Really enjoyed this. Ensemble rules
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There's something to be said about the location of Radegund. Malick has made films over the past decade that unpack and attempt to guide viewers on the largest of questions regarding family, faith, and God. It feels like in this film Malick has found a literal heaven on earth. Radegund's divine waterfall and sweeping vistas are the place where Franz and his family have "built their nest" is holy. It's captured in that way.
Godard's Contempt is frustrating. If you're a student of cinema, Godard's first 45 minutes are paradise. Look at those John Wayne posters in the background, Fritz Lang is in this(!), Jack Palance is a scumbag American producer who knows nothing about movies or the Odyssey.
Yes this is Godard's subversive take on the act of moviemaking but it's also his brutal and petty side working out aspects of a failing relationship. The center of the film is a prolonged argument…
I don't think there are any other cinematic experiences that pushes an audience as far out as Kubrick's 2001. We can follow the monolith from the dawn of man to the moon but a certain point we're going into a realm that we can't begin to understand. And that's something I've struggled with in the past in regards to this film. Previously, I wished I was grounded in the final moments of the film. I had hoped that questions being…