This film is more about emotional depravity than sex addiction.
This film was anti-cinematic, with the exceptions of the magnificent womb scene (which was absurdly cut away from without a substantial & meaningful transition), and the final scene of rebirth in the water, which was stripped of it's poetry with the overly triumphant exit scene. Definitely prefer the mundane existentialism of Moon or the silence & humor of the very cinematic Wall-e.
Loved the first 2/3rds of the film - great visuals - very bizarre and suspenseful. The last third was mostly running, eating "barbecue", and (way too much!) screaming. I hate incessant screaming. Not scary - just annoying. Also enjoyed how much it was influenced by Scooby Doo. Seriously.
Eva Marie Saint! Hitchcock's funniest, most entertaining film.
A film about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when it was still known as "shell shock".
So many subtle details surface with each screening. The film is as much about traditional male initiation as it is direct cultural context.
Definitely several layers to uncover, yet maybe too captive to itself as a message film. Was not expecting the weight of the final (Buddhist) turn, and not sure (without a second watch) that it is, what is actually wants to be...
Another great Dennis Lehane adaptation. Qualifying the question of right & wrong is given it's due weight here - not letting responsibility off the hook.
"You're only as healthy as you feel." - TB
An excellent transition from Silent to "Talkie" - Dreyer creates a true aesthetic nightmare through image that includes minimal sound.
Isn't this the real "facebook" movie?
Not only does this "documentary" give birth to film theory...it does so without words.
The end of cinema.
The most poignant "rage against the machine" film ever created?
The most "human" film ever made?
An extraordinary existential piece that, at times, forces us to look at our humanity through the poverty of the human face.
Dangerous and spontaneous, "Shadows" presents issues of racism and sexism through the purity of improvisation. Six Stars.
"I'm boarding this run-down truck, but you're trying to catch the train of humanism before it's too late. I won't stop you. You seem willing to pay the fare, no matter how high."