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  1. dionysus67's rating of the film Kinetta

    In a peripheral and basse classe resort in Attica, a deracinated trio reenacts badly acted scenes of physical struggle. Lanthimos' procrastinated narrative has the capacity for irony and phenomenological revelation of deeply anchored everyday-life authority. Yet, the elimination of dramatic distance turns the distantiation effect on its head, delivering irritating camerawork and homunculi devoid of reciprocal bonds.

  2. minifig's rating of the film Kinetta

    For a short film by a director I've previously enjoyed I found this immensely boring. I like the oddness though, and I'm glad that Lanthimos found a way to share that oddness in later films whilst not making the whole film so excruciatingly tedious. At one point near the end a character puts a towel around her neck to make herself pass out. It felt like a review of the film.

  3. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Kinetta

    Three characters spend their time recreating violent acts to then capture on camera. What does it do for them? How did they make their connection. A lack of answers is both a strength & weakness here, with characters so lightly drawn that they threaten to fade away completely, and I assume that is also a very deliberate move to show how these people liven up and define themselves with their hobby.

  4. Andrew's rating of the film Kinetta

    Austere, opaque, awkward and somehow absolutely beguiling. Lanthimos excels at reinventing cinematic conventions, using non-narrative stasis and non sequitur to construct a world of anti-meaning. Brilliantly challenging.

  5. Hodek Van Mealstrom's rating of the film Kinetta

  6. smndvdcl's rating of the film Kinetta

    The enigmatic Lanthimos creates a concept that requires more than a little patience much like a Diaz or Ceylan film. At first glance, this post-structuralist thinkpiece may seem like watching paint dry, but like every great avant-garde auteur, it forms the foundation for his subversive oeuvre and filmmaking portfolio. Like a seemingly banal piece in a modern art gallery, there is more than meets the eye.

  7. Greg's rating of the film Kinetta

    Great to see earlier Lanthimos work and I wasn't left disappointed. As you would expect the film is an oddity but the themes of his latter work are all here. Violence, deadpan acting, eroticism but the key element as per norm is CONTROL. And the control comes with all the absurdity that you would expect and on occasion with hilarious consequences, if you're a bit warped perhaps... you may need to be.

  8. OldGermanCurrency's rating of the film Kinetta

  9. Gerard M Kelly's rating of the film Kinetta

    What a load of absolute drivel! Watching paint dry has suddenly become attractive!

  10. ohorabbit's rating of the film Kinetta

    A surreal, deadpan, desolate, hypnotic, obsessive and cryptic film that contains many signposts and pointers to what Lanthimos would subsequently go on to more fully realise both stylistically and artistically.

  11. Shane Ewen's rating of the film Kinetta

    Interesting to see Lanthimos develop his trademark deadpan surrealist style, but he disempowers his female characters in a way that his later films don't. Not a fan of the shaky cam.

  12. Neil Patrick's rating of the film Kinetta

    This film is exactly what the current abuse debate is all about. It could have been called ‘Homage to Harvey Weinstein’. It is extraordinary the efforts the cast put into trying to get the young actress to take her top off First we have her attacked and beaten. Then she is injured and commits suicide. I don’t think this effort enriches anyone and no amount of intellectualising reduces the harm.

  13. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Kinetta

    I enjoy transgressive cinema. This one doesn't need much dialogue. It's a form of choreography, where you wonder how much the dancers are willing to put up with.

  14. Dada Kubin's rating of the film Kinetta

    Lanthimos’ first film has many elements of his signature style that made his later films so impressive, but in “Kinetta” they’re not well developed yet. “Kinetta” feels like a rehearsal and lacks the tension of his later films. “Kinetta” could have worked as a 40 minute short film, but as a feature film it is downright boring. It wasn’t going anywhere, nor was I as a viewer expecting anything but the film to end.

  15. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Kinetta

  16. Daniel Roque's rating of the film Kinetta

    After an auteur/director first successful movie, it's hard not to think about his previous works as a bit surpassed. 'Kinetta' has some WTF moments and bizarre characters, but something is missing - something that Lanthimos has found in 'Dogtooth' and has masterfully developed till 'The Lobster'.

  17. Gabriele Mariotti's rating of the film Kinetta

    Slippers, Spinach pie, Car, Ice cube, Road, Bread, Home, Beach, Magazine, Rock, Paper, Scissor.

  18. Bernardo Crastes's rating of the film Kinetta

    You can tell that there are a lot of ideas bubbling in here, ideas that define Lanthimos's posterior works, but it's a bit done in an amateur, pretentious way. It gets better as you understand the at first impenetrable characters, topping it off with some sublime final scenes. The struggle scenes are also gripping and beautiful.

  19. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Kinetta

    The dominant tone here is one of dislocation and disconnection, a world where human relating is replaced by fantasy, power games and perversity; the threadbare narrative and shaky handheld camerawork demand we keep our own distance as spectators. A difficult viewing experience and I'm not convinced it really needed 90 minutes to do its thing.

  20. alf to the rescue's rating of the film Kinetta

    Oddly captivating. Sexual and exploitative, could easily be described as a film where nothing much happens.

  21. Benjamin Bland's rating of the film Kinetta

    Not sure that the complete absence of narrative here is redeemed by anything particularly visually striking. Hints of Lanthimos's future paths, but only small ones...

  22. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Kinetta

    Greek Nothing-Core for a chronicle of a death foretold?

  23. Rita Barbosa's rating of the film Kinetta

    Very compelling characters, but very weird and hard to follow.

  24. raggiodisole's rating of the film Kinetta

    Not for plot/narrative lovers, and the blackest of black satires. if these are real lives that are being parodied, we can almost sympathise, but this is Crash-lite, really.

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