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ONE STAR (OUT OF FIVE STARS IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW)

This film is a movie that is not good. It has no understanding of European geography culture [Editor's Note: look up timeline of Prague - Berlin via Venice] and so from a geopolitical standpoint I say no.

It is a festering carcass of toxic masculinity more foul than the actors forced to be in Italian drag. It is outright violent to women, encourages gaslighting (SAVE MANDY MOORE!!), xenophobia, cultural whitewashing, and all-around American Imperialism lite.

However, we have fixed the hole in the time loop. If you play the Disney channel original film My Date With the President's Daughter (1998) on mute toward the end you will understand. David Lynch if you're reading this, to think that we saw this on Mulholland Dr. Thank you for letting us now forget.
1 week 2 days ago
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Interesting until the disgusting transphobic twist ending - completely outrageous and offensive.
2 months ago
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Not nearly as good as the novel - "that" is an experience. This really sucks the life out of the narrative and makes it into an unbelievably strange Pixar-like fairy tale. Can't see this being interesting to anyone who isn't familiar with the source text. Excellent performances though!
3 months ago
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Astonishing - completely deranged. I've never seen a film built on this immense an amount of discomfort.
3 months 3 weeks ago
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Not nearly as good as the film but a decent adaptation!!
3 months 3 weeks ago
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Impeccable filmmaking - just astonishing camerawork and storytelling. It utterly bursts with life.
4 months ago
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An absolute masterpiece, truly a 10/10 in my book. What a powerful meditation on the divine act of creation.
4 months 2 weeks ago
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Worth it for the hunt scene alone.... what a masterpiece
5 months 2 weeks ago
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"Put a note on my desk in the morning - think thin."
5 months 2 weeks ago
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Hurt's performance has not aged well at alllll - this whole project rewrites South American history with white actors and it is not comfortable or sensical.

Also - Raul Julia's performance is ICONIQUE in this, he so should have gotten the awards hype back then but classic, went to the average white guy instead.
6 months 1 week ago
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It's impossible to take this movie seriously because of how atrocious Christopher Walken's accent is - how on earth were the other actors able to do a scene with him?
6 months 1 week ago
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I was a bit disappointed by this :/ Zulawski's camerawork is of course astounding, as is all the mise en scene, but the dialogue is laughably bad. It reads like a student art film take attempting to be Tarkovsky.
6 months 2 weeks ago
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An absurdist masterpiece - what a deranged commitment to concept, carried exquisitely by Richard E. Grant. A must-see for those with offbeat taste.
6 months 2 weeks ago
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I'm going to have to hard disagree with the comments so far (which are also, mind you, nearly a decade old) and say this film is an audacious masterpiece. It is Lee at his most utterly bold and powerful as a filmmaker, huge aesthetic choices (powerfully combining hundreds of sources of found footage) in an eerily prescient condemnation of America's need to subjugate the Black other. It's a truly sublime piece of total filmmaking.
7 months 2 weeks ago
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I have a generous, open-hearted appreciation for zany accents of all kinds. But even I have my limits... Lionel Barrymore's grandma drag is almost unwatchable.
8 months ago
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I found the levels of misogyny in this - particularly the scene culminating in sexual and physical assault - to be unbearable. It's interesting that this was written and directed by a woman, as I found some of these scenes in extremely poor taste...
8 months 4 weeks ago
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Lady Wakasa's dance is truly one of the most captivating sequences of cinema I've ever seen, moves me to tears and simultaneously to a hushed silence every time I see it.
9 months 2 weeks ago
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Demme's camerawork is so audacious and pays dividends - the number of scenes in which it is almost entirely the actors speaking direct to camera is brilliant (and often, haunting).
9 months 2 weeks ago
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I came veryyyy close to giving up on this, but after about the first half hour it finds its groove (either that or we, the viewer, finally acclimate to this strange hybrid of 1940s movie talk with 1940s street talk.

PS: the Orson Welles portrayal is uncanny
9 months 2 weeks ago
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Can we talk about how the club seduction is a total cinematic masterpiece?
11 months ago
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