What a total surprise. This film was brilliant. I love opera so the music was no problem for me. What surprised me and pleased me most was the visuals. The film is an eye candy from start to finish. It does not harm that the story is wicked as hell and as a moral as they come. In fact the whole premise and the plot make this one of the most disturbing horror films I have seen. Not because of what we see but rather the inside it gives into human nature. Great film!
I liked this film for many reasons. I have always been a huge fan of symbolism and there is a lot of it here. I especially love the use of shoes. New shoes usually symbolize a travel, sometimes even a journey to the next world. The film they are making is based on James Joyce's Ulysses, which of course is a modern version of Homer's epic poem Odyssey (the greatest journey of all time). The film is about a man…
I just saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover again or as I would call it, The Church, The Devil, Mankind and Jesus Christ.
There are probably many ways to look at and read The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover but one of the most obvious one has to be a religious interpretation.
Through out the film a young boy with blond hair, who looks like a Cherub, sings verses from Psalm 51, where sins are…
Béla Tarr is a hit and miss with me. This is, IMO, his best film. Simplicity becomes him! We have everything from a Béla Tarr film here, the wind, things blowing all over the place, long takes, beautiful black and white cinematography, dirty people, even dirtier animals, repetition of things, filmed from a different view, hopelessness and a dystopian world. Here Tarr's style works perfectly for the story.
There are going to be SPOILERS from here on!!!
What we have…