Darkly funny, inventive and genuinely surprising. Despite how completely fucked and wrong everything is, it's reigned in by its over the top nature and philosophical art banter, with a mesmerising character performance from Matt Dillon who both grows and devolves from 'incident' to 'incident'. One of the least depressing Lars films.
Emphasizing the art is martial arts, Wong Kar Wai's subtle epic The Grandmaster fuses lyrical motion, technique and waxing philosophical banters amidst tragic and forlorn characters in times of turmoil and loss. Despite this, like the complex fighting styles presented the film hides each layer of emotion in each character, deftly revealed in each action, choice and ultimately path each master chooses to take.
The cinematography is sublime, and the film is presented as melancholic memories with importance placed on…
A beautiful blockbuster instilled with Raimi's madness, a good performance from Franco and a great one from Williams. Always a pleasure to see Rachel Weisz and the three sisters including Kunis in the first half are powerfully represented and quite ahem sexy and fetishistic.
Kunis lets down proceedings a lot in the second half, but by this stage I am onboard as the powerful world is represented stunningly with amazing 3D and vibrancy.
Great allusions to The Wizard of Oz…