Watched as SFF prep, intending to get a few Seidl documentaries in before reviewing In the Basement, so it was with some surprise I realised that Models, despite being listed as such almost everywhere in English, is not in fact a documentary.
It's a pseudo-documentary, essentially a series of re-enacted scenes and moments from the lives of a group of Viennese models, with the models playing themselves, though the film gives no hints whatsoever as to that.
For its first…
"...divided into three sections, The Human Behavior Experiments unfurls like a Malcolm Gladwell chapter, providing us with a snapshot of a bizarre modern crime, then walking through the social psychology behind it, as explored in three infamous experiments from 1962 to 1971."
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Almost instantly forgettable, Nolan's latest feature might contain some stunning visual sequences but they are squished between mountains of clunky exposition, underwritten characters and cringe-inducing dialogue.
The film takes 45 minutes to actually get started, the Earth-set first act tethered to a very poorly explained future and weirdly simple plan to save it before we actually get into space. When that happens, we find ourselves at a recurring juxtaposition between some of the best visual depictions of deep space ever…