Alex Garland is vastly becoming my favorite screen writer. His exploration of theme is complicated like his characters. But unlike other genre writers he doesn't skip around the thorny bits he tackles them. Head on.
Weather it's debating who has control over a poulas? The officers or criminal's in Dredd. The laws of nature vrs the will of man, the brutality of rage and the compassion of humanity in 28 Days later and of cause the be able to choose…
Why have I not seen this film before?
It's just simply gorgeous darling, filled with simply gorgeous people doing gorgeous things and looking simply stunning.
nearly 50 years old and the film still looks simply beautiful. That scene with Audrey Hepburn singing Moon River on the scaffolding of her apartment. The opening shots of her looking at Tiffany's. The glorious exterior shots showcasing New York. That finally scene in the rain.
The plot of the film thou is a little…
I don't often watch Australian films.
But after watching Animal Kingdom I was excited to see what David Michôd would do next.
And this, Post Apocalyptic, Western, Australian Road Trip, thriller, drama was something I had definitely not seen before.
It's incredibly rich in subtext. Multi layered in it's complexity, and thematic territory, slow paced, but completely absorbing and hooking.
This film may not be to everyone's taste however, it's gritty realism and long takes, might put people off, but…