Forgot that Jimmy Stewart has that horribly stiff speech towards the end - he does his best with the material but it's just so canned and wildly unsuited to the shock of the moment. I assume Stewart and Hitchcock know how absurd it is for this man to act as if his words have been twisted by Brandon instead of simply and straightforwardly believed, but they don't really lean into it in a way that might unearth something truly cutting.…
The VIRGIN David Lean: ok so we've got a 4-hour WWI drama set in the Arabian desert, I think 2.20:1 is wide enough to convey the epic scope we're going for
The BETA Christopher Nolan: 2.39:1 will give my mind-bending sci-fi thriller that expansive quality it really requires
The CHAD Nicholas Ray: clearly 2.55:1 is the ideal aspect ratio for a 90-minute domestic drama set entirely in the American suburbs
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I watched this already knowing the twist, which I don't regret at all. Quite good as a depiction of how the desire to completely shield oneself from the violence of the outside world is itself a catalyst for violence, especially when enacted by people who have enough status and money to institute their own no-fly zone. The construction of "crime" as a unique and shocking category of social evil provides justification both for saving Lucius's life and for the elders'…