What a truly wonderful, moving, gentle yet powerful film. I am a huge Chloe Zhao fan after this - I had unfortunately never watched any of her previous work. The 2020 version of a Wim Wenders 1970's road movie mixed with a Western - and with real people. Frances McDormand gives a truly breathtaking and VULNERABLE performance that could only be done by an actress at her level of talent. They were filming for months, travelling around America and filming…
FOUR WORDS. (that have nothing to do with reviewing the film itself)
Gary / Cooper / Marlene / Dietrich
Such a HOT couple. I felt crushes on both of them coming on while watching the film, and I very rarely feel that.
Young Gary Cooper is just *chefs kiss*. I actually dreamt about him last night after watching this film. Beauteous BEAUTEOUS!!!! AHGAFGADHFG.
And Marlene's introduction to American audiences (or at least, in her first American film) is perfectly stage.…
WHAT A GENIUS!!!!
This is the PERFECT first film to watch for anyone becoming oriented with New Wave French Cinema. UGH. While viewing this innovative suspense masterpiece, I was profusely sweating and on the edge of my couch the entire time. You need to watch this.
It invokes some sense of the Other and the supernatural. It references Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) as well. It is Spooky. The ending sequence is enough to make any man shudder. It…
Here’s the deal.
The fiery Ann Margret + Elvis Presley = One of the Hottest Couples to Burn up the Screen. END OF STORY.
The chemistry between them is so natural. AM brings out the best in EP, who was already by this point starting to tire of the chain of bikini musical films the ruthless Colonel Parker (who was AWFUL) made him do. I believe he was already on uppers and downers by this point to keep up with…