This felt like Monty Python on autopilot. All the charm and delivery just none of the smartness to the humour, which was clearly intended. Like those snippets of strange impressions and nonsense phrases that John and Paul would randomly shout out in Get Back. George clearly wasn’t that into it but still tried, many people are offended that he had like 2 lines but it didn’t look like he wanted anymore and his song was one of the best in…
Me watching this film is like when I read a page of a book and only when I go to turn it do I realise that none of it went in my head at all. I was just looking at words. I will watch it again because I really do feel like I’m missing out on a great piece of cinema, but this was a frustrating watch. Constantly getting annoyed at Tarkovskys decisions to cut away before anything gets any good. Also this has the most boring opening scene ever.
These are people making a film about people making a film about people making a film and it had no right to have turned out as good as it did!
Are we ready to call this a horror film yet?
Its undoubtedly one of the scariest films I’ve ever seen.
Amazing how much it lends itself to the techniques of the genre too, the whole second half is like Alien without the alien! An extremely elevated slasher with the facade of a sophisticated answer to… everything in the conceivable universe.
• The foreboding atmosphere that welcomes the ever daunting and ominously philosophical monolith on the night of its arrival, shown…