I rewatched this on Christmas day with my good friend Jonathan, and spent the next few days trying to figure out how I would write about this film. Letterboxd has gone to shit over the holiday season, and so I finally felt motivated to start my own blog where I wrote an extended piece on the movie. I'd appreciate if it could be given a read, I'd transfer it straight here but I don't think it would look visually appealing on this site given its length, and I liked using stills to illustrate different points.
Disappointing. Normally I'd find the process of people conniving and plotting against each other to be not only fascinating but also quite fun. Everything about these characters however, their arcs and their relationships, came off as completely telegraphed to me. I could never find a point where I could jump in and become compelled or invested, and with everything occurring and being presented in the most straightforward of fashions it just became a game of waiting for things to happen.…