So this is what it's like being lost in translation. It's a well made film, with a decent script, but I'm guessing it takes a bit of knowledge to fully get behing our man's decision making process. To me, he starts of a grumpy, rude, miserable git, and stays that way for 90 mins. You do get to see some head shaking incidents of the morality police though, but even though it points…
Filmed in a grayish tone of black and white, probably in sink with the titular substance, Zift is a sort of neo-noir where our protagonist has been wronged by a few people and probably his woman, a gorgeous femme fatale.
It starts after the fact, with him in prison for a crime he didn't commit, and then we follow him in his struggles to make things right. I really liked it, and it has a lot of great characters, but then I'm a sucker for almost any noir.
Something another Letterboxd user (Ole Holgersen) wrote the other day about a movie he'd just watched has stayed with me since. The movie was After Life, and he mentioned how it's about wether or not one would have chosen to stay within a certain memory, reliving it over and over again. I've yet to come to a conclusion, but one thing has become crystal clear: had my memory been that of Hawke, or Delpy for that matter, and their magical…
It took me a while after watching to gather my thoughts and senses enough to get to grips with what I'd just seen.
To the Wonder is a "close relative" to The Tree of Life, but I think I liked this one more. Malick is always an acquired taste, and not something you watch with people who don't know how to shut up. Not that you'd miss much dialogue, it is extremely sparse with words, other than the inner dialogues…