Pitched to me as a horror movie. This was incorrect. Despite this mismarketing, I do appreciate its bits attempting to drive home the horror of PTSD.
Odd. A mishmash of ideas shot on video. I put this on my watchlist when I first saw Starred Up and I finally found it today. I'm not sure what I think about this. I think it probably needed a few more passes on the script and an editor, but I still liked it more than not.
Ummmmm, this is spectacular?
The production design is gorgeous at every gritty, rain-soaked turn.
The lighting is a character unto itself. Literally.
The sound design is amazing.
Harrison Ford has never been better.
Jared Leto is genuinely unnerving.
Robin Wright is magnificent.
Ryan Gosling takes on the perpetually-beaten gumshoe archetype like it was made for him.
The visuals on the digital overlay sex scene alone deserve an Oscar.
And ROGER FREAKIN DEAKINS.
Why? Why did I watch this? For whatever reason I find almost all of Dreyer's films infuriating, chock full of insufferable characters with few or no redeeming characteristics- this is one of those movies. And the ending? Fuck. That. Noise. Go watch The Passion of Joan of Arc instead, THAT is a great movie.