When I first watched this 2.5 years ago, I thought it was awesome and easily my fav Hitchcock. Upon rewatching it now, I can firmly say this is a slice of cinematic perfection that encapsulates everything that made Hitchcock such a master and so ahead of his time. I love it to pieces.
A very impressive and enlightening historical document. I think it could’ve been a little more engaging from a structural perspective, but this is a strong production from someone who is a first-time director. The editing is especially stunning.
Arrakis. Dune. Desert Planet. The best-selling sci-fi novel of all time, long considered to be unadaptable, is finally being properly brought to the big screen and HBO Max – well, part of it, anyway.
Frank Herbert’s magnum opus has seen more than a couple filmmaking legends attempt to tackle the material, from Ridley Scott to Alejandro Jodorowsky and David Lynch. For one reason or another, they all failed, and we should all be glad they did. Those failures have paved…
Blood boiling. Tears streaming. Even though I already knew many of the details of the story, I haven’t had a film affect me like this in a long time — if ever. A tragedy of seismic proportions retold masterfully by Shaka King. Despite being an utterly gut-wrenching experience, the craftsmanship on display and the raw humanity in the performances make the journey worth it. This is Vital viewing and hopefully the next Best Picture winner.
Full review here.