The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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For most of the movie, you'll think Tomik is a pretty sick puppy. But Kieslowski's skill as a spare, cerebral film maker is to turn your perceptions around.
There is more real feeling in this brief feature than in a hundred full-length Hollywood romantic comedies.
Well aware that Hitchcock and Michael Powell have been down these streets before him, Kieslowski turns in an absolutely masterly movie that yields equal parts of humour and wry emotional truth.
Its picture of a world where people spy on one another reverberates with a post-cold-war paranoia, evoking the chilling notion that privacy, like love, may also be just an illusion.
A remarkable 1988 Polish feature expanded by Krzysztof Kieslowski from his film The Decalogue.
It's well-crafted and satisfying, even if it lacks the depth of Red.
What marks Kieslowski out as a great director is that he allows the viewer's own perceptions space to develop. The situations he sets up seem alive with divergent possibilities.
Wry humour and moments of real beauty accompany a painfully sharp dissection of human emotion.
As the power shifts between the watcher and his subject, between romantic love and carnal lust, Kieslowski taps into the most intimate, fragile areas of human relationships with gripping and often suprisingly humourous results.
A moral tract, like Krzysztof Kieslowski's other Dekalog expansion, though physical contact here revolves around the brutality of emotion, rather than killing -- the results are no less visceral.
It's impressive and provocative film-making, but ultimately the dispassion and the pessimism may render you little more than a detached observer.
A Short Film About Love, despite its title, has more to do with guilt and remorse and manipulation; it might not be about love at all.
Compelling, beautiful, affecting. Krzysztof Kieslowski's difficult and resonant meditation on all the effects that love has (guilt, manipulation, shame, remorse ect.). The cinematography is typically expressive and the performances are typically gut wrenching. Kieslowski never ceased to move his audiences in the most unique and unexpected ways.
Kieslowski crafts voyeuristic obsession into a visceral odyssey, illustrating that a flame can indeed be drawn to a moth.
A well-acted, sensitively directed film, but it's hard to get past the unlikelihood of a woman being actually *touched* by her stalker's obsession.
Additional note: I really don't agree with the AllMovie synopsis posted above. Tomek knew Magda "spread it around" from the beginning, so her belief in empty sex wasn't particularly shattering for him. I'd say his suicide attempt was more about shame -- being so unable to connect with others that he couldn't physically couple with the woman when she finally offered herself. Saying he "tries to forget her" doesn't ring true either, nor do the "amazed" or "hopelessly infatuated" descriptions. Did the reviewer even see the film?
Emo-Kieslowski goes DePalma in this creepy sexy voyeuristic character study
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