Dec 8, 2018
A story told as much through mood, sentiment and image than through a writer's more conventional tool of dramaturgy.
Sep 29, 2017
Unfortunately Sorrentino's often playful assault on genre conventions is sabotaged by an ostentatious visual style that alludes to the work of such disparate directors as Antonioni and Scorsese but is little more than a bag of empty tricks.
Nov 17, 2014
Sorrentino wins all bets we'll buy his film's more existential, literary, romantic ambitions because of the sheer ecstasy--the great beauty--of his style. Style becomes substance--the cuts and angles create narrative, the screen's surface opens up depths.
Jul 3, 2007
a tense, tragic portrait of a life suspended. Simply unmissable.
Apr 1, 2006
Aug 24, 2005
Two superfluous sub-plots notwithstanding, this atmospheric character study is clearly the work of a very talented filmmaker.