The Safdie’s knew they were onto something with Good Time. Uncut Gem is a very natural progression, minus the hectic car-scenes. It’s way more stripped down. But not less stressful. It takes place in midtown on 47th St between 5th & 6th Ave in the Diamond District. The car-scenes are replaced with a constant overload of sound & noise layers that floods over you. Doors are buzzing (constantly), pounding glass doors, telephones (a lot of lines) are ringing, screaming, cursing,…
I love how offended all the true black metal fans are, and I get it. Åkerlund portrays the characters as spoiled bored dorks from decent families with big houses and cabins. Trying to up the ante and be worse than the others. While the murders are very violent and extremely graphical and grotesque this movie is also surprisingly funny.
The contrast from a wild party the night before, to Varg sitting at his kitchen table with his paint still on…
The best coming of age / road movie ever? It's up there. Sasha Lane is a force of nature. Probably the best performance by Shia LaBeouf as well. Eclectic soundtrack too, mixing the Boss Suicide cover 'Dream Baby Dream' with Mazzy Stars 'Fade Into You' with Rihanna, ILoveMakonnen and wasn't that scene towards the end an homage to the classic bus scene from 'Almost Famous'?
Mads Mikkelsen in Danish. What a treat, and what a performance. He's (at least) one level above everyone else here. Reunited with Vinterberg, for the first time since the brilliant The Hunt (2012).
Best ending in a movie 2020 — Mikkelsen channeling his inner Christopher Walken.
Thinking of Vinterberg's daughter, who was supposed to play Mikkelsen's daughter in the film, but sadly died in a car accident in 2019.
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