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I really liked the cinematography and the sound design here. It added a lot to the film's creepiness. There's a scene where they sing "happy birthday" and the song and sound design melt together and it worked very well for me. I'm a little more lukewarm on its script, but the third act was great.
Fuck yeah this was an absolute blast. Loved the cinematography (seriously Blaschke's long takes are stunning), loved the lighting and the overwhelming sound-side over the film. I'm a big fan of how Eggers weaves the religious/occult elements in his films with the day-to-day life. It's not just a part of their day - it affects their psychology and way of thinking and being and it's super fascinating to watch.
I think you can critique the characters as they're not particularly…
Visually I think Mother of Tears has a lot going for it. The kills look brutal and bloody. And there's a scene (I wanna say it's around the break into act 3) where Sarah - our main character - enters a house and it's done in one take and they play with the sound design in a bizarre way. Bizarre good IMO as it created a tense atmosphere in that particular scene. Unfortunately I don't think the script is particularly…