I remember seeing this in theaters at about eleven years of age. It was a hell of a lot darker than I had come to expect from your typical Next Generation premise. At the time, the Borg scared me to death, and I was genuinely frightened at moments. Today, seventeen years later, First Contact doesn't serve to scare me, but the visuals hold up pretty well, and it is a truly enjoyable watch.
My father picked up the Next Generation…
I will admit to some recreational marijuana use from time to time—and thank God! I don't know that I could have handled this film otherwise. An insanely bizarre trip into the mind of a madman, Beyond the Black Rainbow is not without its glaring flaws, but with haunting use of color reminiscent of Argento, it manages to keep you strapped in.
Set in an alt-reality 1983, the score is handled pretty brilliantly by Jeremy Schmidt; but the screenplay jumps around…
It is clear from the first frame of this film that we are about to be taken for a wild, filthy ride. Killer Joe immediately thrusts us into a sleazy situation with some seriously loathsome and idiotic characters. It is not until “Killer” Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is introduced that we finally have a character who is not an imbecile, though he is not exactly someone we can root for.
William Friedkin’s direction is spot-on, giving the viewer a foul,…
It absolutely cannot be said that Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) did not love Anne (Emmanuelle Riva). Michael Haneke portrays love in the most everlastingly heartbreaking way in this remarkable film.
As we see Anne (Riva) lose more and more of herself, we begin to get lost in this incredibly immersive story. The shots Haneke chooses to show us, along with the hauntingly sparse music, only help to completely engulf the viewer in the life of this endlessly enduring couple.