I have no prior admiration for the Safdie Brothers or their work, but this was an incredible experience. Hypnotic, bathed in coloured light, and dripping with a pulsating soundtrack. Further than how fun the movie itself was, it's inspiring to see independent filmmakers make something true to themselves, with the help of a brandname actor, and catapult their vision into mainstream cinemas.
Digital. Makes you want to say that after all widescreen should only serve to shoot snakes and funerals, by the disorderly way that the camera rehearses a camera-character perspective- and Cassavetes will always be a reference for these filmmakers. Starting from assumed cinematographic references, the act of friction sought and grossly amplified by the music, only materializes at the cinematography level. Great cast.
Cross the room if: you've ever fallen in love. Cross the room if: you miss New York shot like this as Cassavetes, Warhol, Leone, Coppola, Menken, Gray, Friedkin, De Palma, Stone, Lumet, Scorsese, Lee, Clark, Menken, Dassin, Seidelman, Carpenter, Polanski, Kazan, Ferrara & Pakula once did too.
Cross the room if: you love Oneohtrix Point Never's music. Cross the room if: you can save your loved ones but not yourself.▽
If you look away from some silly aspects - who's going to rob a bank with a disabled brother? how could you mistake your brother for someone else? - "Good Time" is a thrill ride, with a memorable soundtrack and intense colours. Robert Pattinson is magnetic.
A ferocious thriller exploring class, privilege, and poverty whose frantic nervousness recalls, as many have said, the classic NYC films of the 70s but it's honestly reflective of the present unlike the majority of films today. Robert Pattison is worthy of a truck-load of awards. Shot by Sean Price Williams in a dankly glorious/skittish way. The Safdie Bros got the right stuff. One of the very best films of the year.
Robert Pattinson gives a revelatory performance here showing his recent turn in 'Lost City of Z' was no fluke. The Safdie brothers latest film is a gorgeous creation of an endless night amongst the thieves and downtrodden awash in neon and a wonderful score (by Daniel Lopatin) that brings back memories of the eighties output of Tangerine Dream. Scripting by Ronald Bronstein and Josh Safdie is exceptional.
W/ HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT and its logical follow-up GOOD TIME, the Safdies make it clear that they are not merely in the business of producing disparate amusements, but in fact have embarked on something like a project. This is a distinct and gripping vision of urban cinema, aided to no end by the cinematography of Sean Price Williams. Robert Pattinson gives a peerless performance running con at the speed of thought.
The music in this film is incredible and the way it is used in this picture is absolutely brilliant. It sucks you into this story about characters you wouldn't normally care for but through great editing and cinematography sprinkled with the vibrant sounds and colors blaring off the screen, this picture will have you on the edge of your seat the whole way through and Pattinson totally blends into his role.