Killer of Sheep Reviews
I'm fascinated by the basic idea that, in our minds, we all sometimes feel like we live in tough circumstances, even if what's in front of our eyes appears to be opulent, or thoroughly "middle class". It's our mindset that informs our circumstances, and not the other way around. If more people understand that idea, I suspect there would be far less "Us vs. Them" mentality all over the world.
Highly, Highly recommend
It feels a bit flat, but still it's a very rememberable film caused by it's style and straight forwardness.
The biggest archievement here is the remeberable photography of the film along with the fantastic poetic vibe and usage. Loads of great quotes here along some great scenes. The grittyness is also a pro factor - it's as ugly as it is pretty.
It was pretty tricky to put it all togheter for me, so it never really gripped me either. A big piece for the so-called "black cinema" history.
Later on, after I gave it some time to sink in and think of all the beautiful scenes and shots that where used here, it turned out to be less flat. This is a grower that will stick with you.
Oh, a cool trivia piece is that Mos Def took a still from the film and used is as album cover for his record "The Ecstatic".
8 out of 10 dog masks.