This film felt like hard work to me, especially after Nick Broomfield's average-at-most doc on WH from last summer. This one was sadly just as mediocre; and at times it seemed like I was reading a Wikipedia page rather than watching a feature film. We are in 2018; I'm sure there must be a more interesting way to tell a story than a bunch of talking heads. Only towards the end did it start getting to the bottom of Whitney's real desires and struggles but up until then, it's more or less missable, even though I'm a die-hard fan...
I should probably stop trying with period dramas - the last one I enjoyed was with Michael Fassbender but then again, I'd enjoy watching him read out alphabets... Walked out on this one after the line "Let's escape somewhere where no one could ever find us".
Some good components here (cast, cinematography) which, when combined together, sadly don't make one worthwhile whole. Top it off with a very unfortunate release date and it seems like it's going to drown in the box office.
Brilliant films don't need much commenting and "On Body And Soul" is one of them. No amount of writing and reviewing would convey the emotion that can only be experienced by going to cinema and watching it. It's a work of art which somehow manages to conceal all its technical aspects (even though they are flawless) and make it seem like we are watching an excerpt from Ildiko Enyedi's imagination.
One could argue that the film has at least several…
I'd be curious to find out what went on in the head of some Paramount executive when he greenlit this film; I'd also be willing to hear the point to it as I didn't see any. It's not that I found this film bad, it's simply absurd and there's no message or meaning to it - it's just a very average piece of entertainment for the sake of a quick effect and shocking people. It left me with absolutely nothing…