Literally one movie in and he's rethinking marriage in the 21st century. In 1983!
"I thought I'd made a leap forward, and I realized I'd only made the first timid step of a long march."
This is the moment Godard ceases being a director and transforms into a filmmaker: the quote from Wiazemsky could easily be applied to Godard's career thereafter this film. Like Furtado says, "Godard, the sad jester." - equally tragic and one of the most bracingly optimistic films of Godard's oeuvre: a true cinema of ideas - truly the work of…
"I got beat up. I'm the victim here."
"Cross the room if you've ever been blamed for something you didn't do."
Many months before the films North American release, I joked that Good Time looked like "a modern-day Phil Karlson picture" so I was doubly pleasantly surprised when I found that this film approximated that feeling. In his annual love-letter to Cannes, Mark Peranson called the film "a kind of Dionysian New York Gesamtkunstwerk....immersion without identification." Where Good Time…
"No-one's ever gotten this close before."
I was going to write that this is the most adventurous film made in Hollywood since Heaven's Gate, but what is that compared to calling it Mann's best movie? It's both a culmination and expansion of hundreds of ideas Mann has toyed with since Thief. But there's something new here: this is a movie about collectives, not individuals, and the most beautiful thing about this movie is watching these characters learn to respect, trust…