Wes Anderson's evil twin brother got sexy.
Neat Q&A screening. Neat birthday present.
Still quite a bit to unpack from the movie but the execution is so wickedly entertaining and refreshing. It's an ideal antidote movie. Bow down to Queen Colman.
Colour me pleasantly surprised.
Sure, with all the hype and acclaim, it should be a no brainer that this is a good movie. I didn't really doubt it'd be a great experience at least, even if the trailers spoiled the gist of the plot. However, Del Toro fans were rallying behind this as a Best Picture frontrunner and man did I not buy that a fish-fucking film would win. That doubt translated in me not being as excited for the…
This film soured on me upon reflection due to my prior grievances with the third act. Totally paved over on this viewing. I thought it would grow on me on rewatch and I really loved it. One of Spike Lee's strongest outings and frankly, would be a great Best Picture choice if it ends up going all the way.
I think Yorgos Lanthimos is Wes Anderson's evil twin brother.
I love them both dearly.
While I loved this enough based on execution and experience alone, I adore the way it explores the vicious cycle of justice and vengeance. It's a deeply unsettling film, made especially brilliant by the veiled insincerity of every character all the time. I'm on board for whatever Lanthimos does.