Hot Tub With Kurt & Kristen
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Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando work the room like few others, and this film provides plenty of space.
This movie is easily one of the best looking John Huston films. It's a tightly wound domestic drama with thriller underpinnings and a thoughtful study of self-control or control, in general. Sex and violence are intertwined, sometimes on the surface, sometimes underneath - always with an implied threat. Huston seems to earnestly be trying to dig into unspoken social…
Ambitious and intimate, this film is a wonderful piece of American zeitgeist. It's a grand ode to an earnest, yet stunted culture. It's a treat to view a story effortlessly assembling a collage of perspectives - adjoined with both curious warmth and soft ridicule. The layered and lived-in sound design and visual stoicism are exciting, creating the kind of film that feels singular and timeless.
Absolutely love the hard cynical turn the final 45 minutes.