One of the most accurate movies depicting not just cancer, but how any major medical event can change your life. Sometimes for worse, but also for the better. The dialog really authentically encapsulates the emotional journey of the characters and how relationships work in general. I can always find a small, intimate moment in each of Levine’s movies. This one has several: the cancer diagnosis, a halfway point where the cancer is really eating him away and lastly, the night…
As far as I’m concerned, this is one of the best movies ever made. Easily my pick for best Western, but also just a stunning visual achievement for motion pictures. Roger Deakins frames every single shot like it’s being paused for a painting. Andrew Dominik understands the power of visual storytelling and wisely lets the narration do the bulk of the pace-setting.
Call it slow, sure, but don’t call it boring or not a film that’s constantly telling its story…
This movie is nothing like the trailers. I was expecting another tired “creature” haunting a group of teens, but the actual film is James Badge Dale going down the drain of reality as he uncovers an age-old “being” that’s warping time itself. Woah, I need to think on this one for awhile.
About 30 minutes too long and man does this film look and feel cheap as hell, but Snyder brings a unique energy to his films that cannot be ignored. I loved the action and the endless bouts with the undead that never seem to grow boring or stale in this wild shoot-em-up flick. I just wish Snyder wasn’t the DP and the film cost more, because his visual artistry needs an endless budget.