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Year
2022
Runtime
100 min.
Director
Alex Garland
Genres
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Rating *
6.1
Votes *
0
Checks
727
Favs
32
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
4.4% (1:23)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Though Alex Garland's subject matter remains much the same with Men, he ditches science-fiction for horror-fantasy, or perhaps for magical realism, depending on how you interpret things. Many elements point to an interior journey for the wonderful Jessie Buckley, but others ground the story in some kind of tangible reality involving the Green Man of folklore (a male-presenting fertility god, natch). However Harper is being haunted, whether psychologically or factually, this is a film that, in addition to having stellar cinematography and sound design, has rich thematic texture. Harper has just come out of a toxic relationship, and on her solitary getaway, can't get away from all these men and their aggressions, micro-aggressions and patriarchal attitudes. That they're all played by Rory Kinnear is something never commented on (which adds to the film's subjectivity), but slashes at the phrase "Not All Men". It's perhaps a little on the nose and silly, but part of a greater tapestry. "Blaming women" for their sexuality is mentioned many time, with references to Eve and Helen of Troy among the more subtle cues. What provokes this attack on Harper is nothing at all - she is not sexualized (quite the opposite) and the "trigger" seems to be a moment of peace and delight for her, i.e. just a woman existing in the world. I rate this film highly, but audiences may have a hard time resolving all the ambiguities to their satisfaction. Or alternatively, finding it a big blunt in its messaging. I prefer to see it as a tone poem about this particular kind of trauma, where everything relates to its theme in some way, and have no problem imagining "what just happened". 6 months 1 week ago
  2. 12Damon3's avatar

    12Damon3

    Beautiful cinematography and a haunting soundtrack. I feel like the second half wasn't as powerful or engaging as the first, but overall it was quite the unique ride. The two leads (Jessie and Rory) were absolutely brilliant. 6 days 10 hours ago
  3. On cinema at the cinema's avatar

    On cinema at the cinema

    I really enjoyed this movie. Jessie Buckley is just fabulous. 10 bags of popcorn. 1 month 2 weeks ago
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