“I am Jack’s inflamed sense of rejection”
So many themes playing out, whilst diverging narratives bring our protagonist on a collision course with acceptance of oneself in a society built on traditions and expectations.
Kurosawa almost loses control of thread, if it weren’t for how subtly he manages to recalibrate after the family implodes; those proceeding moments of self destruction are the fine line for the film working or failing.
I found the final scene so perfectly balanced, so emotionally aggrandising, yet it doesn’t feel contrived. It’s a…
Exquisitely crafted character piece, that allows Cate Blanchett to completely lose herself in the role of Lydia Tár, a performance that I’d say is metaphoric.
From the very first scene, I was completely absorbed into this esoteric world of classical music and narcissistic rhythms.
The world building that Field has orchestrated (pun intended) is cold, sharp-edged, and allusive; an upper class state of mind for the proletariats.
The ending, which feels like a crescendo, hits, not so much with the…
I wanna say this film got me all sorts of turned on, but to be honest those 286 plot twists wore me out.
A (slightly) revisionist western it might be, yet this tension-fuelled cop drama from James Mangold feels right at home in the decaying modern world of New Jersey. Cop Land is packed full of narcissistic, larger than life characters, each commanding the screen with the time they have. But it’s Stallone’s film; his story. The Italian stallion plays is restrained, more low-key than the likes of Keitel, Liotta, and Patrick. He brings the humanity to it all. He is the quiet to…