One of my favorite movies of all time. In my top ten depending on what day you ask me. I can't even use enough adjectives to describe just how much I love this movie and what it means to me. Moore's performance in my opinion is iconic. I've seen many others play drunk, but none as endearing as Moore's Arthur. Gielgud's Oscar winning performance will always put this movie on cinephiles radar, but there is so much more to this…
Going in, my knowledge of Jane Austen was nil. I usually avoid British Period films, mostly because I have had more negative experiences than positive. However there have been some exceptions, but those are usually due to the time period being a favorite of mine. However 18th century isn't one of those, making Austen a novelist I have avoided until now.
I know Ang Lee has a massive fan base amongst cinephiles, making this a must see for many. However,…
Funny how a film about pretentious people having pretentious conversations, isn't really pretentious. Of course the big question is, are we supposed to sympathize with these characters or feel sorry for them. I certainly don't sympathize with them, because I have never been a Manhattan socialite, nor have an Ivy League education. Stillman however, a Harvard grad, I'm sure was writing on his own experiences, so I suspect we are meant to. For me I can relate to these characters…
I liked it, I enjoyed it, it was fun well made, and not as long as 2. Nothing will ever come close to the original, but I wouldn't expect that. No question better than the spin off films, but it's not as if that is saying a lot. Farmiga and Wilson are great as usual, I have no problems with them making as many as these as they want. Will it have sustained repeatability, who knows? But if you want a fun 2 hour horror movie you could do a lot worse, just don't hold out hope for anything new or original.
Wow, even better than I remembered. So utterly brutal, just like Scene From a Marriage. Liv and Ingrid toe to toe in an epic battle of out of this world acting skills. Watch something like Cries and Whispers and see how Liv is cruel and seductive, then to Autumn Sonata where she spends so much of it meek and passive. Watch Gaslight to see Ingrid vulnerable to this, where she is cold and callus. Just two utterly outstanding performances.