If we could keep it all within the confines of Ferness, life would be perfect. Even if the town is open to another deal.
The real conspiracy is, with the editing style and stupid storytelling, people just don't like watching a bad film. Well, maybe some people. The Columbine killers code named their attack "NBK."
The result is a good, not great first script. There are two fantastic moments and many good ones to boot. It's not much more than that, even as Tarantino's legend rises beyond what anyone imagined.
See it if you want to see the kind of film Cruise made before he completely took control of his career. It's not worth sitting through otherwise, just to hum along.
The only other film I have seen of Bernedal's is The Possession, which is a wholesale improvement. He is able to concentrate on atmosphere and leave the script to someone else. One can see the connections between here and there. I would prefer to be there.
Reynolds does his very best straight face through all of Jerry's challenges. He's completely hidden any idea that he's in on the joke. Or even that it is intended to be a joke.
(Made) Five years removed from Brokeback Mountain, this still feels relatively early on in the process of getting beyond token gay characters.
"From an historical perspective, perhaps one can understand this being a Criterion release. I know some of this is dependent on what they can get the rights to overall. As a film, this one is kind of forgettable, if technically proficient. It's a good first attempt. "
Even through it's complicated history of interpretations, Metropolis is very much the definition of essential cinema.
This is the perfect film for Criterion treatment.