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  1. Giacomo Pozzi's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

  2. Adam Whybray's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    4.5. The warmest of chilly Greenaway, I reckon. The interplay of colours upon flat surfaces is equal to the best of abstract expressionism, though almost pre-modern in sensibility, modern in thematics, and post-modern in aesthetic game-playing [while all the time adhering to the rules of Renaissance art]. Offers, by its end, a surprisingly convincing portrait of grief. The only thing Jim Davidson has been good for.

  3. Aurore's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    Peter Greenaway at his best.

  4. Scienceofphantoms's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    One Greenaway composition feels like it took a career's worth of effort. A whole movie of them always feels like an overload, is supposed to feel like an overload. Here he's earned a place in Deleuze's books by virtue of the rushed ideational connection. It's one thing to overdetermine your characters, it's another to draw characters who desire their images to be swallowed by history (natural or otherwise). Punny.

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    Un foisonnement d'idées, totalement maîtrisées, où se télescopent et se complètent la dualité de l'être humain, l'évolution selon Darwin et les femmes peintes par Vermeer, le pourrissement des corps, dans une oeuvre d'une richesse évidente, débordante... www.cinefiches.com

  6. ginobartolomi's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    So brilliantly cheeky in only a way that Greenway can achieve. By the time you've digested the absurdity of a situation, you're already in the middle of something even more laughable or cringe-worthy than before. I always appreciate the questions Greenway proposes with his films w/o taking himself too seriously, or- seriously at all. Easily one of the most gorgeously composed works of art you'll ever see.

  7. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

  8. Emil Kurjak's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    https://empireofcinema00.blogspot.it/2016/09/recensione-lo-zoo-di-venere-il.html

  9. Federico Maria Baldacci's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

  10. jonijtr's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    Possibly one of a film with the greatest Mise-en-scène i've ever seen.

  11. Glue Sniffer's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    Uwielbiam ten film! Wielowątkowa historia, której wspólnym elementem jest ZOO. Produkcja nie daje nam zbyt dużo odpowiedzi na pytania, które zadajemy sobie podczas oglądania tego barwnego obrazu a nanosi kolejne np. o życiu, jego sens lub też gdzie są jego początki.

  12. Kamran's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    An eccentric and highly formalist film with rather abstract intellectual content unique to Greenaway's obsessions. 83/100 - Great.

  13. Dogville59's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    A strange film but the mise-en-scene, music and cinematography are beautiful. A lot of symmetry with many shots having both sides duplicates of each other. It seems to be a meditation on evolution, life and death, decomposition, sex and obsessions.

  14. Jason's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    It is interesting how far out of popular cinephilic esteem Mr. Greenaway has fallen over the past few decades. Once highly revered, now a figure of scorn. It would seem the diminishing quality of his work speaks to this. Were we all wrong in the 90s? As a teenager during that time, Greenaway was unspeakably huge to me, and Zoo was my favorite Greenaway. Does it stand up? Unquestionably. Though I see it w/ new eyes.

  15. Paul Narvaez's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    3.5 Visually splendid, conceptually ambitions, as an entertainment experience...kinda weak.

  16. Will Carnes's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    Completely ridiculous and brilliantly scored by Michael Nyman. Greenaway is so prolific it's hard to pick favorites, but this is mine (or at least of his early period).

  17. anschyn's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    oswald and oliver are like everyone's fantasy

  18. Stefan Drees's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    A perfect example for Greenaway's obsession with numbers, alphabetical orders, Renaissance and (early) Baroque painting - in this case especially Vermeer, but you can also find many references to Brueghel (e.g. in the composition of the flower bouquets) as well as visual reflexions on still lifes, birth, death and decay (the vanitas motif). And the film is the second of six cooperations with composer Michael Nyman.

  19. ali mcreynolds's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    visually stunning, stomach churning.

  20. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

  21. MichaelDub's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    Good early Greenaway. Love it.

  22. astygianelysium's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    cinematic form over emotive function. but when the evolutionary montages & symmetrical collages come at you so deftly, it's hard fault the film for leaving you cold.

  23. UterusFactory's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

    Painterly mise-en-scene and breathtaking meditations on decay save this from being a bit of a dud. Greenaway's exuberant, slightly pedantic use of as many symbols and concepts as he can lay hands on, in addition to some disappointing misogyny, makes the middle of this film somewhat tedious and bloated. Fortunately, he manages a neat conclusion that does actually deliver some of the conceptual payoff he promises

  24. GreenROCK's rating of the film A Zed and Two Noughts

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