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scenes. I thought they were well shot and very intense but not out of keeping with the thrust and significance of the plot; young gilr's first sexual and emotional bonding. The fling with the guy didn't seem to hit the spot for her; Emma certainly did, and it deserved to be honestly represented. The scene when they first met after the bar and sat on the park bench, each unsure if the other was going to make a move was, I found, absolutely electrifying.
The big one though, the ten minute one. That's the one that's been generating all the talk. That's the one I meant.
I thought the park bench scene was great too. Also the second bench scene with just Adele.
Watched Argo. I liked it but wasn´t blown away by it. It looked fantastic, though.
Also caught up on netflix and watched "Side Effects". Nice turn around in the story, didn´t expect it at first. "The Warriors", which I wanted to see for a while. Very simple plot but quite enjoyable. And last, "Before Midnight". What a great ending. Loved every minute of their conversations, such amazing writing from all 3.
Love that film.
Looking forward to watching Barbara, which is now on Netflix. I'd like to see how it represents East Germany compared to The Lives of Others which, based on my admittedly limited knowledge, does it brilliantly.
Thanks for the tip - Barbara is in my que now. Watched this last night. Thumbs sideways.
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What a piece of shit. Almost as bad as Holy Motors. The imagery was amazing, really 10/10 stuff, and there were some really beautiful moments and some sensational acting. But the movie just had no cohesiveness, or point really. It was a mess, way too artsy fartsy. How this dude won best director at Cannes for this is beyond me. Watch the trailer below, it seems like it could have been something special.... nope.
Just saw the one of the best movies of the year.
The storytelling is sly and sophisticated, but extremely captivating - especially when you realize that all you're really watching is Phoenix carry on half a conversation. Cinematography, design and wardrobe mesh beautifully to create a very subtle future that could be tomorrow or 50 years from now.
I can easily see three Oscar noms: original screenplay, cinematography, and best actor.