Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
A new comedy of no manners
In Brooklyn Bridge Park, eleven year old Zachary Cowan strikes his eleven year old classmate Ethan Longstreet across the face with a stick after an argument. After learning about the altercation. The Longstreet parents decide to invite the Cowan parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
Language. It can be used to create and to destroy. For me that's what this film was all about.
We see four people who slowly strip away social conventions and eventually show their true selves, all because of the incessant need to talk, justify oneself and outwit others.
You cannot get around the fact that this is a play. One location, four actors and an insane amount of dialogue. For a film like this to work the acting has to be perfect. And it is. All four of them are absolutely fantastic, they portray the slow descent into social and moral ambiguity in such a way that, although the characters are somewhat stereotypical, you always get the feeling you're watching…
This is truly one of the most violent movies that I have come across. Violence in the sense which considers human emotions. The true colour, savageness,guilt,anger,ego,superficial empathy, crookedness, disgust that human beings have as their innate nature are shown in full glory here. All the leads are excellent. Foster does too much sometimes. But waltz and Reilly truly steal the show. I am searching for a single word which best describes the movie. But I dont seem to get it. Oh wait I got it. Its CARNAGE.
It astounds me - even more so on rewatch - that a film that, aside from the opening and closing shots, basically only takes place in the living room of an apartment (occasionally moving out to the hallway and brief moments throughout other parts of the home) with four people bickering at one another for 80 minutes, can be so intriguing and consistently entertaining. It's quite impressive. Roman Polanski's spot-on direction, the interesting dialogue and, of course, the excellent performances from the four actors themselves is what truly keeps this from ever becoming a monotonous mess of a film.
Plus, ever since first seeing Christoph Waltz in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds back in '09, I always look forward to and love seeing him in things. This is no exception.
Why can't they leave? From El Ángel Exterminador (1962), the answer has been implied. "It's absurd, but it's in their nature. They just can't!"
Based on Yasmina Raza's play titled Le Dieu du Carnage (God of Carnage), Polanski adapts wonderfully and with a truly underrated array of great, though theatrical performances (especially Foster, who gets a lot of unfair criticism) a roller-coaster intellectual exercise of how your typical middle-class veil of politeness and mutual caring is broken down when either your ethical, social or moral standards are challenged by external factors that you cannot avoid because you were unwillingly involved in them since the very beginning. In this case, such factor is the son of a family hitting the son…
This film, which is one of Roman Polanski's latest, is a highly-entertaining chamber piece. In it, 2 sets of parents, played by John C. Reilly/Jodi Foster and Christoph Waltz/Kate Winslet, meet in order to cordially discuss a minor physical altercation that occurred between their two young sons.
The dynamic between each person is constantly changing, as allies quickly become enemies then back again, depending on the current topic of conversation. I always find both Christoph Waltz and John Reilly a joy to watch, and they don't disappoint. Foster an Winslet were great here, too.
Clocking in at under 90 minutes, the time flew by quickly, and I was thoroughly entertained, often laughing aloud. The film kept getting better as it progressed.
I enjoyed this one. The performances are good, and the gradual breakdown in civility between the two couples featured due to an incident between their children is often hilarious. Plus it's worth seeing for Christoph Waltz alone.
7.5 Didn't realize this was all going to take place in one spot at first but I think they did a really good job at not making it boring a lot of it had to do with the actors I think Christoph Waltz was great along with John C. Reilly in the roles they played it was perfect, dialogue was great, also pretty funny how everything turned out.
Eighty minutes worth of Acting.
Four adults slipping into inebriation due to a single 750(ml) -- that must have been some scotch.
Carnage es una cinta que por la naturaleza de su formato —4 personajes hablando alrededor de un departamento por esencialmente toda su duración— es arriesgada, y se llega a prestar inverosímil en el contexto de un Brooklyn real en que se desenvuelve.
Sin embargo, se aprecia que Polanski haya tomado ese riesgo. Hay algunas rizas y exploraciones del liberal jipi-artístico vs el conservador enfocado al éxito. Y esa Jodie Foster en decadencia, gritando desde su garganta, es muy entretenida.
The performances are all fine, which is essentially what carries the movie, but I couldn't help but feel the movie to be somewhat pointless considering that it is based on a play and their is very little about the movie that is cinematic and couldn't be easily performed on stage. So if you can't get into the play somehow, or if your too lazy to leave the house, Carnage is a pretty entertaining watch.
Melhor episódio de um seriado animado sobre histeria e maquiagem ideológica que nunca existiu.
"Carnage" oder zu deutsch "Der Gott des Gemetzels" ist eine "Komödie" von Roman Polanski, welche ursprünglich auf einem Theaterstück basiert.
Dies wird auch im Film schnell klar, da sich die komplette Handlung in nur einen einzigen Raum abspielt.
Die Cowans besuchen die Longstreets, da ihr Sohn den Jungen der anderen Familie in der Schule geschlagen hat, und wollen eigentlich auch gleich wieder gehen.
Im Laufe des Gesprächs sind es aber eigentlich die Eltern, die sich immer tiefer in die Debatte anlässlich der "vermeintlichen Gewalttat" hineinsteigern und die ganze Situation immer verfahrener, immer chaotischer wird.
So sollte es ein kurzer Austausch über das weitere Vorgehen werden, entwickelt sich aber schnell zum blanken Hass und endet in einer hemmungslosen Auseinandersetzung, mit komödiantischen…
"Keep on stroking your own ego. It's beautiful."
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