[Watched the 4K restoration at the Orpheum]
“Maybe love … transcends time and space!"
Yeah righto. A gorgeous film dragged down by lazy, hollow storytelling. Also just turns really terrible and absurd in its last quarter. But maybe I need to watch this again. I don't know. I just didn't have a great time and that's with IMAX and champagne and everything. Mostly disappointing.
This is probably my favourite film so far this year. Here's my review from fourthreefilm.com:
There has been a wide resurgence of monochrome cinema recently, with Frances Ha, Nebraska and Joss Whedon’s Much Ado all coming out of Hollywood just last year. With the exception of movies like The Artist though – where the absence of colour has an obligatory role in its homage to silent film – black and white often comes off as a pretty vapid stylistic device.…