Either the sound design rules or my sound bar is broken. Every footstep, every wrinkling of a piece of paper, all sound like they were recorded right next to the microphone with the feedback turned all the way up. Lynne Ramsay edits the shit out of her movies. With Morvern Callar and You Were Never Really Here especially, it feels like there’s a “normal” cut of the movie out there somewhere and she just chose to release the (for lack of a better word) remix, but they’re all the better for it. Speaking of, the soundtrack rules and Samantha Morton is fucking great.
- Joaquin Phoenix is predictably great. I mean, imagine this thing without him
- Actually kinda cool that a film this deeply unpleasant and without action is going to make 100 million dollars this weekend?
- I was not murdered
- This thing is so dumb. Big Dumb-Guy energy coming from this one and not in a good Den of Thieves way, but in a bad Boondock Saints way. It’s a movie made for a dude who hasn’t seen Heat…