First time in an actual cinema in a long time and what a film to welcome me back. It would have been a travesty to watch this at home. The film demands the best screen and sound you can search out. Villeneuve delivers, the cast delivers, the VFX delivers, the score delivers, the sound design delivers. Literally fucking breath taking.
Afternoon screening at the wonderful Everyman Cinema, St John’s in Manchester.
Hitchcock's 'Shadow of a Doubt' filtered through the macabre of Dario Argento, the theatrics of Sam Mendes and the whimsy of a Lemony Snicket novel.
However, the film is saved by the darkly radiant Mia Wasikowska and the reptilian Matthew Goode who make this super stylised film more than watchable.
The melodramatic camera work occasionally verges on parody and the graphic novel visuals become a little tiresome, but I couldnt help but enjoy this film.
The necessity of turning off ones brain whilst watching this movie cannot be overstated.
However, the silliness is half saved by a cast of charismatic actors turning in ok performances. Mélanie Laurent is charming, as is Mark Ruffalo, but I would be grateful if somebody could please stop Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine from making any more films.
The trick of this film is that it seems to be entertaining you until it ends and you are left with a…