"You know, when you're little, you have more endurance than God is ever to grant you again. Children are man at his strongest."
A gothic fairytale hellbent on bathing its audience in German expressionism, 'The Night of the Hunter' does not hold back its uniqueness at any single point during the film. Yes, there are a couple of quick edits that are a little hokey and the child actor playing John isn't perfect like my rating would suggest, but as…
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I see a lot of Christopher Nolan haters on here praising this film for doing the exact things that they dislike about his films. Not judging. Just know I know 😌
First hour: 4.5 ⭐
Final 20 minutes: 1 ⭐
PS: I don't dislike the fusion of overly digital-looking special effects as it makes a point servicing the rest of the film BUT what I do have a problem with is how the story starts off as a personal one then devolves in a worldwide epidemic that low-key turns into an action film by the end.
“There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘good job.'”
This is the only line of dialogue needed to understand where Fletcher (played by an astounding J.K. Simmons) is coming from. His background is deeply rooted in the philosophy of hardening someone to bring out their best. What he doesn't realize, is that not everyone works like that (which Neiman says next at the bar). Using his strong belief in hard work and being pushed to…