Favorites are the best first-time watches from last month
This is a ridiculous, absurd, over-the-top film that should have not worked in any universe, but it did. You may call that a statistical inevitability.
I believe the secret of its success is that all these extravagance is actually grounded on an equally eclectic, but surprisingly firm, philosophical base.
We live in a fragmented world where everything is accessible, where we can go everywhere, and do anything all at once. That's not fiction, is a consequence of diverse elements like…
This is the first one of the series I haven't watched before. Here's a few quick thoughts:
- You can see Cuarón's influence in a more creative camera, after the repetitive shot-reverse shot dynamic that had become so tiresome in the first two entries.
- J.K. Rowling is the queen of deus ex machina and plot twists without foreshadowing.
- I know later things get complicated between Snape and Dumbledore, but as of this point, Lupin is the only professor…
Although The Northman attempts at twisting the revenge story multiple times, and holds the rare distinction of being grounded on both admirable historicity and otherworldly mythology, I feel this is the first time Robert Eggers doesn't quite accomplish his vision to a full extent. I can't really pinpoint particular aspects that I found off. Overall, this is a great film, but I felt it lacked something important deep down.