Not the most riveting heist/crime picture, but there's a lot of Pigalle flavor and a restless camera that quite obviously paves the way for le new wave. But if we're talking about ironic endings to 1956 heist movies, I'm going to take THE KILLING all the way.
Stunning. This might be a 10 on another viewing just because it is so knotty and there’s no way I caught everything that is wonderful about this film. But I caught a lot. Best blocking of any film ever? Probably. Best sunglasses? Definitely. This is a goddam motion picture, folks. And please, my God, anyone who is planning to make a movie that makes use of space (every movie ever), please study how this film makes sure that we know exactly where everyone is in relation to everyone else at all times. Study that tailing scene in the streets! Study it!
Caught this on opening night in noted film capital New York City and my friend and I were the only people in the theater. That was the best part. This movie is just an awful mess, tonally all over the place, insanely misguided at best, offensively manipulative at worst. It doesn't even TRY to have a point. I have no idea how anyone could pick up this script and be like, "yes, I want to make this. This speaks to…