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It's surely not easy to bring Napoleon on the big screen once again, there is even a Wikipedia page about Napoleon's cultural depictions through the decades. Probably nothing will come close to Abel Gance's 5+ hours epic and Albert Dieudonné's interpretation. So how do you tell his story in 2023? Ridley Scott as the director and Joaquin Phoenix as the main protagonist is a good start. Charismatic yet laughable characters such as Napoleon Bonaporte are made for the big screen.…
Ain't it funny how I went to the cinema in cloudy, warm weather and left with rain? It was just perfect cause I knew almost nothing about KOTFM. I just knew that the operation Scorsese + De Niro + DiCaprio is equal to I have to watch it. By the end, it's raining anyway. So, as narrative behemoth films keep getting trending even among the average audience, I can't help but be…
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Gaspar Noé in the first half: This is fine.
Gaspar Noé in the second half: Ok that's enough, time to destroy every single character.
His quintessential. The last 10 minutes (before the arrival of the police) are one of the best depictions of living hell in Earth. The more the film goes on, the less you understand what is really happening. Amazing acting (most of the scenes are improvised), amazing experience.
Try not to blow up the world
Pure man-made horror in every respect. Three fast, gracious hours of impeding doom, concatenations of personalities and existential dread.
The screen seems ready to explode as the film is following the style of a doomsday clock, where midnight is given by the Trinity Test sequence. Celebrations with American flags, solemn speeches but it's all about failure: social, political, sentimental, parental and self-failure. Nolan faces the biopic genre and comes out an absolute winner.