This is what I would call a 'stylized' thriller. Carey Mulligan is in it and Ryan Gosling (who looks super hot). The story began ok, but then just took a turn for the gore and the story became hollow. The soundtrack, however, is kick-ass. The film has a nice look to it but I don't think all the stylization aided the narrative. Roger gave this 3.5 stars. I'd give this 2. 1 for the story and an extra one for the look/soundtrack.
Posted by unarex at 5/20/2012 08:17:00 PM
Streaming on NF. This is one of the most visually arresting and beautiful films I've seen. It is inspired by the painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder's 1564 painting The Way to Calvary so the landscapes have a very painterly look to them and there's an interesting narrative. Not very much dialogue, just scenes telling a tale of these people's lives back then. There are some gory moments, but this very well could be a great film. Near-great at its minimum.
Posted by unarex at 5/08/2012 10:19:00 PM