Just opinionated and neurotic about logging every aspect of my life.
While the story is one that we have seen so many times, its hard to fault it seeing as this is actually based on the Viking story that inspired what came after it (including Hamlet, and therefore also The Lion King, and others). Its also an absolute rush. Definitely going to give this a re-watch next time I have the craving for raw medieval action and violence.
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[01/100] 6. Watch a 2022 release
There have been several more hopeless and severe depictions of alcoholism in cinema (Leaving Las Vegas , Under The Volcano come to mind). However, there is at least one element of The Lost Week End that is portrayed that isn’t as significant in those films despite being as detrimental a symptom of this disease; the harm that alcoholics do to those around them, those that they love who love them back; everybody and everything becomes expendable in the need to…
One of my favorite things about this movie is how the factors at play here that land the family in trouble - disease, superstition, misogyny, religious feuds - are all horrors faced at the time by many people, without curses as an external factor. Even with a film that shows the 'witch' as existing, I started to even wonder if its existence in this film might have been more akin to the collective paranoia of a witch rather than the…
Plot wise, Park Chan-wook saved the most straightforward vengeance story for last, but also his most cinematically matured. This film felt more like it was directed by the Park Chan-wook who directed The Handmaiden than the one who directed the other films in the Vengeance trilogy. It also asks several more of the great questions such as "At what point do we just kill a motherf**ker?" "At what point can I get some kind of joy from it, or at least closure?" "Is there ever redemption in revenge?". Great stuff.
Watched as part of the Vengeance trilogy screenings at The Projector Golden Mile