I remember strongly disliking this to the point of finding it almost unbearable.
Would've been incredible had they lopped off that last scene, which was laughable to the point of being embarrassing.
An otherwise gorgeous and intelligent film, nightmarish at times and consistently thick with dread. I literally thought it ended at one point so when it lit back up with a scene which on its own felt like a made-for-TV prairie movie I was pissed.
everything going through my head while watching Salo a second time:
- jesus christ c i n e m a t o g r a p h y
- oh god its the poop again
- shit thats a good ass
- everyone has really good asses
- that Sergio guy is fucking hot
- it's a bit obvious...should I lower the star rating?
- wow fascism is Bad. i understand now
- jesus christ pier cant you be more subtle
"Time destroys all things."
Irreversible is both mind-blowing and mind-numbing at the same time.
Gaspar Noe's visual style is a flashy whirlwind of lights and colours, and he doesn't shy away from anything. The camera swoops in on every unpleasant detail and draws full focus on things that we as an audience do not want to see. He's applauded for this some and condemned for this by others - yet no matter where you stand, you'd be downright ignorant to…