What did I just watch ?
Creepy has one hell of a cold open, and then it settles into a slow-burn mystery, exposing the capacity for evil in the heart of us. Kiyoshi Kurosawa is a master and although the film riffs of his previous work Cure, the ominous uncanny nature of what is happening unravels at a mature pace. Definitely his best shot film too, as the physical space between people and places creates a new sort of unease.
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…