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  1. Kuja's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    An alternate ending would be our pampered boy show up at Madison Square Garden in 1939 to celebrate the rise of Nazism, as shown in the documentary Night at the Garden. Music by Scott Walker.

  2. Mattia Ricotta's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

  3. Nathan Grey Hollis's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

  4. Balthaz21's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

  5. HKFanatic's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    Like "Elephant"-era Gus Van Sant directing a remake of "The Omen" set in post-WWI France. Beautifully shot by DP Lol Crawley, but the film's treatment of psychology is too superficial to ever feel as though it's getting to the heart of a fascist demagogue's origins. The apocalyptic, thundering soundtrack by Scott Walker overpowers everything, which I suppose is as it should be - it's the best part of the movie.

  6. Daniel Roque's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    It's just impressive how this is a directorial debut. Bradley Corbet learned by working with the best directors and he's close to become one.

  7. shane_b's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

  8. OldGermanCurrency's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

  9. DimasRimbaud's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    I like the tone, like Jane Campion's gothic version. Gile, gak nyangka Brady Corbet yg jdi Brian di Mysterious Skin bisa bikin pilm se-intens ini. Patut ditunggu film2 berikutny.

  10. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    A strange story to take on, and while it sags here and there, Corbet is inarguably a talent worth following. There’s an ambition here, also an intelligence, that feels incredibly rare for someone so young.

  11. Sonosoloio's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    There is something here that remind me Hanke's films.

  12. RumbleFish's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    Pacchiano (la meschinità della grandiosità) e inutile (esiste una riflessione riguardo questo film? suggerisce una soluzione? rappresenta una denuncia? niente) ma godibile, bei colori e adorabile la recitazione del bambino.

  13. ig_____or's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    Terrific opening titles, poster, soundtrack, cinematography, cast... and one terrifying little boy that already belongs in the pantheon of creepy kids in cinema! Cleverly leaves the question open: is evil born or raised?

  14. mootz15's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    A fairly mediocre family drama that neverheless manages to sustain an impressive level of tension before finally crumbling into a parodic reductio-ad-hitlerum-meets-Hellboy-villain mess in the final 10 minutes or so. On the other hand, Scott Walker's soundtrack is strikingly efficient (and perhaps largely responsible for what is successful in the film)

  15. Monasteries's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    This could be 20 minutes longer to give depth to Pattinson reappearing as the Bastard. I don't buy the intertitle as literal, nor do I buy the father beating his son out of cuckoldry - basically dynamic of the parents & Pattinson should be explored to that end. The childish "tantrums" did a great job of poignantly being analogous to 2010s proto-fascism. Walker's score was incredibly effective given the slow pace.

  16. samuele90's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    Sicuramente è più interessante tecnicamente, che per le solite banalità sul Potere come coacervo di ogni complesso freudiano possibile e immaginabile.

  17. ali di pollo's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    Facciamo finta che la fine non esista

  18. Luca Di Gianni's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

  19. matelot's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    le soundtracks di scott walker sono pazzesche

  20. Eric Porcelluzzi's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

  21. thelastronaut's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    A World War I movie with a Scott Walker score sounds like a great movie. Unfortunately, this is not that movie. Walker's score set to stock footage of World War I actually carried more weight than the actual movie.

  22. †. Kennedy Pope's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    Actor Brady Corbet's directorial debut leaves a lot to be desired in terms of the near-fainéant progression of the story. However, despite its sometimes unbearably slow pace, the cinematography is wonderful; the score is horrific and incredible; and the brilliance of the third act (Prescott's ominous childhood transformation into a fascist idealogue) makes the whole film worth the watch.

  23. Śākyamuni's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

    Il film divampa in un finale zulawskiano di terremotante ed enigmatica potenza, che fagocita la Storia; un attacco di panico universale che annulla l'Apocalisse, sospendendo entrambe, rimandandole, anzi, rendendole eterne ed ideali, quindi extra-storiche, destinate a reiterarsi in ogni epoca, su altri globi d'argento, attraverso figure cristologiche che si capovolgono, perché il Male è inizialmente un angelo.

  24. Absentia's rating of the film The Childhood of a Leader

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