Coming of age in Transnistra of all places.
Watching this film again you realize that Kubrick isn't much of a "storyteller" but more someone who is interested in creating a relentless atmosphere. Had to think of his last work "Eyes Wide Shut" that in hindsight was better and certainly underrated.
You also see that Jack Nicholson's "acting" style seems more and more ridiculous now. This is "over the top" taken to the extreme. More funny than anything to believe and take seriously.
I have to think about this for awhile. What I have to think about is, ' what exactly is the intention of the director in regard to the Tarantino violence in the film. And in a way it seems more convincing and "acceptable" than in something like Kill Bill. The violence here seems to have a more organic function in the story than when Tarantino splashes the screen with uninhibited, unwatchable scenes of violence. The scenes don't have a "campy,…