Hunger ★★★★

I want to give Hunger five stars for sheer balls. No other film is brave enough to have a two person dialogue scene that takes up nearly 1/4 of the film. And to have 3/4 of that scene be a long shot at a flat wide angle, and the other 1/4 be another long shot close up, is just the icing on the gumption cake. The movie is crazy slow, brutal, bleak, and strangely compelling.

I can only rate this film a 4 though, only because it succeeds too well in making you feel what the prisoners are going through. Still, I highly recommend it.

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