Now I understand how this film makes Once Upon a Time in Anatolia feel like 90 minute action flick. It is long. Ceylan acknowledged as much, and hoped we weren't tired, as we slowly left behind the scheduled 7pm start time.
The film is about a couple, and older man and his young wife. He is wealthy, owning various properties and mainly running a small hotel. There is a main plot line involving some of his tenants, and some tensions…
I'm torn on The Act of Killing. Either I was disappointed because of the incredible hype and expectations I had going into the film, or I missed something. It's such a fascinating subject but I feel like the film could have been much better. There were some form and structure issues that kept me from being truly impacted from what I was watching. Sure, the access of the film and hearing these men talk about the horrible crimes they committed is intriguing, but I think I'm missing the goal of the film.
Let's be real, this is more a work of art than anything some old French or Italian dude painted a bunch of years ago. You don't have to watch any other movie to know that this is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made. One of the best movies, period. Amazing shot after amazing shot, through the entire film. It only takes you about five minutes into the movie to realize you are watching something truly amazing, and Kubrick doesn't disappoint.…
This is a very powerful movie, led by a strong lead performance by Peter Mullan. He stars as Joseph, a rageful and violent man who is starting to see his own flaws but can't seem to change. He meets a woman, Hannah, and the movie documents a transitioning time in both their lives.
I kind of put off watching this, these intense emotionally painful movies are not what I'm usually in the mood to watch, but this wasn't as hard…