NYU Film, undergrad 2018
Currently living in Seoul
Free and imaginative camera direction and exciting, and full-of-energy editing is the most memorable quality of this film.
But by giving a full concentrated watch, the film proves to be impressive in more of the screenplay. The camera direction and editing decisions clearly made possible because of how ordered and crafted the screenplay was.
Honest, almost confessional,
Bold, almost heroic.
Spectacular in authenticity -
of the people inhabit the frame,
from Mickelson's Tony to the hookers
in Kurt the Cunt's brothel.
Refn is a magician
in how he can illustrate this vision
through such lively energy
He seems to have no obstacle.
Magical in how the film finds these perfect locations
with perfect ways to tell the story.
This is a film I admire.
Personal as it gets coming from the genius of PTA, the film is a wailing of human soul yearning to touch one another - to forgive and to be forgiven, to live and love, the "Phantom Thread" that ties us together as human beings...
The absurdity of human experience, so palpable, and the hope we find in each other as much as we hurt each other is what motivates the cuts between the shots in this movie. This auteur film…