The Long Day Closes is a series of memories and moments that are at once vague and vivid and powerful and fleeting. The cinematography here is stunning, and the camera moves throughout the sets and scenes the way one’s mind drifts through a dream upon waking.
This is a beautiful, beautiful film... one that'll be lingering in my mind for quite some time.
With 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen delivers a staggering cinematic exploration of evil and endurance, bringing the brutalities of slavery to life in unflinching - often unbearable - detail.
While his direction is the real marvel here - chock-full of breathtaking long-takes and stunning compositions, not to mention jaw-dropping cinematography by Sean Bobbit - it's Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender's (and Lupita Nyong'o, though I feel the praise for her is slightly undeserved - at least the amount of…
Less than ten minutes into this film, I knew I was watching the worst film of the year. Seconds later, I came the realization that Jaden Smith would be delivering the worst performance I've seen in more than a year. An hour and a half later I came the realization that I'll never get that hour and forty minutes back. I also came to the realization that I just experienced a completely useless, empty film. I also had a headache.…