When I watched Good Time, I was immediately attracted to the idea of knowing more about the Safdie brothers work. And I have to admit that I liked Heaven Knows What even more. The movie shows a side of addiction that becomes actually funny not to say tragic. Abusive relationships, heroine addiction and always returning to the very same spot, that's pretty fucked up.
Stories of young people who who squat, take drugs, scarify or cut their veins do connect you? Here's a movie for you. === Les histoires de jeunes qui squattent, se droguent, se scarifient ou se coupent les veines vous branchent ? Voici un film pour vous.
The Safdie brothers make great exploitation cinema. We've seen this kind of movie before, as far back as Christiane F & as recent as Catch Me Daddy. The over stylistic approach (be it shallow focus camera work, 90s typeface or trance music that no one ever listened to sincerely) just panders to ID magazine & post capitalist NYC. This film is ugly, it glorifies addiction yet looks down it's nose at the downtrodden. D-
Would've been five stars if the guy who worshiped the darkness didn't accidentally burn to death. First of all it looked very unrealistic. Secondly it is very unrealistic. Thirdly it discredited the whole idea behind cinema verite. Could've knocked it out of the park without that. It would have been as mature as any Haneke, Cassavetes, Dardenne's, et al.
Realistic portrayal of a group of junkies and some of their daily experiences from an extremely detached and voyeuristic perspective. Great performances all around and one of the trippiest soundtracks I have heard in a long time. The fact that the script is based off the main actress's unpublished memoir makes the whole thing even more intriguing.
From stumbling across the trailer i thought it had potential and looked interesting,after watching it i was wrong for the most part.It does have its moments but those moments are few and fleeting.It just doesn't holdup cohesively and overall my viewing experience with it just felt so shallow that it left me cold.See it strives to be a certain type of film but it just can't achieve it in any meaningful/memorable way.