A Masterpiece. Every single scene is dripping with emotional, moral, and human complexity, and Farhadi utilizes the cinematic form to complement the story rather than carry it, mixing together beautiful, vibrant visuals with fluid, elegant camera work. A "controlled dramatic explosion" is right.
My fourth viewing overall, first in about three years. I realized this time that the source of my love for this film lies in Sharni Vinson's compelling performance, imbuing what could've been just another generic survivalist chick with distinguished wit, nuance, and badassery. The script is still wildly inventive and deliciously entertaining, and director Adam Wingard knows how to concoct memorable setpieces, like a strobe light fight and of course, the kitchen scene. The painfully mediocre acting from just about…