Directed By Jonathon Glazer
This is an ‘art’ film in the truest sense. I’m still wondering if it had more dialogue than Space Odyssey.. At times it felt like a silent film! It was like a combination of everything I love about cinema.
The score was extremely unsettling, dissonant but subtle, mainly in the background, and had my body tensing up without me realising. I was still staring at the screen through the credits, hypnotised. That reaction was also a result of the camerawork – very unique, combining a documentary style (with hidden cameras, in the streets of Scotland and whatnot) with an extremely artistic, static style of shooting that reminds me a lot of Tarkovsky – several shots could be framed as a painting/photo. It was a visual experience for sure, I was frozen at several points, my eyes glued to what was on the screen.
It is very much left to interpretation, one could argue it was vague – but I think that was the intent, he wanted to make the source novel material more ambiguous and up to the viewer to decide. This movie is something else, the only thing I can think of that comes close is UPSTREAM COLOR, but only in the approach – throwing all the normal techniques of cinema out the window to create something that just sticks in your head, I’m gonna guess for about a week.
9.5/10 – unlike any film, or any piece of art, that I have ever seen. Unclassifiable and unmissable.
imperfection is perfection
Barber life, struggle, life
Reviews, predictions & rants from the mind of Jason Singer with no plot points given away...ever.
The good, the bad and the ugly; an uncensored look at the latest films hitting the big screen.
". . . first hand coverage, second hand news"
reflection + romance + release
Poetry Meets Film Reviews
My thoughts on films, music, books, travel
Art Cinema & Literature site NS
The Casual Way to Discuss Movies
And I thought I just had a crazy personality!
Wanderers in the world
Humanity, Positive, Gratitude
Film, Music, and Television Critic
Writer & Poet