- Oct 25, 2017
Loved Silence up until the ending. Should’ve left it ambiguous
Is this Thanos burner account?Endgame is a pile of shit that seemed to never end. A slog of a narrative based on repetition of prior events, an absurd amount of saccharine that has no right to exist and everything culminates in a cgi cringefest final battle. Point me to a well composed scene in this film. You can't.
Snap this film from existence.
Silence by a hair. Both stupendous, and First Reformed has the better performance(s), but Silence is Scorsese in wizened master mode
same tbh. It’s just so goddamn boring.Endgame is a pile of shit that seemed to never end. A slog of a narrative based on repetition of prior events, an absurd amount of saccharine that has no right to exist and everything culminates in a cgi cringefest final battle. Point me to a well composed scene in this film. You can't.
Snap this film from existence.
Kichijiro is a potently conveyed mold of man. An element that holds the film's heart with probably the most resonant reflection on, simply, the most unplaceable, bottom of the barrel belligerence -- human folly; our will to inconsistency, amok recidivism. The inability to even trust the supposed trust you have in your self. For an archetype to lend such power without falling into tedium or the service of a single dimension is helped in no small manner by the strong character play throughout, great shot framing and invisible track absence in tow. Scorsese and co. deliberate here -- it grows more and more suffocating as the acts pass by and you barely take notice.I far prefer First Reformed. I like Silence but I don't think of it as one of Scorsese's best as some do. Silence is only ever interesting to me 1.In the conversations scenes involving Ogata/Neeson for its dicussion of imperialism and the culutural lens through which we interpret meaning 2.In how it treats the character of Kichijiro on sin and forgiveness. But these scenes are brief and not perfect. It kinda lost me on the discussion of faith. First Reformed's concerns are may be not as interesting but feel a lot more immediate and relevant to today but that's just the top layer of the story. Beneath is the age old Paul Schrader character from Taxi Driver. However Schrader does some interesting things with this premise using elements from the the genre he calls the Transcendental Style. And that ending is amazing. Silence is the more visually pleasing film though.
It has been ages since I saw this! I was thinking of it recently and was wondering if it aged well. You’re saying it is still holding up?
A cinematic pinnacle. Tarkovsky's spiritual, impressionistic opus.
Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine will always be part treasure. Both are as invigorating as they are somewhat overtly affected, but they are as solid a translation of such concepts than one can get. Classic Charlie.
Funny enough, the only thing that's dated about it is the very first second where you see a 90s as fuck title card but the rest is great.
glad to see someone else share my opinion about this film
Plenty of film dorks even on here enjoy stuff like the MCU. Art house films have plenty of heavy handed stinkers and most, in fact, suck -- aka film school graduate project syndrome.
Hey dude why do you feel so butthurt and threatened over some people not liking a movie made by a massive conglomerate that has been widely embraced by the general public and will make billions of dollars. What’s at stake for you here exactly
I'm not the one acting butthurt or.. Threatened? Really? Look at your post!
Honestly none of the editing bothered me at all, the movie gets by on the hilarious two-man game between Georgie and Fanny. Proto Arrested Development.There are kernels of an interesting here that is just totally ruined in the ending. The film often feels rushed, especially in the second half, jumping from scene to scene without strong throughlines or glossing over fairly important plot or character turns in just seconds. Here and there you can get a glimpse of a good film buried underneath a lot of frankly baffling editing decisions (on more than one occasion the film fades out on a character mid-dialogue! they don't even finish speaking!); Welles' narration about George getting his comeuppance and no one being around to remember or care is a particular highlight. But a lot of character work feels muddled and the story of an old-money family being passed by the times feels like more of a backdrop than it should've been. The ending lives up to its infamous reputation and while it's not fair to hold that against Welles since he had no control of it, it still exists and is so utterly lame that I'm kind of amazed this movie has fans at all. I wasn't even that into it -- tbh I found the film pretty cold and distant for most of its length - and I even thought the ending totally ruined everything the story seemingly about and building toward. Maybe one day all the excised footage will show up in somebody's closet and a better recut will emerge.
the movie isn't any more racist than than all the ww2 movies with faceless enemies, the way people champion the actual battle can be pretty racist, but the movie i think is trying to not glory that notion. the success of that may be up for debate.
I watched it twice just to make sure it wasn't me cause this movie is super lame. If I remember it's like 2+ hours of meandering followed by 10 minutes of cartoonish violence. No idea why this is held up as "one of the saddest movies ever" or some shit.
Check my Letterboxd for receipts, I stopped watching around Ultron. Which means I have the Bona Fides to tell you these movies suck dick.
Some of us have children and you have to bite the bulletI'm not the one acting butthurt or.. Threatened? Really? Look at your post!
I'm just curious, I see a lot of vitriol directed towards MCU films in here and I'm curious why you guys even waste your time when it's clear you already know you're not going to like it. I get it, you don't like these films. Why bother watching them?