The kind of vague, oversimplified, unfocused storytelling that feels more like virtue-signalling than a genuine lament of the justice system, or a study of the failure to protect such and such community in such and such a time. Decent performances that flourish within the taut, well-crafted visuals that ooze tension. Despite its merits it felt scattered, sensational, with a rushed third act.
Detroit, '67 - WarZone. A powerful white woman makes history by directing such an important movie, tackling such a sensitive story; by showing so much love for the black people and the black culture. Congratulations for Kathryn Bigelow !!! Raw emotions, so much rage and frustration. The events are faithful depicted, that's the true and we all know it. Cops shot the kid.
Airplane movie. Really a 2 because it awkwardly reduces some very complicated politics pertaining to a specific time and place to 2010s social media hyperbole (I lived in Michigan for several years and have been to Detroit many times) but I liked the middle stretch despite that because it was like a home invasion film with the cops as the sadistic killers.
La scelta dei disegni per l'introduzione è molto originale. Ogni storia ha bisogno dei suoi protagonisti, nella parte iniziale passa troppo tempo prima che ne venga presentato uno come si deve. Si comincia con una serie di scene intense, ma che lo fanno sembrare un documentario. Superato il primo quarto d'ora, il film migliora, diventa dinamico e rimane lineare nonostante i vari passaggi tra un personaggio all'altro.
Exactly what happened that night has been researched and debated for fifty years. Half a century and nobody can tell the actual story with certainty. This film gives one version, but that is not based on good evidence, it is a theory of what may have happened, and fictionalized to make for more exciting cinema.
it's an important film for our times, but for me a lot of scenes where too long winded, without actually adding much suspension, the brutality was just too obvious (something that is common to contemporary cinema) but it could also be shown in a much less superficial way the trial scene was great though. Maybe i'm critical because the same day I watched the film 3 Billboards Outside of Ebbing which was epic
What really strikes me is how little has changed since 1967. This could have happen last week, anywhere in the US, where black lives still not matter much to the white status quo. Macho cops play racist sadistic mind games, à la Stanford prison experiment, abusing and vilifying women & the ensuing trial is a joke, like in most cases involving police brutality. The black community loses. it's daily life in America.
Après une première partie documentaire sur les émeutes de 67 à Detroit, le film de Bigelow se poursuit par une très très longue séance de sadisme policier, qui se vautre dans le voyeurisme de la violence. La démonstration est interminable et ne conduit nulle part. Bref, je ne sais pas où était le chef d'oeuvre monumental... mais cette dénonciation du racisme parvient juste à se mettre à leur niveau de bêtise.
Non riesco a dare meno di 4s alla Bigelow, ma in questo caso forse siamo più da ***/. Gran regia, grande tensione, ottimi gli attori, scelte drammaturgiche impeccabili. Fortemente polemico. Ideale per angry teenager. Sempre lodata nostra signora del cinema.
A hard watch. A very hard watch. Glad to have seen it but will not revisit. Unfortunately this is not a time capsule film. The overreach of the police is very apparent especially in these similar communities. Finn was great. Glad to see him outside of the Star Wars. His performance was very mature and thoughtful and his character and his predicament that he found himself in was fascinating.
Detroit will spark some debates as to whether or not it was simplistic and even a bit exploitative, but Bigelow's talent allows the viewer to be truly immersed in the story. The (very) long sequence in the motel was the best exemple of how visceral cinema can. I myself couldn't even breathe during the last 45 minutes of the movie.