Reynolds is the perfect character for Day-Lewis to bid farewell through. He’s a man whose lifelong passion serves as both sustinence and poison. His fascination in and love for fabric constantly undercut by its necessity for flesh. A man who dresses to disguise, to perform, to exist. When that is taken away - what is there but the heart wrenching and cruel come down? Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
As a result of festival carry overs, this is the first truly remarkable film of 2017. Yeah, it's taken a long time to get here, but damn this is just filmmaking on another level. Beat for beat the Safdie Bros have escalated every single aspect of what makes them great. From street casting to tense openings, from claustrophobic photography to problematic protagonists; Good Time is a film that shook me to my goddamn soul and then by the time the credits rolled, had me in tears. Thank you for this, it's why I love film.