27. Film school grad. I just like watching movies.
Any Given Sunday has some weird football. It’s clear almost immediately that the filmmakers are not aiming to create a faithful depiction of actual games of American football, but more a caricature of the intensity and emotions that exist on the field. Sports coverage, in movies and in life, tends to start as wide as possible and get smaller - establishing shots of the stadium, crowd shots, commentators, wide shots showing the whole play, and occasional closeups. Here it is…
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Saltburn is a collection of intriguing images and scenes designed to provoke conversation that, unfortunately, never comes together as an actual film for mostly, I think, one reason:
It tries so hard to hide the "twist" that Oliver is the villain, which the audience has already figured out two hours before they revealed it anyway, that it undermines any of the tension or characterization that would come from actually exploring the character.
I think one small way, with big effects,…