This film is remarkably great. It’s like watching a crazy B-movie in the fashion of Kiss Me Deadly but with an 80’s edge. The characters, the music, the setting, it all works perfectly. I was also surprised by all the cursing, because I always thought this film was meant for younger audiences, but apparently not.
Another Dardenne bros film with some very distinctive camera work, in the case of Le Fils, the sudden and rapid movements of the camera help to heighten the tension between the characters, and also fit very well the scenes where they’re doing carpenter work, since there’s a lot of moving things around. The story itself is very simple and concentrated, with only a few characters in a working-class environment, which fits with the typical realistic approach of the directors, although…
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…