He even said to the screenwriter that he was "trying to find the scenes that would happen before or after…
Stanley Kubrick covered various and different genres through all his career, from film-noirs like The Killing and Killer’s Kiss, to big epic spectacles like the historical Spartacus and the futuristic 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, and also covering the horror and psychological thriller genres, among others. Although I’d say that one of his bigger inputs was in War Films, going back to this genre multiple times, firstly with the amateur Fear and Desire, then with Paths of Glory and ultimately,…
Wow, what a film, watched it last night, but I needed to digest it a little more to make a review. The Master is probably the most ambiguous film I have seen in a while, and it has obviously led to a lot of confusion. And no, I can't say that I have fully understand it, but here are my thougts:
I can't help myself but to see some similarities between aspects of the film and Freud's theories. In the…