Birth. Cinema. Death.
Twenty years too late, but this film is like The Godfather or The Departed or “The Wire” level brilliant. It shows the dichotomy of the two paths someone can take from poverty. You can try to get out the “respectable” way by working and getting an education, but the one the system would prefer you to take is a lot easier. It leads to death and even more poverty.
Crime is just a more violent form of capitalism, but…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I also would welcome death if a gorgeous Valkyrie warrior carried me through the sky to Valhalla on horseback.
Visually stunning and beautifully scored, Robert Eggers newest film - a Viking epic - is wild and brutal. The Northman is equal parts Gladiator revenge tale and journey of a hero adventure.
The storytelling is a bit ambiguous, never fully committing to one narrative over another. It makes you rethink every other story through the point of view of the antagonist…
I love the shots of people looking hopefully while listening to an inspiring speaker. I love the ironic tone and the subtle connections to our present day climate. I love that Lee makes the Klan members seem absurd without ignoring the danger of their philosophies. At times very frustrating and hard to watch, at other times fascinating and so fun! I also think the third act/climax/whatever you want to call it didn’t match the tone with the rest of the film, but overall, Lee’s newest film is one of my favorites from the year! We need BlacKkKlansman right now!