The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Austere, finely crafted, and compelling.
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Fails to provide enough tension to draw us into what, at first, seems a properly chilling crime drama.
If you have to pick between movies about the spiritual passion of tortured carpenters, make this the one.
A substantial story about how one man handles his personal turmoil.
[Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's] most gripping film to date.
It's spring-loaded with tension and driven by agonizing moral choice.
A gentle warning that in a world guided by an eye for an eye, everyone ends up blind.
The instructor is played by Olivier Gourmet in an extraordinarily physical (and cerebral) performance.
It's a clear-eyed style of filmmaking reminiscent of The Decalogue or The Bicycle Thief, movies that adopt a raw, bare-bones aesthetic to capture the difficult morality of everyday life.
There's no music, not much dialogue (and what there is is mundane), a deliberately bland video look, and not much happens.
The Son will dazzle you if you patiently think it through and discuss it. The effort you put into it will determine how much it rewards you in the end.
Actions, not words or feelings, are at the center of The Son, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's challenging, nearly religious parable of humanity, fallenness, and grace.
Simple yet deep. Not for blockbuster fans but amazing in its own way.
Watching the Son was an extremely interesting experience. I knew nothing what the movie was all about, except that it was from the Dardenne brothers, which I have seen some of their works before, like Rosetta and Lorna. What I got from this movie was an interesting, unique, realistic piece of alternative cinema.It showed things the way they are. Nothing was exaggerated or dramatized. Even the camera angles were realistic in the way they followed the characters. It was quite difficult to pin-point exactly what made this movie so brilliant,but a lot relied on the main character, who was amazing. He expressed so well with his eyes, and every change in emotion was visible by the look in his eyes. Throughout the entire movie the camera was focused on him, and he carried the movie through.The Dardenne brothers are good in showing the everyday life in a beautiful poetic style. I am looking forward in seeing more of their works.
Well crafted slow examination of grief and male communication.
The events are simple. The emotions are hugely complex.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Son", Olivier(Olivier Gourmet) is a carpentry instructor at a work center. At first, he decides against adding a new student to his class but a meeting with his ex-wife(Isabella Soupart) changes his mind. Olivier then becomes intensely curious about his new student...[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"The Son" is a tense drama that is filmed with handheld cameras, so the viewer is looking at Olivier's point of view throughout the film. The Dardenne brothers do a very good job at capturing the complex emotions at play.[/font]
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