Audacious, ambitious, intriguing film-making.
I had only seen It Comes At Night from Trey Edward Shults prior to finally getting myself to see this. I wasn’t particularly drawn to that film, but having seen Waves I might have to revisit that sometime because this was something wildly different.
I tend to love this type of maximalist cinema. Maybe I’m not just critical and cynical enough to hate these films. The narrative structure reminded me of The Place Beyond the Pines, which was also very ambitious and surprisingly effective film.
But Waves is also maximalistic with its visuals. It comes with dramatic, energetic, glaring visuals, sometimes evoking this claustrophobic feeling with the chaotic editing. The use of music is stylistically in line.…