The trilogy of improbable circumstances and unlikely scenarios continues, with Three Colors: Red. That's a bit of light-hearted ribbing, of course, but only just. This film does continue the theme of painting pictures which are increasingly hard to believe. Watch all three films in the trilogy and then wait until the final five minutes of this movie to see what I mean. On the whole, this is a good film, with impressive use of color, but I can say comfortably that the first entry in the series is the best one.
A bizarre, meandering tale that manages to become more improbable as it goes on, Three Colors: White isn't easily dissected (at least not upon one viewing). Unlike the blue installment, which was so clearly about sadness and loss, here the connection between the color theme and the plot isn't immediately apparent. When I think of the color white (and what it so often symbolizes), I think of concepts like purity and innocence, none of which are represented here. Not to say that the film isn't well made; it is. But I'm still trying to figure out its message.
I am a big and long-time Coen brothers fan, but I must admit, something about this film didn't quite click with me. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but if I were forced to guess, I would have to pinpoint both the plot and the tone of the story.
The plot is awfully ponderous and convoluted for how simple it is (the same story was achieved to great effect in Yojimbo), and at times, the film is played…
This is an esoteric, challenging film and upon my initial viewing, I'm not quite sure what I think. Put simply, my thoughts are all over the place. It is fantastically realized yet at times seems aimless. And yet, it is also without question a statement on morality, religion, faith, and life. What those statements are, however, are up to interpretation.
I didn't know what to expect going into this film but can say that it wasn't quite this. The story…