films/movies, rated, sometimes reviewed
So, so glad I finally caught this on the big screen and didn't cop to my home system because my TV and most of all my sound system would not have been able to handle the monumental scale at which Cuaron throws around his set pieces.
In fact, nearly every scene of this film is a centerpiece and would have anchored any other movie. The phrase Every Frame A Painting has never been taken more literally. How the hell did he do all that?!
I was too dumb for this film. By now, I'm pretty certain it's a masterpiece. Immediately after watching I wasn't there at all.
Steven Yeun has such a great take on his character. It feels impossible to make a guy like this work and not be immediately creepy and off-putting. But Yeun's immense charm and charisma manage to elevate the whole film and most of all the protagonist's journey into the murky vagueness that managed to utterly confuse and challenge me.