Ratings are based on a combination of film quality and personal enjoyment
This movie had so many things that I’m just a sucker for:
Time by Pink Floyd
The Gupta Empire
The Chaldeans and Hanging Gardens of Babylon (did anyone else think that they implied Ajak was Nebuchadnezzar II’s wife? No, just me? Okay)
It’s not amazing, and is definitely a bit too long. But I enjoyed it enough.
The pacing of this movie was superb, it was thrilling but not overly long. I think you definitely see the growth of the Safdie brothers from this film to Uncut Gems. This film is more flawed then that one in terms of character development and even things like sound. At times I struggled to hear even with my volume all the way up. Love Robert Pattinson in this.
After directing three giallo’s in his “Animal Trilogy”, Argento delivers what some consider to be his masterpiece. Deep Red is what helped propel Argento to the top of horror masters. Argento delivers on both a coherent mystery, plenty of that giallo style, electrifying kills, all set to a top tier score from the prog rock band Goblin.
The plot revolves around a American pianist, played by David Hemmings, in Rome who witnesses the murder of his neighbor - a psychic…