The Last Duel

The Last Duel ★★★★

A lot of peers have been describing this as Rashomon by way of Ridley Scott, which is a very fitting descriptor for how this story is approached. Nonetheless, I think that the subjective approach between the shifting perspectives only emphasizes the impact of the truth - aided by the fact the screenplay written by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Nicole Holofcener was also divided up into the segments that we're seeing in the film creating the contradicting points of view as we see. By a certain point, The Last Duel doesn't make itself all about whose truth it was that matters, because there's a nightmare for women being emphasized in that feeling they are a part of a men's game - which still feels resonant now.

It results in a very bleak picture, but one that's as beautiful as one could expect from Ridley Scott. Jodie Comer steals the show, as the story slowly turns over to become that of her own.

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