Just right. A film for all days, and all ages.
That said, the film may not work as an exploration of the actual painting and its creator, but I wasn't looking for it to be, my expectations were completely open-ended.
I thought it was wonderfully realised, the editing was highly evocative. The film kind of made me feel helpless and sad, which may have been the goal, since it ought to be impossible to escape its honesty.
Davies, you have done it again! Bravo!
Amazing film, unbelievably interactive use of camera to elicit meaning. One of the finest film's I've ever seen.
Beautifully shot film that gets more interesting each minute, and is surprisingly subtle.
This film was powerful, epic, unforgettable, ha. Wait, I'm the first to comment on it here? Surprising.
Didn't hit me as much as it should've, but still an impressive film in many respects. I'm not sure, I felt like the flim was too quick maybe, and some things felt glossed over.
Lord there is so much to say and examine in this film I am truly blown away, haven't been this mentally stimulated by a film in a while.
This film is like a complete anti-mystery mystery. Everything in the story points to the notion that her disappearance is pointless as a realistic plot device. It's as though Antonioni decided to make his female protagonist disappear offscreen for no reason, since the reason doesn't matter. What matters is the reactions of a group of people to the absence of their protagonist, as they reconstitute their conventions.
This was amazing. Watch it twice in a week amazing. The first time to just feel it hit you, the second time to really absorb it and examine the genius unconventionalities. This one has displaced The Lady Without Camelias (another masterpiece) as my new favourite Antonioni. I'm highly satisfied thus far with my chronological exploration of his work.
More nuanced than the surface directly relates. I liked it.
Damn this is a good film, but also frustrating as well. I haven't read the novel, so all I have is what the film showed me. I feel like the film leaves so much unexplored, lots of stuff is just left suspended as we move along. This sense of unexplored variables lasted right up to the last shot. It was annoying, but I watched it twice in a row, the film must be doing something right! Gets in your head, but very cold.
Hollow but kind of interesting in the moment.
Rousing, dark, heartfelt, emotional. I liked it a lot.
A long overdue rewatch has definately cemented this one as 5 stars. Easily my favourite Mamet film.
I really liked the other screenshot. What a great film this is.
I loved it. Lolita is still Kubrick's worst in my books, as far as The Killing onward.
What a moving, innovative, timeless film. I was hooked to the screen, repeatedly astonished by the direction of the film and its manner of unfolding. Pretty much every shot's a keeper.
This was a highly impressive introduction to the famous director. The story was brilliantly told, often surprising, always true.
Right now, I'm just like, wow.
I enjoyed the heck out of this.
I was riveted, but, dare I say I was more immersed in Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors? I think so, but they are both films you want to see more than once, which is as far as I've taken it.
The whole film is immersive and captivating. I'm glad I'm seeing this before I move on to most of Antonioni's later work.
the poetry stung my eyes, shocked my heart, and stuck in my brain.
This is the first Tarr film I've gotten to see and it will become one of my favourites im sure! The presence of certain people (the old woman) is enough to add to the sadness that permeates much of the film. Spare use of dialogue sheds meaning on all the moments of silence. Such a sad and ultimately brilliant film.
It made me cry. Something so horrific, dealt with so deeply and movingly. Wonderful, perfect narrration.
Wow! This was a mesmerizing experience, and one I will never forget. Can't wait to watch the sequals.
Stanley Kubrick has completely changed the way I look at cinema. He has created films with staying power, films that an highly intelligent alien species would find challenging, important, and timeless. lol. Greatest filmmaker whose films I've had the honor of seeing many times.