Rating since September 2013.
Fresh, honest and in the moment, from cancel culture, to wokeness, climate change and generational divide. Trier has made a funny, sexy and moving film about disillusioned millennials, without getting pessimistic. It couldn’t have been done with a lesser lead. Reinsve covers a wide spectrum of emotions with ease, remaining fully in charge throughout. It’s a wonderfully written female character, not compromising for the sake of men. Countered by two beautiful personifications of men who allow themselves to be vulnerable. Keeping his take on the romantic drama fresh through some minor formalistic elements, Trier has made a wonderful film.
No groundbreaking filmmaking here. The end drags, some characters don’t make any sense within the story and the focus is overtly Western. But, despite its flaws it’s impossible to not get emotionally effected by this hopeful humanist story. Too bad the boys and their coach are not more central to the story.
With Last Night in Soho Wright has made an energetic and vibrant love letter to the 60s, employing ingenious storytelling to gradually sink into darker, unnerving territory, making both mental illness and the abuse of women its key themes. It’s a more matured turn by the director known for cheap laughs, but the final product still feels a bit flat in places, with the signature gore style characteristic of Wright’s oeuvre used during the film’s climax failing to do the…
Scott successfully returns to the knight and armor genre with The Last Duel, turning the medieval period in the perfect, if little subtle, reflection on #MeToo and fake news. Apart from some brief action packed battle sequences and a stunning and exhilarating climatic duel, the slightly overlong film really plays out as a talkative drama. Dividing the plot in three different versions of the truth at stake, the film gradually reveals all we need to know to give proper judgement.…