I can’t stop thinking about this. As is the case with all comedians, I’m sure there are many people put off by Bo’s style—either more or less so here than in his other specials. I really like the guy, he’s incredibly talented. But this thing is just on a completely different plane. To call it a stand-up special feels like a misnomer. It’s more of a diary; exquisitely produced and edited, but it’s just one guy (who happens to ooze…
Let’s get my only complaint out in front: I have a hard time taking Nicolas Cage seriously, in any role.
THAT BEING SAID, this movie absolutely R I P S . The cinematography is phenomenal, the color palette is rich. The late, great Jóhann Jóhannsson’s final score is one for the books; I purchased it on vinyl less than 24 hours after I left the theater. It’s heavy and eerie, adding to the film’s greatest quality: atmosphere. The whole thing…
Man, it’s no surprise to me that this gem flew under the radar, but honestly how does a movie THIS GOOD fly under the radar??
Time seems to move differently in this movie. I guess not just time, but space too. Every character is floating more so than they are living. Precisely my kind of film, but certainly not fit for those who need action and conflict to stay engaged. This is just people, doing people stuff but in a mesmerizing atmosphere.
Now I can say that there’s an architecture-y movie that I love. One of the best of its year.