Manipulative and exploitative. What happened to Joe Berlinger?
I can't remember another film that's such a mess in the first half but transforms into something that is mostly refined in the second half. I'd have to rewatch to see if I was just missing something, but I disliked the first half quite a bit.
Also, how can you look at Riz Ahmed's character and think it's a good idea to name him Ruben?
Let's be real, this is more a work of art than anything some old French or Italian dude painted a bunch of years ago. You don't have to watch any other movie to know that this is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made. One of the best movies, period. Amazing shot after amazing shot, through the entire film. It only takes you about five minutes into the movie to realize you are watching something truly amazing, and Kubrick doesn't disappoint.…
This is a very powerful movie, led by a strong lead performance by Peter Mullan. He stars as Joseph, a rageful and violent man who is starting to see his own flaws but can't seem to change. He meets a woman, Hannah, and the movie documents a transitioning time in both their lives.
I kind of put off watching this; these intense emotionally painful movies are not what I'm usually in the mood to watch, but this wasn't as hard…