You are alone in the world.
"Too many little bones", says Father James at some point during the film while eating a fish. That's how life is, too. So much pain, so many obstacles. Yet, this film, despite being mellow, low-key dramatic and melancholic, is also very funny and humorous. And that is a very difficult feature to achieve in film. Calvary is a fresh cinematic breath from Ireland, not unlike those stormy Atlantic winds. Highly recommended.
The Thin Red Line (1998) is a beautiful masterpiece that shows us the meaningless of human non-tolerant and aggressive nature. What touched me the most was Terrence Malick's poetic interpretation of human ignorance on beauty, nature and peace/tranquility.
The film's poetic beauty shows in almost every frame, but especially in those mediating images of nature, when Malick wants us to stop and think for a second what beauty we as species are a part of.
There are the moments when…
Original and surprising in many ways, this film brings happiness and a pinch of sadness over the modern way of life that promotes unnatural division between people, especially family members. You can cry, but you will most definitely laugh while watching another great film that comes from contemporary Germany.