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I can't speak on this as an adaptation because I haven't gotten into the games nearly as much as I'd have liked to yet, but I honestly enjoyed this for what it was. It carries a nice horror tone that successfully adds an almost constant feeling of tension throughout, and it uses that as a backdrop for its monsters and action. I got too much enjoyment out of this to call it a bad movie, despite its flaws, and it…
The Power of the Dog is a patient film, one that decides right from the onset to take its time, but it does this nearly to a fault. Granting your patience to a film that, like this, wants you to breathe slowly along with it can lead to beautiful things when it's earned, but this didn't always do it for me, unfortunately.
The first act feels a bit methodical in getting its feet off the ground while introducing itself, and…
Ridley Scott's House of Gucci is driven by its performances. All visual and technical aspects of the film reflect true skill and talent from behind the scenes and behind the camera, with top notch cinematography, lighting, production design, and hair and makeup. The camera direction is strong overall, but I don't understand the occasional choice to shoot with added shakiness that doesn't do anything for any of the scenes it's implemented in.
The performances, though, are what ultimately bring the…
A big improvement on the 2017 cut of the film. It felt like a long watch, of course, but it didn't drag as I expected after hearing about the four-hour runtime. My thoughts on the characters are about the same, except for Cyborg who saw a lot of improvements in this version of the film. It's got its problems and the pacing with the epilogue really faltered, but overall I enjoyed it throughout for the most part.