A dual of morality — ethical justice athwart religious piety — with tacit yet palpable ramifications, exacting a personal toll on all the bystanders present. I especially love how over the course of the film, the object of impact/influence changes ; the conflict stays the same, however those affected slowly shifts and unfolds as the tables turn. A Separation strikes the ethos, pathos, and logos chords all powerfully, orchestrated wonderfully by the brilliant filmmaking of Farhadi. A great piece of cinema!!
More about the love story than it is about their faiths, which ultimately leads to myriad moments of awkward themes and stilted plot dynamics. Incredibly hokey and silly too — one classic point, a personal favorite:
“Do you want to die??” — “Yes!!” (Said during a normal, everyday conversation in such an enthusiastic tone)
Yah, I probably shouldn't be that surprised to find PureFlix-type stuff in a film like this; but then again, kinda am, lol.
I finally saw Love Exposure, and it turned out to be exactly what I thought it was gonna be.
For the sake of brevity, as also since this film doesn't have much of note, here's a pros and cons list for the film:
— The themes of misinterpretation of Love and Religion for selfish means proves to be the film's strongest aspect on its literary side.
— The direction is quite impressive for the majority of the film. Not…
The criticism is misdirected, and the praise is misplaced. Honestly, despite liking Roma a fair bit, I sympathize a lot more with the criticism and the flaws of the film than I do with the mass hysterical lauding for it. But really—what I see in the film is much different than I have seen in the majority of my peers' examinations and views of it.
Let's start with the positives—I love the passivity of Cleo. Throughout the majority of the…